Best vegetarian friendly places to eat in Newcastle

You don’t have to look too hard to find high quality and affordable vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants in Newcastle. Most venues in the area have vegetarian options, but these are some of the best.


Krishna's Cafe- Govinda's

110 King Street Newcastle 4929 6900

Krishna's Cafe is an affordable option for vegans and vegetarians. This all you can eat buffet has been popular for years due to its healthy cuisine and friendly atmosphere. Lunch is as low as $5 for concession. .

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Natural Tucker Cafe and Health Foods

108 Darby Street Cooks Hill 4929 1229

Natural Tucker is famous for their delicious vegan and vegetarian lunches, including wraps, pies, burgers and salads. Their sweet potato and cashew salad is packed full of fresh vegetables and nuts and their tempeh wrap with tempeh strips, salad and satay sauce are both reasonably priced and of good size. They also sell organic fruit and vegetables, gluten free foods and freshly squeezed juices.

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Mucho's Mexican Restaurant

9/50 Glebe Road The Junction 4929 5337

Newcastle's most popular Mexican restaurant has a host of authentic vegetarian dishes for dine in or take away. With tasty, fresh ingredients, drinks at affordable prices and a fun atmosphere, what's not to love?

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Benjama's Thai Restaurant

100 Darby Street Cooks Hill 4926 1229

With generous meal sizes and a variety of vegetarian options, Benjama's is sure to satisfy. The tofu cashew nut and ginger vegetable stir fries are absolutely delicious and meal prices are reasonable. Service is extremely fast and the staff are always helpful.

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The Depot on Darby

141-143 Darby Street Cooks Hill Visit The Depot on Darby 4929 2666

The Depot on Darby is known for their fantastic service, consistent quality and friendly staff. Their lunch, dinner and tapas menus all boast a variety of tasty vegetarian options such as the warm vegetable and haloumi salad, crisp goats cheese dumplings and pumpkin gnocchi.

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My favourite has already been mentioned. The warm vegetable and haloumi salad from The Depot on Darby is truly delicious. I order it every single time I go there and am never disappointed. Sometimes it is risky to order the same dish twice as it can ruin your initial delight. Depot delivers every time!

Laura Wilson

Please add “Sunny’s” at 86 Maitland Road, Islington.


Thanks for the suggestion Art, I’ll be sure to check it out! What’s your favourite dish there?

Anna Shelly

Muchos, would you like cheese with your cheese!!

When at sunny’s you’ve got to try the beans w/ poached eggs!!! A bit of an oversight missing sunny’s considering it’s the only exclusively vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Newcastle.


Sunny’s Cafe!!!! - not only vegetarian/vegan but all organic. Favs everything - protein salad, curries and the all day breakfasts!!!

Have not been to Sunnys for awhile. A favourite was called ‘Heartstarter’. It is all-vegetarian cafe - near corner of Beamount St/Maitland Rd at Iso.


Sounds fantastic, I have no idea how I’ve never heard of it. Will investigate ASAP.

Anna Shelly

I have a vegan friend coming to visit Newcastle and i need suggestions for places that has good vegan options and other nonvegan options. Thanks


Hi there Amanda, thanks for your comment. Have you checked out our map guide to vegetarian eating in Newcastle?

Add Sunny’s. I think it’s the only other completely vegetarian cafe in Newcastle. I think the name might have changed? Everyone knows it as Sunny’s. Maitland Rd. Islington, near Beaumont St.

Samuel Lewis

Sunny’s Cafe open Thursdays to Sundays
9am -4 pm FSS and Friday nights 6 -8pm
11-6 Thursdays

Suzanne Riley

Hi You missed the best vegetarian vegan raw night in town Wednesday Nights at the Croatian Club. It’s a great community run iniative, 100 percent volunteer run serving up the best food in town for just one night only Wednesday nights. Foods includes vegan, vegetarian, raw foods, fruit salads, cooked deserts…with heaps of gluten free options too. Come join the revolution with by donation only food is served buffet style at 7pm. The Croatian Wickam Sports Club, Albert Street, Wickam.

Thanks for the info Salome! We’ll be sure to include it when we update the post 🙂

Website needs to be updated. Krishna’s Café - Govinda’s has not been in Newcastle for over a year.

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