As far as New Year’s resolutions go, some stick more than others, and in a perfect world we would stick to our intentions of packing a lunch for work every day. But in all honesty, this is most often short lived. So, if you are wanting to change up your daily dash to grab a bite on your way to a meeting, we have wrapped up a list of some of our favourite lunch stops in Newmarket.
Italian for lunch? That’s a big yes from us. This pasta bar opens first thing in the morning serving freshly basked pastries, paninis and coffee; but the best part is that they make fresh, homemade pasta in time for lunch. Choose from traditional homemade sauces, or if you’re really wanting to treat yourself, Nonna offers gourmet options like Lamb Ragu or Crema di Funghi… yum!
10-12 Teed Street
Serving up some of Newmarket’s best coffee and opening at 7am on weekdays, Altezano is a hard spot to miss on our morning commute. With unique and specialty roasted Altezano Brothers espresso blends, Altezano has gained a dedicated following amongst the coffee crowd. When lunch-time rolls around, we always know their cabinet to be a safe bet, with delicious salads, rolls, scones and more to get us through the afternoon.
1 Kent Street
A new kid on the block, Leafe Café has nailed the ‘healthy, convenient, affordable’ tagline which we all are looking for in a weekday lunch. Their ‘Lunchbox at Leafé’ system allows you to order your ‘lunchbox’ online up until 7pm the night before, offering a different salad, pasta or sandwich every day, with meat and vegetarian options which are all packed full of flavour and freshly made…winning! For passerbys, there are daily muffin or sandwich specials, perfect for a snack to eat and run.
Level 2, 277 Westfield
This has got to be one of the most popular spots for foodie-grams in Newmarket. Making sushi that is almost too pretty to eat, &Sushi is a fresh option for lunch on-the-go. This sleek and bright lunch spot is a frequent for out-of-office lunch goers. We also recommend trying their dessert sushi…trust us!
12 Teed Street
A food trend that is sweeping the nation, Poké bowls are typically a Hawaiian dish that are made of marinated fresh fish with soy sauce, sesame and seaweed. With a build-your-own style menu, Poké bowls are the perfect on-the-go option for a healthy lunch.
17a Remuera Road
Mutual Friends Espresso
Situated in the heart of Newmarket’s corporate sector, Mutual Friends Espresso are the slick new kids on the block. They run a tight ship when it comes to serving quality coffee and food to boot. Their menu offering consists of açaí and granola bowls, alongside a selection of handmade sandwiches and seasonal salads, as well as a raw treat or two if you are in need of an afternoon pick-me-up.
2 Morgan Street
Super-foodies will be well familiar with Sip Kitchen, home to a huge offering of whole foods from salads and sandwiches to raw treats and snacks. So whether you are vegan, keto, gluten-free and everything in between, this health-conscious café is the ideal spot to get on the healthy eating buzz during the working week.
12 Melrose Street
Teed Street Larder
Teed Street Larder sits in the heart of Newmarket and is a much-loved haunt for locals. With unbeatable brioches, an array of fresh sandwiches and a menu that’s not to be missed, the Larder’s sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy some fresh air during the lunch hour.
7 Teed Street