The Cirque Cafe Has Rolled Into Town

The most read post on my blog to date is my piece on Dumpling Story. It's funny because that was such a quick post. I'd just been to this place which had just opened and loved it and really wanted to get my experience out there as quick as possible, so I don't think it's the best thing I've ever written, but it seems you guys loved it. So I want to deliver some more posts about places around Newcastle. I use to work as the Freelance Blog and Social Media Representative for Urban Walkabout, Newcastle. Each week I would go out to businesses in Newcastle, meet the owners and have a chat about their place of work and the awesome city of Newcastle. I wanted to share these blogs with you to give you more insight into the awesome places you can check out here in Newcastle. Also, as a side note, all the photos included with these posts are ones I did take myself while working for Urban Walkabout.

WHO: Cirque Café WHERE: 8 Bolton St, Newcastle NSW 2300

WHEN: Open now

The Essence: Pop into the Bolton street venue to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Newcastle while witnessing the performance of food creation.

The Facts: Cirque Café is the latest Modern Australia Cuisine establishment to grace Newcastle’s streets.
The name itself shows you’re in experienced hands, with owner and head chef, Keith Murray, taking inspiration from his 18 years in the business.
“When you work in kitchens for a long time, chefs are like it’s a circus basically. From what I remember when I was younger, people in the kitchen would always sing the circus song theme,” says Keith.
While behind the scenes things may get a bit crazy, customers will experience nothing but organised service. The classic dinner menu of the previously Hatted restaurant may no longer be around, but the quality food (whether it’s a light Fluffy Buttermilk Scone, or a hearty Big Breakfast) – made with a focus on locally sourced produce - makes Cirque a popular high-end café with locals.
Every visit can bring something new, with a constantly changing menu. “I change the menu quite a bit. It evolves around what customers want. I’ll take dishes off and put dishes on; you might come in one day and have something and come in the next day and it’s changed; hopefully its for the better,” explains Keith.
With an open kitchen as a focal point of the cafe, Keith invites you to “come to the circus and watch the show”

 The Find: Try the gnocchi, the head chef’s favourite dish. “It’s simple but complicated.”

Originally appeared on Urban Walkabout

What's your opinion?

  1. Nice! I really want to try more places! I've never even heard of this place, but I'll be sure to try!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  2. Tickets usually sell out fast, therefore make sure you know where to go when booking Vienna opera tickets for 'Die Fledermaus'. .... There are several New Year's Eve parties going on in Vienna every year, among them the Cirque Rouge , Volksgarten and Cafe Leopold parties which are my favourites. magic shows


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