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Finalist for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2017

Table 1 Espresso is honoured to have been announced as a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2017. This year's National Presentation Evening will be held at The Westin on Saturday 1 April 2017, and promises to build on the event's reputation as the "Oscars of Small Business".

NEWCASTLE HERALD: Double shot for Espresso 

Merewether eatery Table 1 Espresso ordered a double shot of success at the 2016 Hunter Local Business Awards. The popular coffee house won best Cafe category and was then named overall Business of the Year. “I couldn’t believe it,” Table 1 Espresso owner George James more

NEWCASTLE HERALD: Setting Table to perfection 

Perfection is the passion at Merewether eatery and dining destination Table 1 Espresso, located on City Road. Be it the coffee, the food or the service, owner George James and his dedicated team are always focused on exceeding more

Winner of the R&CA Northern Consumer Vote Award

Over 900 of the state’s best metropolitan and regional operators gathered in Sydney to celebrate the award announcements. “The Awards for Excellence is the largest consumer-led awards program in Australia. The judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience,” said R&CA CEO John Hart... read more

Finalist for National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence in Cafe Restaurant

R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field. The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff.... read more

Winner of NSW Regional Cafe Restaurant (Hunter/Central Coast) at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence

More than 900 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged across 75 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Luna Park, Sydney. The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the more

Finalist for 2016 Hunter Local Business Awards

Table 1 Espresso is one of Newcastle's favourite cafes. A modern Australian menu with generous portion sizes, a mix of seasonal specialities, signature dishes, divine smoothies and award winning Campos coffee. George, owner and operator of this unique cafe has been surrounded by the industry all his life. With international experience working at many world-renowned resorts, he is an extremely talented and passionate barista. George leads the team, with a friendly, extremely creative and talented mix of floor and kitchen staff. They invite you to share their passion for unique food, delicious coffee and impeccable service.

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NEWCASTLE HERALD: Merewether's Table 1 Espresso named Australia's best new business

TABLE 1 Espresso owner George James sold two kilograms of coffee in his Merewether venture’s first week of trade. Fast forward two years and the now-landmark cafe goes through up to 15 kilograms every day. Table 1 Espresso's upwards trajectory reached a new high this week... read more

NBN NEWS: Table 1 Espresso Best of the Best in Australia

Almost two years since opening its doors, Newcastle cafe Table One Espresso has taken out one of the country’s most prestigious business awards.... read more

2015 NSW Restaurant & Catering Awards of Excellence

Only open for little over a year, they have been recognized locally and nationally by being awarded 2 of the major 4 Awards at the prestigious '2015 NSW Restaurant & Catering Awards of Excellence' held in Darling Harbour, Sydney.... read more


It was only a matter of time before George James opened his own cafe. Hospitality is in his family DNA. It is what they know and love. With such a strong family history in the food industry George spent 10 years dreaming of the place he wanted to create and waited for the right opportunity. Since opening Table 1 Espresso it has been the talk of the town.... read more


HUNTER restaurants, cafes and bars have once again cemented the region’s foodie credentials with wins at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence in Sydney.  Hunter region winners awards included Merewether’s Table 1 Espresso which picked up gongs in the Consumer Vote and Social Media categories..... read more


NSW’s best restaurants, caterers and cafe operators were recognised last night at the annual Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards.  The NSW Social Media Award was taken out by Table 1 Espresso, who generated the most posts on Instagram for using their registered hashtag...... read more


So what can you expect when you visit Table 1 Espresso? The easy answer is just about everything! George didn’t want to just focus on the healthy or the unhealthy, instead there is a nice blend of both. Paleo and clean, healthy meals sit right next to delicious sugar coated waffles and those famous Nutella pancakes.... read more


Based on one of Newcastle city’s main entrances and providing Merewether locals with morning caffeine and fresh meals to match is Table 1 Espresso cafe on City Road. Guests relax in this family-friendly cafe surrounded by warm tones, perusing daily blackboard ... read more


Food & Wine caught up with George last week when Table 1 Espresso was in the middle of its first birthday celebrations. He said opening his own cafe came after 10years of dreaming, when he finally found..... read more


It's Sunday and you've earned yourself a little sleep in. Forget about that alarm and don't even think about defrosting the bacon, because today you're going to treat yourself to a delicious brunch feed from a Newcastle cafe...... read more


AS kids, the rambunctious James boys of Adamstown fought like cats and dogs. ‘‘None of us like to lose,’’ says George, 38, of the friendly but fierce rivalry between he and brothers Harry, 39, and Peter James (P.J.), 42....... read more
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