Cupcake Espresso. Picture by Jonathan CarrollTime for quick bite, sweets
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Address: Shop 2, 38 Bolton Street, Newcastle

Open: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm Saturdays

Phone: 49291990

Website: cupcakeespresso南京夜网.au

Owned by: Adriana Daley

ROW upon row of colourful cupcakes captivate customers who enter Cupcake Espresso, so much so that the cafe’s savoury menu is often overlooked.

Lunch is on the menu at Cupcake Espresso, in the form of wraps and pasta – tailor-made for workers on the run.

There are at least 16 different cupcake flavours on offer at any given time, with 15 permanent flavour options and others making surprise appearances.

The shop’s owners are hoping to open another Cupcake Espresso on Tudor Street, Hamilton early next month.

Wraps and sandwiches (all $7.90): New York rare roast beef, caramelised onion, baby spinach and aioli on olive and rosemary sourdough or wrap; chicken caesar wrap; roasted turkey breast, cranberry, Tasmanian brie and baby spinach on soy and linseed sourdough; roasted turkey breast, cranberry, Tasmanian brie and baby spinach wrap; chicken breast, shortcut bacon, avocado and aioli on olive and rosemary sourdough; chicken breast, shortcut bacon, avocado and aioli wrap; chicken breast, basil pesto mayonaise, sundried tomato and baby spinach on olive and rosemary sourdough.

Pastas (all $8.90): vegetable lasagne; spinach and ricotta cannelloni; beef tortellini in boscaiola sauce; ricotta ravioli in mushroom, sun-dried tomato pesto and cream sauce; chicken half moon in tomato and cream sauce.

Cupcakes: Banana; blueberry; white chocolate (GF); strawberries and cream (GF); chocolate orange (GF); apple pie; banana toffee; pineapple and coconut; triple chocolate; vanilla bean; salted caramel; raspberry white chocolate; peppermint chocolate; hazelnut chocolate; Turkish delight; lemon meringue; lemon; peanut butter; chocolate; cherry ripe (GF).

Macarons: Chocolate; raspberry cream; passionfruit; strawberry; chocolate mint; salted caramel; coconut rough; vanilla bean; hazelnut.