A Classic Video Game Arcade, Bar & Kitchen

1989 is Sydney’s first arcade bar and café serving up great food, booze & coffee.

Opening Hours

Café
Monday – Saturday
7am until 4pm
Sunday
8am until 4pm

Bar
Monday – Wednesday & Sunday
5pm until 11pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
5pm until 12 Midnight

Come visit us

You can find us in vibrant Newtown in Sydneys Inner West. We are at the City end of King Street next to Queen Street.

Step back in time

Sydney’s first Arcade Bar & Café!

1989 Bar – Arcade – Kitchen is a classic video game arcade that operates as a café by day and bar at night. With 13 arcade classics on the floor, from Space Invaders to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ’89 is a retro gaming utopia and fantastic place to eat & drink.

We are serious about our craft beer and support the local inner west brewing scene with Batch Brewery, Wayward, Grifter, Young Henry’s and many more represented either on tap or in our tinnie fridge. Overall we have 23 craft beers on our booze menu.

Wine is more your thing? No worries, we have an eclectic wine list including a very tasty Prosecco and our classic cocktails include a killer Espresso Martini made from fresh coffee. Cider and spirits are also in the house!

Our kitchen serves up delicious meals from 7am till 4pm before closing for an hour and reopening at 5pm till 10pm. Our burgers are (honestly) awesome and we have plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes available. Dine in or take away.

Our coffee is brewed using beans from Sydney’s inner west boutique roaster The Little Marionette. We use Blend 7 Sanchez for a delicously rich & strong cup of Joe.

Our atmosphere is always welcoming & laid back whilst our aesthetic is unapologetically geek chic (our feature wall is made up of 500 real VHS cassette cases).

Menu

Breakfast, brunch or just lunch? We've got you

The Carnivore

Crispy fried chorizo, bacon, pulled pork beans, two poached eggs, whole grilled field mushroom, roasted tomato, potato rotsi, homemade baba ghanoush served with sourdough toast & butter

$22

The Herbivore

Two poached eggs, potato rotsi, grilled red chilli, roasted tomatoes, whole grilled field mushroom, house baked kidney beans, spiced beetroot and feta, pan fried sesame asparagus served with sourdough toast & butter

$20

Sourdough Toast or Apricot Fruit Toast

with your choice of jam, marmalade, peanut butter or good ol’ Vegemite (V)

$6

Free Range Eggs on sourdough

cooked as you like (V)

  • with bacon+$3
  • with salmon+$6
$10

Stacked Brioche French Toast

with peanut butter mascarpone, toasted pistachios & berry compote (V)

  • with bacon+$3
$14

Benedict Eggs on a potato rosti

with bacon and a homemade cider hollandaise

  • or salmon$18
  • or avocado$15
$15

Smashed Avocado on sourdough

with whipped mint feta & a poached egg (V)

$16

with brown rice or quinoa, fresh cucumber, sliced carrot, blanched silverbeet, sautéed mushroom, baked sweet potato, crunchy spiced baked chick peas, house baked kidney beans & with tahini & yoghurt dressing (GF, V, VEGAN)

$15

Panko crumbed Basa fillet served with whole egg tartare sauce, green salad & crinkle cut fries

$16

juicy meat patty, melted cheese with tomato, lettuce, garlic aioli, sweet onion tomato jam, American mustard, sweet spiced gherkins & crinkle cut fries

$15

Chicken & Bacon Burger

with avocado, melted cheese, chilli onion jam, lime aioli & crinkle cut fries

$16

Sweet Potato Vegetarian Burger

with halloumi, pineapple, coleslaw, lime aioli, chipotle mayo, jalapenos & crinkle cut fries (V)

$15

Basa fish Burger

Panko crumbed Basa fillet with whole egg tartare sauce, sweet spiced gherkins & crinkle cut fries

$15

Steak sandwich

marinated in garlic and red wine on rustic bread with sweet onion tomato jam and crispy lettuce, served with crinkle cut fries

$16

Gourmet chicken sandwich

Poached chicken marinated in lime aioli with lettuce, fresh tomato, avocado and tasty cheese on sourdough

$10

Roasted vegetable focaccia

with roasted capsicum & eggplant, artichoke, tomato, homemade hummus, rocket and tasty cheese

$10

Classic bacon & Egg Roll

with your choice of tomato or BBQ sauce

$8

Vegetarian breakfast Roll

with egg, spinach & cheese (V)

  • with avocado+3
$7

Wraps

  • Meat$9.50
  • Vegetarian$8.50

Salad

  • Small$4.50
  • Large$8.50

Croissant

  • with smoked ham & Gruyère cheese+3
$4

Kids

Hey teacher, leave those kids alone!

Coco Pops & Milk

$5

Dippy eggs & cheesy soldiers

$5

Kids Cheeseburger

$7

with fries & sauce

Sides

Fries with Chipotle Mayo

$5

Bacon

$3

Poached / boiled / fried / scrambled egg

$2

Halloumi

$3

Smashed Avocado

$3

Baby Spinach

$2

Fancy something sweet?

Please ask our guys & girls about daily cake options. They love talking about cake

Banana Bread

$4

Muffin

$4

Chocolate Brownie

$6.50
  • with ice cream+3

Slice of Cake

$7
  • with ice cream+3

Pecan Pie

$5

Slice of raw cake

$6.50

(GF, DF,V, VEGAN)

Raw Slice

$4.50

(GF, DF,V, VEGAN)

Raw Mousee

$5

Ice Cream by Serendipity!

$6

Choose from Death By Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Banana, Strawberry Jam, Vanilla Bean, or Espresso

Affogato

$6

a shot of espresso served over a scoop of vanilla or espresso ice cream

Hot Drinks

Our coffee is brewed using beans from Sydney’s inner west boutique roaster The Little Marionette. We use Blend 7, Sanchez for a delicously rich & strong tasting cup of Joe

Cappuccino

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4.50

Latte

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4

Flat White

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4

Mocha

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4

Long Black

  • Regular$3
  • Large$4

Americano

$3

Macchiato

$3

Espesso

$3

Piccolo

$3

Chai Latte

  • Regular$4
  • Large$4.50

Chili Chai Latte

  • Regular$4
  • Large$4.50

Hot Chocolate

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4

Babyccino

$1

Cold Drinks

For when it's hot outside

Milkshakes!

Made with Serendipity ice cream!

  • Regular$6.50
  • Large$8.50

Death by Chocolate

Banana

Strawberry Jam

Salted Caramel

Vanilla Bean

Coffee

Mocha

Iced coffee

  • Regular$3.50
  • Large$4
  • with vanilla or espresso ice cream+ $3

Long black with ice

  • Regular$3
  • Large$3.50

Strangelove organic soft drinks

$4

Classic Cola

Smoked Cola

Blood Orange & Chili

Lemon Squash

Bitter Grapefruit

Orange Juice

$3

Apple Juice

$3

Coca Cola

$3

Coke Zero

$3

Bundaberg Ginger Beer

$3

Peach Ice Tea

$3

San Pellegrino Sparkling Water

$3

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Konami, 1989, 4 player, Side-scrolling beat ‘em up

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NBA JAM

Midway, 1993, 4 Player, Basketball sports game

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Point Blank 2

Namco, 1999, 2 Player, Shoot ‘em up

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Robocop

Data East, 1988, 1 Player, Side-scrolling shoot 'em up

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Sunset Riders

Konami, 1991, 2 Player, Run & gun

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Sega Astro City – Arcade Classics

Sega 1993, sit down cabinet loaded with the Arcade Classics!

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Street Fighter 2

Capcom, 1991, 2 player, Beat ‘em up

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The Simpsons

Konami, 1991, 2 player, Side-scrolling beat ‘em up

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Ghosts' n Goblins

Capcom, 1985, 1 Player, Side-scrolling platform game

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Final Fight

Capcom, 1989, 2 Player, Side Scrolling Beat 'em up

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TMNT: Turtles in Time

Konami, 1991, 4 Player, Side-scrolling beat 'em up

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COME VISIT US

YOU CAN FIND US IN VIBRANT NEWTOWN IN SYDNEY’S INNER WEST. WE ARE AT THE CITY END OF KING STREET NEXT TO QUEEN STREET.

Closest train stations are Macdonald Town (5 minute walk) or Newtown (10 minute walk). There are bus stops outside 1989 and Central station is about a 5-10 minute ride away. Taxi’s pass along King St frequently.

If you fancy driving, King St has a clearway between 3pm – 7pm Monday to Friday, with ticketed street parking outside of those hours.

Alternative street parking options close by are Queen, Forbes and Wilson Street.

TEL: (02) 9516 5581

ADDRESS: 22-24 King Street, Newtown, Sydney NSW 2042

OPENING HOURS:

Café
Monday to Saturday 7am – 4pm
Sunday 8am – 4pm

Bar
Monday – Wednesday & Sunday 5pm – 11pm
Midnight Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 12 Midnight

E-MAIL: hey@1989.com.au

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