1990s

newcastlehistoryAnd then there’s the album . . . in 1990, Peter Blakely released his debut album ‘Harry’s Café de Wheels’ which went platinum.

Harry’s has become so popular with the celebrities that in 1991, Rupert Murdoch had pies shipped to Los Angeles for an Australian themed Oscar’s party. But you definitely don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy Harry’s, just hungry. Since its initial opening in the 1930’s, Harry’s has withstood the test of time.

A trip to Harry’s lets you enjoy authentic Aussie tucker while taking a trip back through Harry’s history.

In 1998 the first Harry’s franchise opened in 1998 in Newcastle. The café is in fact an original tram, Tram #1892, that in its heyday, operated between Sydney and Bondi. It was left in a paddock at Rutherford, NSW before being completely refurbished by the Tramways Museum at Loftus in Sydney.