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Cafe 1901

St George's Terrace | Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Attached to Jesmond Methodist Church
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Attached to Jesmond Methodist Church
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English first
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As a previous frequent customer of this cafe I just wanted to say that I have been put off going back by the many bad reviews on this site. As there are so many new and highly rated cafes opening up in Newcastle and around I am surprised that the owners of Cafe 1901 - which could be doing so... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I like to put reviews on Trip Advisor that are positive - praise where praise is due. However, my experience in this cafe incensed me. I went with my husband and son for a coffee and cake as my son had just returned from a few months working in Africa. We ordered two cups of Assam and a cappuccino and... More

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Catcott, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were looking for a lunch stop, somewhere that could cope with my unusual dietary problems. What a find! Really interesting décor, very friendly staff, wonderful home cooked food, my 'challenges' no problem at all. What's more very reasonable prices. We had Pea, mint and cumin soup with home cooked bread, simply delicious for £4.75. Rustic breads for sale and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After living in jesmond for nearly 2 years, a few friends and I decided to go for brunch here yesterday - what a mistake!! We were told to sit on the sofas and a table would be available in about 5 minutes, instead we were never taken to a table so had to eat from stools and our laps, later... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Having just lunchtime in 1901, I enjoyed a good quality Latté before giving into the temptation of a 'Geordie Rarebit' made with Newcastle Brown Ale. Given the standard of some of Newcastle's great café's like Arlo, Pink Lane etc, I had high expectations at £6 a pop. The rarebit was sorely dissapointing, 2 slices of toast, soggy on the bottom,... More

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Newcastle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a really lovely place with very nice, albeit rather expensive, food and drink. If I were rating it on that alone it would be much higher. Where it falls down seriously is on the service. There always seems to be a problem with what we order and what we actually get!!!! Most of the staff are very pleasant... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This cafe has a lovely atmosphere and is beautifully decorated but the pricing is far from student friendly. I order a pot of tea for two and was charged £6 which is my opinion is extortionately overpriced for a pot of tea which contained no more than 3 cups. I certainly won't be returning.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I booked for a group of up to 20 to come mid January at lunch time. I was very impressed with the friendliness and lovely food when I booked and was wondering if in the middle of a busy Saturday they would be as accommodating. I needn't have worried all was wonderful. They had moved a large table from the... More

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Sunderland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Went here with my son for a quick lunch - he'd been before but it was my first visit. I loved the decor, ambience and great service. Soup of the day was delicious - parsnip and rosemary, served with soft, chunky brown bread and Lurpak! It isn't the cheapest cafe, I agree, but not astronomical - £15 for soup, panini... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

....well not quite, but this is the first cafe I've come across in Newcastle and surrounding areas that could be up there with the Butterfly Cabinet in Heaton (a firm favourite of mine for years). I love the decor, right up my street. The only thing I'd say about it is it is very cramped and difficult to move about,... More

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