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13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
+44 191 232 7836
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $8
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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Description: Multi-award winning small coffee shop. The focus is definitely on coffee but we also offer a range of sandwiches, salads, soups and cakes depending on the season. We've built a reputation for doing some of the best coffee in the region whilst also working very hard to make your visit enjoyable with great service too.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place, amazing hot chocolate and such a cute setting. Soup is also very good and would especially recommend their brownies. Unfortunately not a coffee drinker but all my friends who are rave about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

One of my ('the') favourite coffee shop in Newcastle. A place worth going that's locally driven and actually has a character. Not like one of those heartless chain stores. Food is good, cakes are even better and the coffee is amazing, also the playlist is always giving out a chilled feeling! It's a hidden treasure with good vibes.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is by far one of the best coffee shops in Newcastle. Joe lives and breathes coffee; you will learn the most fascinating things about your drink! Go for the strange coffee that looks like it's being brewed in a science lab.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fantastic little coffee shop, hidden down a spiral staircase. Joe is one of the top baristas in the country (check out all the awards on the counter) and you can see why. Always a choice of three beans, different brewing methods (haven't tried syphon yet but it's on my to do list) and different styles. The cappuccino is fantastic. I... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Really great coffee, I love my coffee and have never been keen on the over priced cup of costas and Starbucks. What a find, flat cap coffee shop has been in Newcastle for years and until I saw it on TV did not know of its existence. Housed down a spiral staircase its a small space with the warm aroma... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to many places that are claimed to have 'the best coffee in ___'. It's rarely true. The ultimate test of a coffee is whether or not it tastes good through a filter, black and without sugar - because served like that, there is no way to disguise a lack of freshness, poor roasting or low bean quality.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Not sure what all the fuss is about this place. No atmosphere, the place was nearly empty. Much better places to go with atmosphere. Felt claustrophobic sitting in basement of shop. As I was on my own tried to make conversation with the guy who was serving but difficult. The coffee was smooth but tepid. I prefer my coffee hot... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday but it wasn't overrun. Waited alone at the counter for about five minutes before my order was taken, then another half an hour (yes, I timed it!) for my filter coffee and cup of tea. I'm not sure why it took thirty minutes for, basically, the kettle to boil. The cake was delicious, and the coffee... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Relaxed place in basement of shop, freshly ground and brewed coffee from a choice of three different varieties of beans. Home baked fruit scone was superb especially as it was warmed and served with jam.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Only 4 star rather than 5 simply because of our wait. Only one person serving, another expected in later apparently. Coffee (2 varieties selected between us - both Cappuccinos) was lovely, but could have been hotter ?. I know coffee is not boiled, but easy to pre warm cups maybe ?.

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Address: 13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
Phone Number: +44 191 232 7836
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
Cuisine: Café, Soups, Sandwiches

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