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Flat Caps Coffee

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups
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13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
+44 191 232 7836
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Description: Multi-award winning small coffee shop. The focus is definitely on coffee...
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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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
flat caps

best coffee in newcastle. haven't eaten anything so can't rate the food but really cosy vibe albeit a bit of a bizarre location. just adds to the quirk though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
genofeves
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Murcia, Spain
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Murcia, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

best coffee in newcastle. haven't eaten anything so can't rate the food but really cosy vibe albeit a bit of a bizarre location. just adds to the quirk though.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great coffee shop, such a shame it's not more widely know it would be so popular the coffee is amazing, the food was brilliant overall a great experience, will be coming back again 👌

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place is in the cellar to a holistic and tarot shop. It is not easy to find and not signposted. I had high expectations of this place as it has so many high reviews - but I honestly think they must be friends and family as this place is grotty, dark, in need of repairs and the staff were... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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285 reviews 285 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The coffee is simply great, whatever you go for, but the soups such as sweet potato, coconut and chili are also excellent, nice sandwiches and brownies too. Small dark and hard to find, but worth it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We popped down to Flat Caps after a visit to Elula gift shop which is above. Unaware that there was even a coffee shop in Elula's basement we were pleasantly surprised. The coffee is simply delicious, puts Costa and Starbucks to shame! As it was our first visit we were thrown a bit by the selection of coffees on the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 7836

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?