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The Laughing Cat

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6 Upper Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ham and lentil soup

A delicious ham and lentil soup with a soft brown bap served by a very pleasant and attentive Scottish gentleman.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2014
VCI59
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Homemade soup, average coffee and nice staff, but it's a little cramped and out of the way. Homemade cakes are good too. Service was surprisingly slow given how small it is.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A delicious ham and lentil soup with a soft brown bap served by a very pleasant and attentive Scottish gentleman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beautiful (and very generous portions) food, cake and amazing coffee!! Worth a look and return trip. All fresh homemade stuff with great service. Very kid friendly too!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A nice little cafe, off the beaten track but worth a minute or two detour from the main street. Nice coffee & sandwiches and a nice atmosphere. Background music not too intrusive and there is a good selection of papers & magazines to dip into while you wait. Staff were friendly & helpful.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Needing a quick bite to eat I passed this cafe and called in. What a sensible decision! After explaining I was in a hurry I was quickly brought coffee & some very good home made cake. I liked the unusual decor & the peaceful atmosphere. It was so much more pleasant and interesting than calling at one of the chains.... More 

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north east
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We popped in for coffee and cake today using our groupon voucher and once again thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The home made chocolate cake was just gorgeous, light and fluffy balanced against the richest chocolatiest frosting - delicious and topped of with a lovely round of hot drinks served with a smile and a generous helping of friendliness. Thank you

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very good coffee in the city centre but comfortable, quiet and peaceful. Great atmosphere, also TLC stock a great selection of greeting cards.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We loved The Laughing Cat Café. It is small but has a good atmosphere. Great coffee and great food, especially the soup. The deluxe hot chocolate is out of this world!! We also had cake which was divine! The staff are very friendly. We would visit again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

A wonderfully cute little place with lovely staff and gorgeous food. Staff are friendly and chatty, the music is good (Bowie's Hunky Dory album? Yes please!) and the place is LGBTQ friendly as well, adding up for an overall wonderful experience. Would go again, recommend!

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The laughing cat may look like a nice welcoming cafe. It is not. This is one of the worst places, i've been too. It's cramped, the food is bland to say the least, the staff may be friendly, but they are also rude. They take for ever to get your food to you and get it mixed up. Its cheap,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Upper Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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