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71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
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Ranked #28 of 256 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The cafe is hidden aw at at the end of an alley. Inside it is on 2 floors and very quaint. Nice selection of teas and home made cakes. The staff are friendly and on the Saturday we were there it was very busy. Great place for pit stop, and ideally located not far from the cathedral.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went with a few friends after a recommendation - MAKE SURE YOU TAKE CASH! Thankfully we all had some but it is a common mistake to assume all cafes take card, some in Durham do not. Lovely selection of Cakes, I went for soup of the day and a Chocolate fudge - did not disappoint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited over the holidays after being recommended to visit from a friend (who's a lecturer at the university) and there was a queue out of the door. Luckily there was seating upstairs which is full of character. We tried most of the quiches/ pies and some cakes amongst us which were all great. We didn't think it was over... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The drinks here are nice. I cannot comment on the food as i have not tried it. beautiful old cafe. haunted too! staff cannot do enough. young and friendly! would definitely return!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great range of drinks and the food is absolutely lovely. The lovely old building is tucked away up one of Durham's narrow medieval streets, so you may miss it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Tucked away down a vennel (narrow passageway) with lots of levels in this busy and popular tearoom. Nice pies, quiche, jacket potatoes. Not cheap but good quality. Quirky old sewing machine bases for tables.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Prices too high for average food, i big let down, I was told this place was really good, its a very average cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Been in here a few times for a coffee and something to snack on and never been disappointed. Quiche is always good and there's a good selection of cakes on offer. Would definitely recommend.

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Chorley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A quaint little cafe hidden down an old fashioned alley way in Durham. Nice, if limited, selection of food but what there is tastes great. Friendly service and a very nice ambiance. Great value for money.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a lovely friendly cafe any time of the year spread out over 3 floors up a very narrow alley which used to be an old bakery and is full of character inside and out.The food is all local and very good ,the portions are very good as well good value for money. It is nice to sit outside... More 

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Address: 71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, English

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