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Vennel's Cafe

71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
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Ranked #30 of 253 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
Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came across this cafe by chance and what a lovely little find. It was very busy and we had to take our food upstairs which was a little difficult as we were balancing 2 hot meals, 2 glasses of wine and 2 desserts on our trays as well as carrying our shopping bags - quite precarioius on narrow stairs. Despite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely cafe with very friendly staff, food is beautiful and anyone who says its 'over priced' clearly know nothing about good honest food! All of the food is freshly baked daily on the premisis, i think the price of the food is fair considering. Inside is lovely and clean and welcoming. If you like homely food vennels is a must... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just as the title says, the menu is not very varied or that exciting and the food they do offer is overpriced for what it is and how much they do give you. The place itself is quite pretty and quaint, and is located in a rather central area, but is hidden away, keep an eye out for the sign.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great little cafe with good atmosphere and food. Nice range of lovely cakes, good coffee and nice salads. Friendly service.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I go there for lunch most Mondays. It starts my week off so well. You can sit outside, they have a great big canopy and heated overhead lights.The food is all made on the premises and their cakes are to die for. Their scones are admired nationwide. Staff very friendly, its self service but they will help you if you... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

when im up in Durham I often as usual pop into vennels for a lunch while waiting on emails etc. The food dishes are always great the staff are excellent and very polite and the hygiene is brilliant and that matters a lot to a women whom works as a qualified chef in a northern restaurant! I wont tolerate unclean... 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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