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“Nice coffee,” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Flat Caps Coffee

Flat Caps Coffee
13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
0191 232 7836
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Price range: $3 - $5
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice coffee,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Went there as we heard the coffee was very good and we weren't disappointed. Reasonably priced sandwiches freshly made and tasty. Had read about the owner being surly but he was polite and the food was served in good time. That's all I expect from a cafe. It is hard to find if you don't know where to look, and the music is a bit "other worldly" but didn't stay long enough for it to irritate me too much, although it wouldn't be something I'd choose. It was off peak when we went so was quiet without much atmosphere, but it's probably better when it's busy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Unique little cafe hidden in a wonderful shop with fantastic coffee, such a refreshing change from your big chain coffee shops. I fully recommend this little piece of chilled out heaven. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Read about this award winning place on the internet, but have to say was very disappointed.
The cafe itself is in the basement of a shop on Ridley Place and is dark and dingy.
The guy in the flat cap serving rather dead pan and not too pleasant, not what I'd expected I'm afraid.
Coffee however lovely !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I heard this place did the best flat white coffee in Newcastle! Not so. To start with I couldn't find the cafe as it is very poorly advertised on the outer shop front. After that things just got worse - the man serving behind the counter, I think the owner, was rude and surly. He quite clearly couldn't be bothered. The coffee had a pretty pattern on it but it was tepid at best and had to be drunk immediately so that it wasn't stone cold. If it had been hot it would have been very nice as there was no bitterness at all but the cake was mediocre at best. My friend and I were there for 2.5 hours and our empty cups and plates weren't taken away from our table and the music was awful - a holistic shop is above the cafe and there was someone wailing in the background throughout. My advice is give this one a miss.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A secret underground coffee lovers paridise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The best coffee ever tasted is crafted in this little gem of a coffee shop. The Top quality Award winning coffee is to die for and one is never enough. A must see destination for coffee enthusiasts and beginners alike to taste the creations of Joe, the barista champ. Fantastic!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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