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“Coffee Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 9 Bar Coffee

9 Bar Coffee
100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
01914472217
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Street Food
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Coffee Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Simply the best coffee in Newcastle. Situated in one of Newcastle's nicest street. Lucrative outdoor seating area overlooking the theatre entrance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Hot Chocolate? I think not !!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Called here for a drink with family & friends, there are lots of coffee shops to choose from in the area but we plumped for 9 Bar Coffee as they advertised ' the best cheese & onion toastie' and it's a small independent company. However we didn't want a toastie only a drink, ordered a latte & two hot chocolates, which were a little on the dear side but I expected they would be worth it. How wrong could I be? The latte was served in a very small juice glass - remember those you had for your lunch water at school? that's what it came in. The hot chocolates had a pretty design on top but were lukewarm, as was the latte.
Overall a disappointing experience and one we won't be repeating anytime soon.
I don't think we were the only disappointed customers as the part of Americans on the next table advised loudly they would be going across to Corta for further coffee.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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“Best coffee in Newcastle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice in last week. The Di Giorgio family know what they are doing - thank you. A great independent cafe with simple delicious snacks and the best coffee in Newcastle. And I love the guy behind the counter with the fantastic black, shiny hair.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Coffee to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The best coffee in Newcastle. Stylish and lovely to watch the world go by on a sunny day. Dreams of the Italian Rivera. Food looks amazing too. We tried a delicious apricot tart. Yummmmmy indeed

Visited July 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Nice alternative to bland coffee shop chains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

9 Bar is a welcome change from the hoards of coffee shop chains in Newcastle. It serves excellent, rich coffee (if you're going to have a Flat White anywhere, have one here) and well prepared Italian snacks. It's a little pricey, I'd say, but worth it when you consider what you pay in other places which aren't as nice.
The only downside is that it can get busy during lunchtimes, which means that if you visit later in the day, there's a good chance you won't get your first choice from the menu. But that's not exactly the worst thing that could happen, because the alternative is generally just as good.
The décor inside is pleasant, with 'vintage-style' self promotional posters on the walls and there's lots of windows, which lights the place well; these make it seem airy, despite it actually being quite small.
Overall it's a good place for coffee and to meet with friends. As for "the best cheese toastie in the world"... I'm not sure it's he very best ever, but its pretty good!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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