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Flat Caps Coffee

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13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
+44 191 232 7836
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous gorgeous coffee. You know when you are drinking good non-commercial coffee and thats what they serve here. Been meaning to come here for ages and so glad i made the trip. Its a bit confusing trying to find it but thats all part of the fun. Also had sweet potato chilli and coconut soup with delicious (homemade?) toast. Found... More 

Thank amyk1985
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this cute little basement coffeetery! What's not to like? Warm, cozy, friendly, ouseburn coffee company beans, delicious cake A must go age for refreshment while shopping in Newcastle. The curiosity shop above is a good place to browse for Xmas presents too!

Thank L A
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Place is such a hidden gem, fits in great with the shop upstairs, great cup of coffee too. Staff quite rude though, asked how to pronounce the type of coffee and was told that I was saying it completely wrong and just to call it no.1

Thank Sean K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I love this place! A real hidden gem in the city centre, tucked away from the crowds. Best coffee available in Newcastle, in my opinion. Can't wait for the new one to open!

Thank triptonpopton
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times, the coffee is great, the cakes are great, but the man serving could certainly cheer up a little. Worth a visit.

Thank Mikey L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I visited after having heard great rumours for 4 years... I finally made the trip and was disappointed by the coffee! The venue is great and very cosy and unique, however I was expecting beautiful latte artistry and quality coffee given that Flat Caps Joe is an award winning barista. A female served me and unfortunately didn't make a good... More 

Thank sweetpea057
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Gorgeous hot chocolates here and a very comfortable little cafe. As it's small it can get full quickly but it's great for dates or with one-on-one's with mates. There's an award winning barista anda chance to get a bunsen burner at your table for a bubbling flask of aromatic coffee which contains 8 cups! Wouldn't really recommend for small children... More 

Thank Darbox
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Fancied a change from my usual coffee place. Googled it, read the reviews, decided to pop in to see if I like it, intending to possibly return at a later date. Rather hard to find, the place looked okay, a sort of "not my type" coffee shop, with few cakes on selection and at the time, rather full of young... More 

Thank Mark N
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I was taken to Flat Caps by a local, which was a blessing as I don't think I would have found it myself. The cafe is below a hippy shop and has a "blink and you miss it" sign out the front. There is a winding staircase down to the cafe and it leads into a cosy intimate room. If... More 

Thank Summerbex
Reston, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for a coffee after seeing Flat Caps in the Northern Coffee guide. I am very glad I did they do several different coffees, I had 2 flat whites and tried 2 different espresso's and both were fantastic. They also serve some lovely cakes and treats. I strongly recommend that you come and try the Coffee for yourselves.

Thank Craigdcp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $6
Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 7836
Multi-award winning small coffee shop. The focus is definitely on coffee but we also offer a range of sandwiches, salads, soups and cakes depending on the season. We've built a reputation for doing some of the best coffee in the region whilst also working very hard to make your visit enjoyable with great service too.

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