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13 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JQ, England
+44 191 232 7836
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Or anywhere for that matter. Tiny place and you need to through another shop to get to it. The menu is limited but delicious. Sourdough breads and home baked cakes are the order of the day. If you get a chance, try the siphon coffee. You won't get anything like it at Starbucks that's for sure.

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1 Thank debs7669
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Characteristic and charming café situated downstairs in the Eluha shop Ridley Place. Accessed via a spiral staircase and you are in another world when you reach the bottom. Goats Cheese and Figs Salad, served with Sour Dough Bread. Absolutely delicious. Anyone wanting a different place to eat, this is it. One of a kind. .

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2 Thank Mary G
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Absolutely fantastic spot to have lunch and an excellent coffee. If there are two or more of you try your coffee made using a syphon, its an experience and you get the full experience from an awarding winning barista. If you enjoy your coffee this is the place to visit in Newcastle. I had a fantastic orange and Halloumi salad... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

A small cafe, tucked away, that does what it does very well. You do feel a bit as though you're vanishing into a hidden dimension as you enter through the Eluha new age shop, then down the spiral staircase (note - this isn't for you if you have mobility problems). The coffee is great, and the food is pretty good.... More 

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2 Thank LouR21
Yarm
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

I normally end up having a good ramble during my reviews, but I’m going to try and keep Flat Caps short; not because of anything negative, but because I don’t think it warrants a rambling review. Basically, this was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best mocha that I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. We’d actually gone to... More 

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1 Thank TheManWhoIs
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely place for a quiet coffee and a cake. Staff are very friendly. Unsure about the spiral staircase (personal dislike).If anything to be improved, I would say the chairs as they are a bit uncomfortable for taller people.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

My journey to Flat Cap's started over a year ago, I was about to give up on finding a REALLY great coffee in my home town of Newcastle. Tired of the big chains (International corporation's of Evil) I'd worked my way round the little individual coffee shops and while some are ok nothing came close to hitting the mark until... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

This little cafe has a lot of character, hidden away in the basement of a shop on Ridley Place. A slightly unfriendly welcome by the man working the till in the shop, who demanded that I close the door. A smile or a please/thankyou would have gone along way. The service in the coffeehouse below was much better, and the... More 

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1 Thank Matthew M
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Love this place. Coffee is amazing and the service is top class !! Flat Cap Joe as we all know him is a top guy and has won a few coffee competitions in his time. So he know his coffee. Bought a bag of #Hasbean Coffee Beans from him and this coffee is LUSH !! This place is like a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stopped in for a coffee and a cake, we tried both the guest coffees and they were top notch, we also had a raspberry muffin each which were very nice. Never had a bad experience in here. Thanks see you next time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $6
Cuisine
Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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