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81 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DE, England
+44 191 261 8866
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view. Latte only lukewarm: needed more coffee. Cake was ok. Toilets needed a clean. Wouldn't revisit - too many other options for coffee.

Thank Maud180291
Durham, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on Saturday afternoon for a bite to eat & not disappointed with the quality of the food. We had a selection of snacks ranging from a bacon sarnie, bacon & sausage, bacon, sausage & cheese to a bacon, brie & cranberry panini, which was accompanied by a fresh salad. There was loads bacon in the buns & the... More 

Thank SharonJT67
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leisurely walk along the quayside. This cafe is right on the quayside so we stopped for a coffee. Also had a very large Easter cup cake which was delicious. Very nice pleasant surroundings, good coffee and friendly staff.

Thank Shazzer1966
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,672 reviews
962 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a coffee in a superb location right on the Quayside in Newcastle, this is the place to come. One can sit and enjoy the famous views of the River Tyne and its bridges and watch the worlds go by - it is on a busy corner. The coffee is 'fair. - not the best I... More 

Thank profjoypc
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a large latte, sat outside in the sun overlooking the River Tyne. Great spot to people watch, read or just soak up the atmosphere. Great day time venue. Coffee is provided by local tea/coffee company Ringtons.

Thank Tony H
Marion, Indiana
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick coffee while walking the quayside in Newcastle. I do not like to write bad reviews as anyone can have a bad day, so I will say that everything was OK. The part that saves the whole experience is the amazing bay window where you can sit, drink your coffee, and watch the world go... More 

Thank Scott S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Popped in for brunch expecting "great coffee". Service - none. Table, cutlery, mugs - filthy. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate - bland. One toastie was very soggy and the other had half of it missing by the time it reached our table. Such a shame as it's a great location.

Thank eekemp
Benahavis, Spain
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Called in for a coffee engineer working on refrigerated display which looked like it had been lacking a good clean. Had Coffee which wasn't the best lacked coffee taste moved from table to comfy seats and the floor needed a good clean to say the premises weren't that busy and three staff were working on a quiet Monday morning, two... More 

Thank Chris H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Popped in for Brunch, over £10 for a tea, can of coke and two sausage and egg sandwiches with mushroom - basically re heated sausages- don't know how they cooked the eggs and the mushroom (old/dried out - one mushroom quartered) not appetising and we both commented about the sour/miserable 'greeting' from who we assumed was the manager/owner - first... More 

Thank ability4all
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Popped in for breakfast. Wow 1 egg & bacon roll & 1 egg & sausage roll a coffee & tea only £6. Good food, lovely service & a place to people watch on a cold but sunny day.You can't ask for more.

Thank billedgar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?