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9 Altars Cafe

19A Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (56 reviews)
“lemon curd” (3 reviews)
“paninis” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, British, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
19A Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely,cosy city centre cafe. Good food,friendly staff,dog friendly,indoor and outdoor seating. Fab breakfasts and cakes. Lovely grilled chicken salad with home made coleslaw and they will go out of their way to suit your every wish (like cutting the middle out of tomatoes)!

Thank jayneu11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here for a snack with the kids and ordered drinks beans on toast and bacon sarnie - not difficult We were told to take a seat and the food & drinks will be brought upstairs to us - so far so good 25...More

5  Thank colin s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little family run cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Home make cakes and great breakfasts. Excellent value for money. Friendly and accommodating staff. Definitely recommend.

Thank DMJ24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this little Café, there is a good choice of breakfast food (not all egg like most places), the cakes are lovely and the choice of specialty teas is great. I believe the coffees are good too. The staff are very friendly and the service...More

Thank LizaDurham999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place with my guide dog and support worker. We were told that we could not go upstairs with my dog despite him being a guide dog. The staff said it was 'too cramped' for dogs. They then said 'I think it's full...More

2  Thank Rkorford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

never reviewed this cafe for a while and we visit it most weekends throughout the year whilst out walking the riverside. All the food we have had has been excellent including full english (see photo), scrambled eggs, scones, panini's etc. The service is always good...More

Thank Riley044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fell upon the 9 Altars Cafe when trying to find somewhere to eat with the dogs. What luck. It is charming, family run, cafe with superb home made food. We had probably the best quiche that we have ever tasted which was supplemented by...More

Thank jackieshiddenhouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this cafe with our student daughter who recommended it. My husband and daughter ordered the same panini but I was told that they had sold out of my first and second choice sandwiches. I asked if I could just have a smoked salmon...More

Thank ClaraB804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff but service and food disappointing on this occasion. The table was messy and not wiped, and we had quite a wait. As there was no numbering system in place, we got served the wrong drinks. Our teacakes apparently got burnt on first attempt,...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 3 day break in Durham with hubby from 18th to 20th of May and wanted somewhere for breakfast when we arrived. We dropped on this little gem which is down an alley and some steps off the main Street. And what a gem...More

Thank Mrskez-j
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is it possible to reserve a table?
October 22, 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Lindsey H | Reviewed this property |
yes I'm pretty certain you can reserve a table, lovely woman called Katie bought it and she's very helpful.
Hugh B
where is it
February 21, 2015|
Response from BlackbirdRider2510 |
Silver street, durham City. It does tell you under the photos along with phone numbers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $9
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19A Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 07472288466
  • E-mail
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