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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good central Place to meet for teas and cake Clean and tidy have used a couple of times and will use again

1 Thank jodycav
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sprawling type of café with about 3 entrances and up to 6/7 different seating areas. A bit chaotic but if you like quirky and aren't in a hurry its a charming place to have a coffee / tea and a delicious home made cake. The staff are a little busy but nevertheless pleasant and efficient. Really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Willowfield8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mum recommended this place as a must eat there. So I did. I caught up with a friend I hadn't seen for 15 years and we had a lovely lunch and chat. The coffee was delicious and the chicken salad light and fresh. My friend had the prawn cocktail salad which I actually wish I'd had. Highly recommended for... More 

1 Thank Emma W
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

well out visiting friends and on way back to the car they suggested here, I was impressed live jazz Saturday afternoon!! when trying to find the toilet I fell upon a book shop.my heaven.. nice place

1 Thank frenchitalia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been here several times over the years, and it use to be better than it is now, but only marginally. It has everything going for it, a brilliant location, loads of seating area, nice little rooms spread throughout it. It should be the best in town however it gets some basics really sadly wrong. 1) The tables are... More 

Thank Andrew B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The ambience looks promising; comfortable seating, homely atmosphere, delicious-looking menu, good variety, plenty to choose from. The good bits stop there. I should explain I am a cook. I have worked professionally in cuisine environments, and have run my own Eaterie. I have been Manager of a delicatessen serving our own produce in the Bistro. so I do know a... More 

Thank TaraMaiden
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Popped in with a friend. After we'd ordered and paid they said it would be a 15 minute wait for a coffee, tea and cake. We waited for nearly 25 minutes. Cake wasn't very good, overcooked and a bit dry. Wouldn't rush back. Better cake at Gannets.

Thank Crop99
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Used to be great. Cakes were incredible, but now they're very mediocre. Coffee is slightly above average, admittedly. There's no ambience in the place any more - it's expanded far beyond what I personally feel that they can cope with. I ordered a prawn sandwich and a cake on my last visit, and the sandwich was lacking in prawns, and... More 

Thank K9504SU
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Never been here but reading all good review throught would give it a go it was ok but after seeing a long que throught shall we stay or go as only wanted a coffee shouldn't be 2 long 20 minutes later is a long time not be going back

Thank jackandkath
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service at this small day time cafe. Nearly always go here for lunch. Staff really friendly with great selection of cakes.

Thank Nick T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 700597
Family-owned and run coffee bar with a difference - serving breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and lite bites, made-to-order lunch menu, home-made cakes (made daily) using local producers and suppliers wherever possible. Live Jazz every Saturday from 4pm - no tickets - just get here early!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?