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“Lovely coffee”
Review of Joffers - CLOSED

Price range: $7 - $42
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Importer & seller of quality loose leaf teas from the Far East. You can see our selection of 101 teas online
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Joffers is a new cafe in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.

The decor is reminiscent of French bars/cafes plus a touch of Art Deco.

The waiters are dressed in smart long sleeved shirts and black waistcoats - very un Whitley Bay - but how lovely to have a bit of class on our high street.

There is a sting in the tale, however. The menu offered Croque Messieur which is a typical snack offered in almost every French bar/cafe and the description of this item suggested something really appetizing. Sadly, the reality was nothing more than a very expensive cheese and ham toasty made with very thin and barely toasted white sliced bread. The filling was fairly tasty and the accompanying rocket leaves made it look attractive.

As I visit France regularly - my last visit was November '12 - I expected my Croque Messieur to resemble the French version which is a thick slice of toasted bread, covered with ham and a thick layer of melted cheese on the top.

I think that Joffers should amend their menu to read 'cheese and ham toasty' as Croque Messieur is certainly is not!

Notwithstanding the disappointment of my Croque Messieur I will continue to visit Joffers as the ambiance, coffee, and locally made cakes, are delicious.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Two visits in two days to this new coffee shop bistro,the decor is stunning ,the food is beautifully presented croque Madame today crab yesterday a little expensive two teas five pounds fifty .Rasberry cracken dessert was amazing two pounds ninety five pence well worth it Its good to sit somewhere nice and relax .Staff very pleasant I hope they do well

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jof67, Manager at Joffers, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Really appreciate that enjoyed the experience.

We were a little concerned regarding your wait so looked into the timings on your order through the kitchen. It took 21 minutes from receipt until out and the reason for the delay was the sources were prepared all fresh from scratch for your meal. Generally all preparation is in the morning for lunch menus.

Hope to see you soon for the 'Tea for Two' which, by experience, people take their time to enjoy for in the afternoon and we will look out for the smart dressed man and his wife.

Thanks again

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