8 Cute and Quirky Cafes in Newcastle City Centre

Written by on 8th March 2024

Wanting to have a catchup with friends? Or maybe even somewhere to go during your lunch break? Here are some great quirky cafes that would make the perfect Instagram post!

Dog and Scone

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Ever wanted to be surrounded by fluff balls, while having coffee and cake? Well this may be the perfect place for you. For the small booking price of £6 you get to spend 55 minutes with the dogs, while having a beverage and food of your choice, all of which are at an affordable price. 

Located: 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle NE1 1UE

Mog on the Tyne

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Not a dog person? Then Mog on the Tyne is the perfect café for you! Surrounded by rescue cats, you can enjoy the food provided in the café. Similar to Dog and Scone there is an entry fee of £6, but everything in the café is sold at a reasonable price. A great place to go with friends and family if you’re in need of comfort from some furry friends.

Located: 24 Pudding Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1UE

PureKnead Bakery

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This aesthetically pleasing café, would make a great Insta post. It offers freshly baked goods, whether you have a sweet tooth or fancy something more savoury. They also have another bakery located in Whitley Bay if you decided to go nearer the coast.

Located: 38 Dean Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1PG

Olive and Bean 

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This one is great for students! Located right in between Eldon Square and the Grainger Market. You’re spoilt for choice with the amount of sweet treats they have to offer. There’s also a great selection of savoury choices, that will be brilliant for your lunchtime meal. Especially if you fancy something that’s a lot less basic than the standard meal deal.

Located: 17-19 Clayton St, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5PN

The Flower Café

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Café by day, restaurant/bar by night. This photogenic, botanical café is located only a minute’s walk from Grey’s Monument, the centre point of Newcastle’s shopping centre. You can get a range of savoury options, from toasted sandwiches to pizza. Even better, if you’re a student you get 25% off!

Located: 142 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5AF

The Great British Cupcakery

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A milkshake with a donut on top? The Great British Cupcakery is well known for it’s shakes, as well as their beautifully decorated cupcakes. Inside you can get some great Insta worthy shots, of both the food and in front of the wall of roses. Just a short walk away from Newcastle’s Quayside, you can grab a quick snack after a spring walk.

Located: 15 Queen Street, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3UG

The Magic Hat Café

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This lovely little spot, uses leftover food from local restaurants and supermarkets, that would have otherwise been thrown to waste. The décor of the place also has cosy vibes also very much great for an Insta post, and definitely would fit in on Pinterest too! Every day the menu is different, therefore you’ll be having something different every time you go. 

Located: Higham House, Higham Place NE1 8AF Newcastle upon Tyne

The Dispensary Coffee House

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Known for its jaw-dropping pancakes, The Dispensary is located a short walk away from Leazes park. It’s the perfect breakfast venue if you wake up with a sweet tooth, but there’s also savoury options such as a Full English breakfast and many more! They’re also known for their drip iced coffee, which makes you think you’re doing some sort of science experiment. It’s a great place to stop by after a long walk around the park or even just before you start your day.

Located: Heber Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, Ne4 5Tn NE4 5TN

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