6 Princess Square, Newcastle
Tuesday 1st March 2011, 5.45pm
A cosy little place hidden behind Newcastle City Library, it stays open later than the library cafe, sells great quality snacks, cakes, teas and coffees and is very reasonably priced. They display and sell artwork and sculpture created by local artists, small and cosy and set out with cafe seating and some of those high-backed leather chairs (like you'd need a smoking jacket & brandy). The staff make you feel welcome, not hurried or rushed, and nothing is too much trouble.
I had a massive piece of chocolate brownie, it was fresh, goey and crunchy at the same time and tasted great with a fresh latte.
Would I go again? Definitely - YES, it's one of those lesser known 'gems' in town where you can get a seat, a good coffee & a cake(for 2) and still have change from a tenner.