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News Cafe

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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International
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Waagplein, 5, 9712 JZ Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 311 1844
10:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was quite disappointing. We were sitting upstairs and waiting to order food, until someone showed up and told us that that part of the restaurant was closed and she didn't even offer us or show us another table we could sit at. The food was fine. Just average. But the location is great, especially if you can sit... More 

Thank Byurakn I
Groningen, The Netherlands
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285 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I liked the bagels. The staff was very kind. The interior is also lovely. It took a while before we got our food but it was very busy so i did not mind.

Thank byStephanie
Nc G, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

Hello byStephanie, Thank you for your review aftherwards your visit to News Café. To compliment our staff, I would like to know which day you visited News Café and in which part of our café you took place.. Hopefully we see you again soon! Regards. News Cafe Groningen More 

Geraldine, New Zealand
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192 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just by the Gremeente, there were stalls here on the Saturday we visited. We got seated quickly and both the service & food were good. They have a very step staircase but also a lift if you have walking issues.

Thank K1ngsGld
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We waited for ten minutes to place an order. I asked for tap water that was never brought to me, a filter coffee which was actually an espresso and last but not lease broken and extremely filthy plate of the coffee.

Bellingham, Washington
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942 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This seems to be the tenor reading the other contributions. We came here on a late Sunday afternoon in September, just to sit down, relax and have a drink. It took some time until somebody noticed us and then again until our orders arrived. The place was not overly busy, but we noticed that the waiters had to continuously use... More 

Thank weberwest
Hilversum, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very poor service: Uninterested, not particularly friendly and certainly not capable nor competent waiters. Had to wave around for 10 minutes before even being acknowledged. Subsequently waited about an hour for food just to get the wrong order. When the correct order finally arrived we had no cutleries. Sadly more things went wrong but this pretty much sums it up.... More 

Thank fabs_wollano
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of Groningen with markets and a square out the front. The venue is big, could easily accommodate 200 people both inside and out. The meals are decently priced, there is also a variety of beers. Service is very slow and chaotic, the wrong meal was brought to our table twice and the staff were running around... More 

Thank Trent_and_Nynke
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had a quesadilla and a green tea with ginger. The quesadilla was week as it came out of the micro wave. The tea was luked warm water witch came with a green tea lipton teabag and a piece of ginger. Some years ago NewCafe was my favorite. Coming back after 5 years i was disapointed.

Thank Heleen W
Nc G, Manager at News Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Heleen, First of all I would like to thank you for your experience at News Café. Due to the weak quesadille, that's not how it has to be served. Therefore I would talk to the kitchen's chef and hopefully find out what went wrong in your situation. I'm sure we will change that for the next time. Kind regards,... More 

Lamia, Greece
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not anything special but great location. You can grab a quick coffee or sandwich and continue shopping. Not very expensive but i expected more.

Thank Katerinakius
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Takes quite long till you get your food, personnel is not too attentive, food was okay, but nothing special. You can definetely go there, but if you want something special I'd recommend to search for another place.

Thank 669lara

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waagplein, 5, 9712 JZ Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Groningen Province  >  Groningen>  > Stadscentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Stadscentrum
  • Phone Number: +31 50 311 1844
News cafe, waar je adem en ritme van de stad voelt, waar je drinkt, eet, lacht, vergadert, danst en ontmoet. Centrum van gastvrijheid en mogelijkheden in het hart van de stad die bruist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?