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Vennel's Cafe

71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
+44 191 375 0623
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (99 reviews)
“scones” (65 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
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1 - 10 of 591 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busy enough for a hidden place, but that means it must be good. They were out of quiche but then a lady from the back came to tell I could have a piece in 10-15min if I wanted. Fresh as can be. They make everything...More

Thank Claudia v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, cosy interior, with mismatched chairs and old wooden tables (some made out of old sewing machine tables). Wonderful selection of freshly-baked cakes, sandwiches, delicious soups. The banoffee pie is legendary! My favourite café.

Thank farwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Durham for the Lumiere and having done an initial walk of the city centre to get our bearings, we decided to have refreshments and managed to find a table in the courtyard at Vennels. There was an expected queue at the service...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch out for the signs as it is tucked up an alley. In an old building it is spread over a couple of floors. It is very atmospheric and we enjoyed it. We had hot chocolate and Rocky Road, which were both great. There were...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in this cafe a few times,we had tea and a bacon bun which was great.Plenty of bacon in a lovely fresh soft bun if this bun had been a car it would have been a rolls Royce.

Thank kimerobin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place - if you can get in! We stopped by for lunch and had the corned beef pie - really good. Served with salad and home made chutney, it is not to be missed.

Thank Bluesboy52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little cafe, tucked away up an alley. Tables quite close together but well run and excellent food. Good coffee and an interesting range of food. Quiche and salad looked good, as did the homemade soup. Huge portions. Friendly staff.

Thank Digdap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this cafe a couple of times, it can get busy even though there are numerous area's to sit. Lots of the food is on display ( its more or less self service ) and the range is very good from baked potatoes,...More

Thank Dottyaboutdurham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great traditional cafe situated off the Main Street of Durham centre If you are visiting or a local you really must seek this place out Quiche as is all good made fresh on premises. Lovely tasting quiche of the day, pastry nice...More

1  Thank DefenderDuo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Vennels. Great to see Gluten Free provision. My wife liked her Baked Potato and my Cheese and Onion Quiche was excellent. It was very busy with a queue to be served. I have one small gripe and that’s a huge draught...More

Thank Gardener009
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30 June 2017|
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Response from juliemclaughlin1 | Reviewed this property |
hi, im just a reviewer, but i love this little cafe, really nice coffee and numerous teas to pick from, the Quiches are lovely but if you like coffee & a cake the Banoffee pie etc are to die for, i think the prices are okay... More
11 April 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Access is via a narrow path from the road leading up to the cathedral. In the cafe the floor is not level and has steps from what I can remember. You maybe able to get to the outdoor courtyard and someone else could go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 375 0623
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