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Cafe on the Green


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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I walk into this place and ask the short-haired woman behind the counter if I can have a coffee. She replies, 'Sure, take a seat. I' ll come and take your order.' I walk into the seating area and do as instructed. I can...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bootty5
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Definitely in the running for the least welcoming place we’ve visited, this place caught our eye after a visit to Durham Cathedral. Couldn't ask for a better location, as it’s situated at the side of the quad, opposite the Cathedral. This is a UNESCO world...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Decent cafe on Palace Green, but there are very few tables outside which tend to be never free. The coffee is good, so are their soups. Give it a try if you're in the area and in need for a break. It's rather loud, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travellergeorge80s
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We loved this cafe, which we visited on a cold afternoon. The staff were friendly and helpful and service was good. The soup was delicious and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 971janicea
Reviewed 5 October 2018

On first sight this place is unwelcoming. A rather sad looking selection of cakes was on show, and then you go into the café itself and the décor is uninspiring and rather depressing. Hardly service with a smile, and another table got our drinks, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank benben9
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in here today after our castle tour for a bite to eat. Enjoyed my halloumi and chickpea salad with spicy pesto and OH had a huge bacon and cheese toastie. Crisps with that were stale but his salad was ok. We had cold drinks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank christel
Reviewed 10 September 2018

If the weather is sunny, a great pace to sit outside and view the cathedral and castle. However with only 1 waitress serving and cleaning all the tables, this is going to struggle when it's even slightly busy. Would have been better with self-service. the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank eh_64
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I had wanted to visit this cafe for a while as it has good views of the cathedral. I visited with my auntie from NZ and was very disappointed. Coffee was lukewarm and weak. Tea was just milky water. A real shame.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Aletaster69
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Supposedly this Cafe is table service, but there are no menus on the outside tables, and you only find out that it is table service only when you go inside to see what is on offer. Once armed with menu you have a long wait...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Frank S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Had nice enough drinks but the service was rather slow and the cake rather ‘end-of-dayish’ and dry. The view outside is stunning so for a short refuelling stop it is definite worth it, but there are other arguably better coffee shops to go to.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank PriceTheOrgan
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