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The 68 Cafe

A68 Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland DL14 0JF, England
+44 1388 835638
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“quiche” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
A68 Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland DL14 0JF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We called into The 68 Cafe for lunch on Tuesday. The cafe was clean, neat and tidy. The staff were pleasant and the general atmosphere good. The menu is of good simple home cooking and the prices are very good. The portions are also good....More

1  Thank Paul K
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my husband visit here at least once a fortnight.The choice offered especially for pensioners is varied, excellent quality, and splendid value for money .The staff are unfailingly cheerful and very efficient

Thank Merlin1940
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. The team really appreciate the feedback and they work really hard to ensure an enjoyable visit for all of our customers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped her for a quick light bite on my way North. Nearly missed it and had to turn around as the entrance is on a bend, but it was worth. The bacon was good thick bacon and the brown cob toasted just how I like...More

Thank Paul F
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great simple tasty food with excellent value. Perfect meal stop for a journey. If local the convenience of having a cafe with great service on your doorstep is a great find!

1  Thank Hugh M
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you much appreciated.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

As it says a really nice coffee stop on a busy day, lovely from the well planted garden to the panning I had for lunch. We'll be back.

Thank Imperator190725
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Lovely review thank you. We’re assuming it might have been a panini 😁

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

2018 was an exceptional summer . We rode back on motorbikes from above Inverness, travelling down the A68, hoping to catch this cafe open. We were just a little late, sat feeling overheated & faint due to the heat. A lady came out & sold...More

1  Thank Arramattic
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we appreciate the review and are glad we could help :)

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Was hoping for a nice breakfast with my partner had read reviews thought it would be nice but I was wrong we ordered two breakfasts and mug of tea we had to wait almost an hour for our food breakfast was greasy and not very...More

1  Thank Steven A
PaulaK2866, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Sorry to hear you are unimpressed and it certainly doesn't sound attractive. As you can see from the vast amount of excellent reviews we have, this is utterly unusual and I therefor apologize. I am assuming this was referring to a day other than...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Called in here at lunch time. Very busy. As soon as a table was vacated it was cleared and cleaned. The food was home made and delicious. The service was quick but you didn’t feel hurried. The portions were very substantial. We hope to go...More

1  Thank ninabramfitt
Paula K, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much 😊

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This a little gem. Great service, immaculately clean dining room, fantastic menu, fresh produce with an excellent selection of cakes and desserts. From the coffees, the main courses (which we had the quiche and jacket potato and the steak and kidney pie), to the desserts...More

1  Thank Bennettbrian
Paula K, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you, the entire team really appreciate the lovely review.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been past The 68 Cafe several times, but never at a suitable time. Today we were on the A68 heading to Scotland.... So on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we called in at 3:45pm. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had two mugs...More

1  Thank PicnMix_UK
Paula K, Owner at The 68 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018


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Keith D
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Response from mjcopcutt | Reviewed this property |
There are a few tables outside...
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Response from sw2101 |
The Chefs Chippy in Bishop do. Beef, Pork, Turkey and Gammon. Choice of any two with all the veg and home made Yorkshire puddings for £5.50. Can’t be beat. 07725015105
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A68 Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland DL14 0JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 835638
If you're looking for quality homemade food in the Bishop Auckland area, you must try The 68 Café. We are ideally situated on the A68 in the heart of the Durham Dales, making us the perfect place to enjoy a great meal out. We serve delicious and freshly prepared food for good, honest prices in our comfortable café. Quality, hygiene and excellent service come as standard so why not pay us a visit, for something to eat or drink in a fresh and relaxing environment. Excellent pricing, great menu choice and daily specials, as well as our friendly staff, ensure you will enjoy your visit. And don’t forget, our premises are fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, so you can surf the Internet, chat online or do a little business while you’re at The 68 Café. You may be just popping in for a cup of coffee made with freshly ground beans or a cup of famous Ringtons Tea. You may be hungry and crave one of our irresistible all day breakfasts, home-made steak pis or mince and dumplings or scampi and chips, the list goes on. So whatever your desire we’re sure you’ll find something on The 68 Café menu to satisfy.Our famous cakes and deserts are nothing if not indulgent. Including many home-baked favourites, from scones and coconut cake to rocky road and beyond. Then there’s our many varieties of sumptuous home-made cheesecakes, ranging from straight vanilla to a mouth-watering apple crumble cheesecake and many more in between.
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