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The Place Cafe

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££ - £££
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Athenaeum Street | Junction of Foyle Street, Sunderland SR1 1QX, England
+44 191 510 6171
09:00 - 16:00
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

good choice of food great caring staff reasonable prices. very clean.went for mothers day so we booked table place nicely decorated

Thank Linda F
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Good fresh food, clean pleasant enviroment and friendly staff. Well worth a visit will return. Early bird offers on breakfast before 11 if you enjoy full English

1 Thank maxine s
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Food is on point as usual, customer service is friendly, place never disappoints, been continuously visiting this place and will continue to go in the future hopefully

2 Thank Řuhi A
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I regularly meet friends for lunch at The Place as it's their staff's aim to please everyone. On the first visit I was ready to just order a coffee as I was on a diet and very near my target weight. However I was very pleasantly surprised that they have a 'healthy menu' and therefore I was able to enjoy... More 

1 Thank eileenf19
East Midlands, UK
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191 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Breakfast who was very reasonably priced for the full English at £2.95 before 11 a.m. food is freshly cooked very tasty and the service was friendly prompt and efficient

1 Thank HairyO
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had a full English breakfast for £2.95! It was lovely. Absolutely best breakfast in Sunderland. It is available at that price until 11am. Highly recommended!

1 Thank tammymeg
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2015

The chicken wasn't cooked properly and was a bit raw. This is the second or third time this happened. Also, the next time I went the rice did not have any taste to it whatsoever and is definitely not basmati rice Also, the glasses and utensils should be cleaned properly, they always have some sort of marks on them. The... More 

Thank rohanmk2
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Having eaten here twice before over the lunch break and supporting local businesses have found the food & overall experience here pretty good until today when we had an extremely poor one and will prob not return. The one positive note would be the young waitresses are lovely and very attentive. Today we ordered 2 wine spritzers from the menu... More 

1 Thank turkeyfansunderland
ThePlace Cafe A, Owner at The Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and my team and | are extremely sorry for creating a negative in your day. .Our manager and I have looked at all the points raised by you and we can simply put our hands up and apologist as we did not demonstrate our outstanding food and service in the best light in this occasion.... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Due to my location and a new job a lot of my mornings were spent at the Place Cafe, as well as several meetings with work. Starting with the female manager, you can see that she does pride her self on her work and the managing of the coffee shop, however her language and over all appearance is terrible and... More 

5 Thank Alice C
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The Place is very close to the centre of town but is in a relatively quiet area.We sat outside in the morning sunshine. Service was very good. Tables were rearranged for us. Staff very friendly and helpful. Staff and facilities were very good for our daughter, her husband and their new baby. A sanctuary for them.

Thank Barry R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
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: Athenaeum Street | Junction of Foyle Street, Sunderland SR1 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 510 6171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?