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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice cafe,good menu.But on the day we went they only had cakes left at 11.45am.Sign up saying suppliers were on holiday,so a reduced menu.Expected to have lunch,only had a drink.Not the best experience.Will try again but check food is available before we teavel.

Thank Matthew G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit strays all the time for lunch and coffee - the coffee, food and service is impeccable and delicious. We visited this morning however and were a little disappointed in the breakfast rolls-2 small pieces of bacon in a huge roll seemed a little bit stingy to me-it made it all bread and no filling. This was the same... More 

Thank Spannerjack
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food and fresh excellent coffee and service,full of character and atmosphere also they have great jazz and tapas evenings

1 Thank Annie M
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As its reputed to be the best coffee in Newark, it had to be tried. When we ordered we were told it was a 25 min wait because it was so busy, and it was. Whilst the coffee was good, not sure 25mins to get 2 Americano's is worth it. So if you are going, I recommend picking a quiet... More 

1 Thank trilolly x
Lin'an, China
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pleasant atmosphere with a closed in tea garden area. Good food and value for money. Also has a book shop for browsing or purchasing.

1 Thank wendy H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for coffee and cake as we'd stayed the nite in Newark . Lovely coffee and spoilt for choice on cakes . Had a wide variety of choice on food and drinks . A very busy place but lots of seating . A must if you are in Newark .

1 Thank kerriandpete
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for breakfast and found a very good range of options, gluten free included. Not a big stuffed type meal, but fillings. No room for a desert, but they were very tempting, quite big but not expensive. Lots of room, but obviously popular

1 Thank David T
Grantham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us popped in for a quick lunch, food was delivered quickly and was tasty. Great place for a snack

1 Thank Andrew B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Visit strays for coffee always great service orbeit a little slow sometimes. Love the warm friendly atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and polite. Chairs in the conservatory make racket when moved if not picked up Please fix the hand dryer in the gents hasn't worked for months dispite informing staff

1 Thank Johnles
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just popped in for a late breakfast and it was well worth trying, it was also very quickly seved but everything seamed to be very freshlycooked, great service and plenty of choice of places to sit from hi bar stools to normal tables to comfy chairs and coffee tables. certainly a busy place but good quaity food and drinks always... More 

1 Thank richard c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 700597
Family-owned and run coffee bar with a difference - serving breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and lite bites, made-to-order lunch menu, home-made cakes (made daily) using local producers and suppliers wherever possible. Live Jazz every Saturday from 4pm - no tickets - just get here early!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?