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Chatterbox Cafe

11 Market Place, St. John's Chapel DL13 1QF, England
+44 1388 537536
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
11 Market Place, St. John's Chapel DL13 1QF, England
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Called in today with my Dad whilst out cycling in miserable foggy wet weather and had the most delicious Rhubarb and Custard cake, Coffee was excellent. Received a very warm welcome and we really enjoyed our visit, we'll definitely be back soon! Thanks :-)

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We did the Chapel Challenge (cycling)which starts at Chatterbox. Can't say enough about the staff the food and the general buzz about the place . The star for me is Cameron one of the nicest genuine blokes you'll ever meet. Love going there and it's...More

1  Thank chipadvisor1
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This cafe is a gem.....all the staff demonstrate a real passion for what they do and where they live. It's worth a visit up to Weardale just to visit this cafe.....and to experience what's it's like on the roof of England....fantastic....

2  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 27 May 2016

My partner and I visited the café today. We had beef burger and falafel burger for our lunch, followed by cake and coffee. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly.

3  Thank Monika M
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My partner commented that this was the nicest English breakfast in her memory, and I have to say that I couldn't disagree. Locally sourced produce and the friendliest of welcomes meant we felt at home from the moment we stepped in through the door. We...More

2  Thank stchrisopher
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Myself and 9 other women discovered this place and are so happy we did! The staff could not have been more accommodating to our big group, friendly or welcoming! We went back twice in 24 hours!! The food was delicious and the setting very picturesque....More

1  Thank Jajones10
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stopped on a whim to get a spot of lunch with a group of women (10 of us!) and found ourselves greeted with a warm welcome and a smile. Accommodating from start to end - even with our very loud group! Beautiful lunch and we...More

1  Thank char987
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Lovely food, gorgeous cakes, excellent coffee and most of all I have never felt more welcome in a café anywhere, all the staff are just fab

1  Thank annjarvis67
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Gem of a cafe in upper Weardale. I've called in several times now and never fail to get a fantastic reception. Whether it's a full English, baked potato, or a scrumptious cake (you can even get a delicious sandwich to take out) you will certainly...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We stopped into this little gem on our way to the Lake District for a coffee, however, after entering the cafe the aroma of fresh baked goods was overwhelming. When we enquired what they were baking we were told that fruit scones were just about...More

1  Thank Christine R
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2017|
Response from Chris1604 | Property representative |
Hello, we do a selection of cooked meals from our menu and specials board. Our new menu will be coming out soon with more choice. We would be happy to send you a menu. If you call us on 01388537536 and let us know your email... More
7 September 2016|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
I've been in before and people have brought in well behaved dogs so I'd say they are as long as they are well trained. There is also seating outside too so if your dogs a little excitable then I suppose that's an option maybe More
27 August 2016|
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Response from Chris1604 | Property representative |
Hello, we are dog friendly and welcome our four legged friends and family :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Market Place, St. John's Chapel DL13 1QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  St. John's Chapel
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 537536
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Chatterbox is the super-friendly cafe in St John's Chapel's Market Place. As well as serving locally sourced, freshly prepared food, we also host the Upper Weardale Visitor Information Point where we sell high quality Weardale art and craft.
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