Although not particularly “cosy”, Blakes is a treasure trove of coffees from around the world and is recommended.
It’s like a rustic American bar, but alcohol-free. Coffee is the order of the day; the closest thing you’ll get to a stiff drink is one of the stronger international grinds.
It’s a bustling place which also has a large choice of light bites.
When out and about in central Newcastle, Blakes is a perfect spot to rest heavy shopping bags and take in a pick-me-up. It’s a caffeine oasis which has found a niche.
I’d love to see more places like this….. in place of generic city centre pubs perhaps?
53 Grey Street
We visited on 17 July 2006.