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8 cafes in Newcastle to get you through exams!

Exams are knocking on the door! Are you tired of spending a whole day in a library with limited food options? If so, this list will be the game-changer! Here are eight tips for cafes, where you can study or enjoy a well-deserved break!

 

1. Cake Stories

This cosy little coffee house is located in Jesmond, and I would suggest they change their name to Cake Heaven because that’s what this place is all about! Instagramable cakes which taste as good as they look! They have all different types of flavours from classic Red Velvet to original Elderflower G&T! If you are a true Englishman and tea is your holy grail, you won’t be disappointed. They have a great selection and knowledgeable staff who are ready to answer your TEAky questions. And the best thing? They are open late! Until 21:30 every day.

 

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2. Harvest

Another Jesmond gem and a flagship coffee shop from Newcastle roasting company Ouseburn Coffee. Big open space café, with great food and perfect vibe to get some work done! The friendly staff will keep you caffeinated, and after trying their Eggs Benedict, you will feel ready to finish one of your essays or do some more reading! This place is also just 20-minute walk away from Jesmond Dene if you feel like having a nice walk and much-needed break because exam time can be quite stressful!

 

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3. The Factory Kitchen

If you are a student located in Shieldfield, read carefully! This café “on the roof” of The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest independent gallery, will easily become your favourite place to study, chill or pick up a quick healthy lunch if you’re too tired (or lazy) to cook. The view is amazing and thanks to big windows the whole place is bathing in the sunlight. They will sort you out through the day with tasty Moroccan Baked Eggs to give you some energy. You can get great student discount so don’t forget your student card when you head there.

 

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4. The Canny Goat

This nice café is just a stone’s throw away from the Business School. I love it for its relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. Most of the time, you can meet Ian behind the counter, the friendly owner of this beautiful place, who is always smiley and ready to help you pick the best coffee. Try one of their alternatively prepared coffees, they change the beans quite often, so it gives you a great opportunity to try coffee beans from all around the world! They also offer a variety of cakes (a lot of vegan options and all of them are from local bakers) and homemade toasties.

 

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5. Café 1901

This café can be found at the back of Jesmond Methodist Church. Welcoming staff and relaxed atmosphere are the reasons why you keep coming back; furthermore, their cosy sofas make it even better. Try one of their famous cakes or hearty breakfasts, and you’ll find studying a lot easier. They also have a few little corner tables where you can easily sit without being interrupted by other customers.

 

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6. Kiln

Need to get some work done? Head to Kiln! You’ll find a lot of students and young professionals in this “cultural hub”. If you get hungry in the studying process, try one of their breakfasts (lamb kofta is dreamy) and splash it down with a cup of matcha or beetroot latte. This is the best place for any millennial or lovers of cafes with soul, especially if they are a fan of handmade tableware they make in their in-house pottery!

 

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7. The Great British Cupcakery

Thinking a sugar fix is what you need to survive another day of studying? Take a break and head to the Quayside, enjoy a walk by the river with the best view and then stop in this cupcakery. Their cupcakes and milkshakes will tickle your taste buds and get you in a better mood. Just don’t make the same mistake I did last time, when I had eyes bigger than my belly and end up ordering the Nutella cupcake and Biscoff cake as well – too big and too much sugar, in a combination with flat white I felt like the little Energizer bunny (when I think about it, it might not be that bad, considering the energy it gives you to study :D)

 

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8. Horticulture

This café has a great atmosphere, inspiring interior and it’s a great place to catch up on some reading (try to get there early and steal yourself a spot in one of their hanging chairs). And what if the studying doesn’t go as planned? Well, a cheeky espresso martini is always an option. Especially when they offer more than 40 of them! They are also welcoming to furry friends.

 

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