Whether you’re looking for a latte or a late lunch, we’ve got you covered with answers to the most common questions around cafes in Durham.
Afternoon tea adds an air of sophistication to any day, no matter who you choose to spend it with. Durham is steeped in historic tradition and has a variety of quality restaurants and cafes offering tasty afternoon tea in the city centre, so sit back and enjoy a selection of scrumptious sandwiches and cakes while setting the world to rights with your friends.
With far reaching views across the River Wear, Radisson Blu serves afternoon tea with a mix of sweet and savoury treats, and an optional glass of fizz to perk up your afternoon.
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill offers its own dramatic views of the city’s beautiful Romanesque Cathedral. This elegant afternoon tea combines Victorian facade, cosy booths and mezzanine floors all within a boutique hotel.
If you prefer the surroundings of picturesque countryside, Honest Lawyer is nestled on the banks of the River Wear and gives fantastic views over Durham’s rural location.
Pair your afternoon tea with something even more relaxing and enjoy a truly luxurious day out with a trip to a local beauty spa – Durham’s got a great selection of soothing spots to unwind.
Catch up over a coffee or relax after a day taking in Durham’s delightful scenery with a much-needed snack in one of the city’s many cafes. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Durham’s dozens of dining rooms will see you right. Here’s our pick of the best.
The Tealicious Tearoom serves more than two dozen blends of the nation’s favourite hot beverage – from elegant Earl Grey to fun fruity infusions. You’ll find it near Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, perfect for a morning’s sightseeing and an afternoon catching up with friends.
Brambles Coffee Shop is nestled within a garden centre, breathing a calming atmosphere into proceedings, while The Little Coffee House serves a host of home baked cakes.
Whether you’re on a family day out or catching up with friends, Durham’s got a little rest stop perfect for you.
The UK has always been known as the tea drinking capital of the world and this may still be the case at home, but in its cafes, coffee is quickly taking the lead. With cafes around every corner in Durham, it’s never been easier to pick up a hot drink, ready to face the day, whether you’re enjoying a day of sightseeing or getting ready to hit the lecture hall.
In a 2018 survey, the drinks most purchased from cafes and coffee shops were as follows:
Even with a whole variety of cafes to choose from in Durham city centre, it’s easy to fall into the same routine, especially if you’re only after a caffeine fix before work. If you fancy shaking things up a little, here’s what’s on offer.
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