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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 16, 2021

Brilliant ‘Afternoon Tea’ for Sue’s Birthday at Breakwater Maritime Centre cafe at Newbiggin, super sandwiches scones and cakes, they really do know what it’s all about plus being so friendly and professional. Thank You Emma and Staff, much appreciated. THANK YOU.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021

We were staying in Newbiggin and made a beeline to this interesting building for a coffee and scone for mid-morning snack. It is situated prominently at one end of the lovely sweeping bay. Staff were very friendly and the coffee and scone were good and...as with most of Northumberland were very reasonable! We did intend to have breakfast at The Breakwater, but unfortunately it didn't open until 10.00 am, which was a little too late for us.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2020

Had an excellent bacon breakfast doings amidst quite a few socially distanced humans. What REALLY impressed me was the management decision to take on a disadvantaged person as floor staff. That was good for him and good for us. Very good food

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020

This cafe is a great location at the front. Nice and popular with locals. Coffee and tea cake were a welcome break. One waitress was very pleasant. The other one a little grumping. Tea cake was nice and one way system for social distancing.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

So, I was at the cafe on the 13th of March and the service was lovely all the staff were cheery and had a good laugh. They were all presented to the top quality. That was until sheila came in. The atmosphere was horrendous and...the staff seemed to go quiet. I smiled at sheila to be polite and she gave me a horrible look. If this is how a paying customer is treated I suggest going somewhere else.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

A wonderful setting looking over the bay of Newbiggin, however, the windows were a bit grubby and could’ve done with a bit of attention. The two gentlemen serving were very pleasant and attentive. I went for the special of the day which was ham and...cheese quiche with chips and salad, priced at £5.25, accompanied by a tea and a coffee brought the price to a total of £9.25. I was very hungry and desperately looking forward to some appetising food, how disappointed I was to be. The meal was appalling, the quiche was void of flavour and seemed like a lump of grease. Probably the cheapest cheese available was used, it looked unappetising and it certainly tasted revolting! The chips were greasy and brown and appeared to have been reheated more than once. I done my best to eat what I could as I was absolutely starving but I couldn’t eat very much, I was never asked how the meal was despite being in the café for around 50 minutes. This cafe could be magnificent, however I believe some major changes need to be made in order to bring it up to a reasonable standard. The pricing isn’t your cheap greasy spoon cafe either, It is reasonably expensive for what you actually get! I will return in a month or so to see if any improvements have been made.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

We came for a walk along the sea front and were drawn to the great location of this Cafe. The service was quick and friendly. We had a lovely tea and a scone. A group of musicians were playing in one corner which was nice...to hear. There is a museum, gift shop and toilets. We enjoyed our visit especially the views.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

had a lovely lunch. prawn salad. very nice . bright and sunny cafe. the staff were really friendly. would definitely recommend. the corn beef pie looked amazing but I was on a diet

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

We came here one afternoon for a cup of tea and slice of cake and it was lovely. Beautiful views and excellent chocolate cake. Very clean inside also.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Nothing much on the menu and overpriced , Would be lovely view if the windows were cleaned of greasy hand prints ,spilled food on grimy greasy tables with food trod into the floor, staff wiping up with dirty dripping wet cloths,shame because it could be...nice with better management,staff seem to have a ''can't be bothered attitude '' Scones dry and tactless the food seems to be budget price frozen variety Wasn't busy when we called in so wasn't that they were rushed of their feet !!!There's no excuse for can't be bothered sheer laziness ,theres plenty of folk out there who would love a little job in Newbiggin and who would do a far better job than the current employees, just wondered if the may be volunteers if so that would account for no interest in the job!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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November 14, 2017|
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Response from wendysmiles2015 | Reviewed this property |
think its only outside when we were there thete wasnt any dogs around different for guide dogs i think , recomend the scones if you go
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5