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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Breakfast at Blake's Coffee and Kitchen

Harry and Heidi both go to school full time but Jack only goes to nursery in the mornings so when we are looking to go out on a little date, this date will usually involve breakfast. For our 8th wedding anniversary this year we ventured into town to buy some ingredients from the grainger market for our meal that evening. I asked on twitter where we should head for breakfast and was reminded of Blake's - a place I have wanted to try in ages!

Blake's is situated on Grey Street which is definitely Newcastle's most famous and magnificent street. You will find it just across the road and a little walk down from The Theatre Royal.

I would describe the atmosphere as having a laid back buzz about it if that makes sense. You could easily spend a few hours relaxing here reading the papers and watching the world go by (the window seats are perfect for people watching) and you could equally visit Blake's for a quick business meeting or catch up with friends. There were plenty of people popping in and out.

We ordered our coffee at the bar and I have to say I was super impressed - definitely up there with some of the best coffee I've had. I like mine black, strong and plentiful and this cup really hit the spot.

We grabbed a seat at one of the wooden tables and mulled over the breakfast choices.

I decided to order the American Buttermilk pancakes with bacon and syrup (£6.50) and Steve went for the Big breakfast stottie - a stottie filled with sausage, bacon, black pudding and egg served with tea, coffee or juice (£5.50). We ordered at the counter where we were given our cutlery and our own bottle of HP sauce.

Service was unbelievably quick and our breakfast was brought out in under 5 minutes.

My pancakes were nice but I think I have been spoilt with pancakes from the sugarloaf as nothing else has ever compared. Steve's stottie was definitely the star of the show - all of the ingredients were of a high quality and the egg was perfectly runny. Next time I visit I am definitely going to order a sausage and bacon stottie which are a bargain at £3.25.

We really enjoyed our visit to Blakes - lovely atmosphere, perfect location, fresh and tasty food plus prompt service. I will definitely be popping in for a coffee next time I'm in town.

Opening hours:-
  • Monday-Thursday      7am-7pm
  • Friday                          7am-late
  • Saturday                      7am-7pm
  • Sunday                         9am-6pm


1 comment

  1. Another place to add to my list! You can't beat a good breakfast stottie! x


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