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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Breakfast at Cafe 21, Fenwick

Now that our youngest child goes to nursery every morning and hubby is back to working 12 hour shifts,  it means that on his days off we get some child-free time together in the mornings. Every two weeks we like to take a trip into Newcastle, pick up some supplies from the Grainger market and try somewhere new for breakfast.

A few weeks ago, I was researching places to try and stumbled upon Cafe 21 at Fenwick's breakfast menu. All it took was one quick look and I was hooked. This was where we were going to visit next.


Cafe 21 at Fenwick is part of the renowned 21 Hospitality Group so we had high hopes for our breakfast. You can find Cafe 21 tucked away in the corner of Fenwick's first floor yet once inside you would not believe you were inside a department store. The interior is stylish and contemporary with an open kitchen and attentive and friendly staff. 

Newcastle was quiet on the day of our visit yet this restaurant was bustling. There was an eclectic mix of business meetings, friends meeting for a catchup and regulars. I loved how the front of house team walked around the room and skilfully knew who to chat to and who to leave alone. Cafe 21 is obviously a regular haunt for many as a lot of customers were greeted like old friends and their families asked after. Lovely!

First up were the drinks - as it is January and we are on a health kick we both ordered a mango and passionfruit smoothie (£3.20). These are made fresh to order and were the perfect way to receive a boost of vitamins. They were nice and thick (too thick to drink with a straw) and really were delicious. I had to order an Americano too - I can't pass up the chance of good coffee and this one certainly hit the spot - strong, rich and intense, just how I like it.


Next up was the food - I had intentions of ordering the homemade granola with berries and yoghurt however I do have this every morning at home and was too tempted by the sound of Cinnamon toast with red berry compote and greek yoghurt (£5.50) so ordered this instead. I was asked if we were ok for time as this was a dish that took a little longer than others due to being finished in the oven. In reality it only probably added another 5 minutes to our wait but it was lovely to be asked.



My dish was certainly worth the wait! When I ordered toast I did not expect this, it was amazing! Lightly spiced on the outside and deliciously soft with an almost creamy texture on the inside I was in bread heaven (let's just forget about the health kick for a while). The berry compote and yoghurt were the perfect accompaniments to my spiced bread and I have to declare this is a pretty perfect breakfast for Winter. 

Hubby ordered Scrambled eggs, smoked Salmon and toasted soda bread (£8.20). Everything was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. No complaints. There are six different egg dishes on the breakfast menu at Cafe 21 Fenwick from Eggs Benedict to Souffle and even boiled eggs with soldiers. Definitely worth a visit if you're a fan of eggs in the morning.


During our visit I was interested to read about afternoon tea at Cafe 21 Fenwick. Priced from £6 for cream tea to £19 for full champagne afternoon tea I'm sure this would be delightful. Confectioner's tea really caught my eye - £16 for two people including fruit scones, plain scones, jam, clotted cream followed by a selection of delicate pastries and cakes all served with your choice of tea. This seems like a bargain to me and I will certainly be booking up during my next girly shopping trip to town.

Cafe 21 Fenwick is certainly recommended by us as a top breakfast spot in Newcastle. 

Do you have any suggestions of where we can visit for breakfast next? I would love to hear your comments.

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23 comments

  1. Ooooooooooooh this looks so so good (and was not a good thing to read whilst eating my very boring bowl of porridge!)

    My first ever trip up to Newcastle to visit Simon he'd already realised how much I lovedcake so he booked us an afternoon tea at Café 21 in Fenwicks :) Typical us (battling through that never ending restaurant list!) we are yet to return.

    The breakfast looks so good, and I never would have thought to go so thanks for sharing :) My top breakfast places in town are Quay Ingredient and the Tyneside Cinema Bar but I have more on my list to try - I know Ernest and Butterfly Cabinet are both supposed to be very good!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  2. Thanks Chloe - definitely going to try the Tyneside Cinema next I think

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  3. Oh I love cafe 21 I use to go there every week with work , I have never had breakfast there though it looks yummy. I am going for afternoon tea there soon as have heard it is fab xx

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    1. Their afternoon tea looks gorgeous! Hey maybe I'll come with you :-)

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  4. This looks really tasty, loving the look of the toast. The cream tea sounds amazing as well, will have to drop in

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    1. The toast was amazing and like nothing else I've ever tasted - it does have a cinnamon crust though so I wonder if they'll take it off the menu soon as that's fairly Christmassy

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  5. Lovely to find somewhere offering a different looking breakfast with something to really shout about. #TastyTuesday

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    1. Yeah definitely - They ticked all of the right boxes for us.

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  6. oooh yummy thta orange looks very frsh and appealing

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    1. It was really nice Lisa and the bonus is it's healthy too xx

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  7. Wow, that cinnamon toast looks amazing. I think I need to find my nearest Fenwicks!

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    1. Cinnamon toast is definitely a new favourite of mine x

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    1. Me too - every time I click on this post to reply to comments I see the pictures and want to eat it all again!

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  9. Yum! This post has my tummy grumbling. I don't know of anywhere in your area, but if you're ever in Cardiff you could try The Plan in Morgan Arcade. They have a good menu.

    The cinnamon toast looks like it tasted amazing!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation - love Cardiff - we enjoyed a break a few years ago with my doctor who mad family x

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  10. Cor that cinnamon toast looks immense! Never seen anything like that before! I love my children, but child-free bunch is just heaven :-) x

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    1. Yes always look forward to a child-free brunch :D

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  11. All looks so delicious, those scrambled eggs are perfection, hate them overcooked! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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    1. I'm not a fan of eggs but hubby said they were amazing xx

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  12. This place looks lovely. I like that it serves different styled breakfast to the normal stuff! Those scrambled eggs look delicious! x

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    1. It is so nice - I always like to try new places but it won't be long before we're back here xx

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  13. Ooh this place looks amazing, how fab is that toast! #tastytuesdays

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