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Contemporary cafe bistro where you can truly indulge your taste buds

Café Royal, home to Café Royal Bakery, exceptional quality cakes, scones, bread and patisserie, all made fresh daily on site. This stylish café bistro in the historic heart of Newcastle offers all day dining in comfortable, social surroundings and beautiful Georgian architecture.

Our Chef transfers his passion for food onto every plate and is keen to include new and interesting flavours and combinations in his dishes. Enjoy Sunday brunch at Café Royal in a happy bustling environment with informal yet excellent service.

Complementary Sunday papers are always on hand to help you catch up with the weeks events. 

Our staff are well informed and knowledgable ensuring all our visitors have exceptional experiences. 


Families, tourists and theatre goers continue to praise Café Royal. Whatever the hour, Café Royal is the place to be, a genuine icon in its own right.



  • Outside Seating Area
  • Child Friendly
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Private Dining area to hire






Click here to find out more about our private dining area and for info on all SJF function rooms available.



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In the heart of historic Newcastle

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Fresh cakes from the Cafe Royal Bakery


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Expertly prepared food


Cafe Royal has made the news in The Journal after journalist Kerry Wood went behind the scenes at this month's Chef School.

Two students from Dame Allan's also joined Sir John Fitzgerald's talented team of head chefs to learn all about the new seasonal menu at Café Royal and top tips on how to perfect their baking techniques.

Led by Food Development Manager, Darren Lawton, the two pupils were guided through making Afternoon Tea and the perfect sticky toffee pudding. 

Read all about this month's Chef School on The Journal Online now.


With Grey's monument around the corner from Cafe Royal, it is fitting we offer our customers a taste of Earl Grey. Our inhouse bakery has developed the finest Earl Grey cake for you to enjoy. 

Perfect with a Capuccino or a cup of Earl Grey tea for intense flavour.

Whats On

Chef's Challenge

Enter our challenge this month for the chance to win a family lunch at The Pavilion.

Modern British food with new European accents

The contemporary Cafe Royal in the heart of Newcastle is a relaxing haven where you can truly indugle your taste buds. With freshly prepared seasonal dishes and our in-house bakery producing the freshest croissants, pastries, traybakes and cakes it really is a special place to enjoy all that our skilled chefs offer. 

Food Serving Times

Breakfast Menu available Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 11:30am 
Lunch Menu available Mon - Sat: 12 noon - 5.30pm
Seasonal Daily Special Menu available Mon - Sat: 12 noon - 5.30pm

Sunday Brunch Menu available 10am - 3:30pm

Choice of Drinks

Cafe Royal offers a wide selection of drinks, from coffee made from the finest blend of coffee beans to freshly squeezed orange juice and smoothies bursting with fruit. Drinks include Oreo Milkshake, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime and Iced Orange Crush. We also offer ice cream floats. A wine list and bottled selection is also available.

Food Menu

Food & Drink Menu

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Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu

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brunch menu

Brunch Menu

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Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon Tea Menu

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Find Us

8 Nelson Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

T: 0191 231 3000

Opening Times

Mon 7:00am - 6.00pm
Tues 7:00am - 6.00pm
Wed 7:00am - 6.00pm
Thurs 7:00am - 6.00pm
Fri 7:00am - 6.00pm
Sat 7:00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Food Service Times

Mon - Sat 8:00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10:00am - 3:30pm
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