As you all know I love discovering new places in Newcastle, especially if it's somewhere comfy and cosy for cake. When we walked into Kuppa Coffee I was really taken with the interior, with lots of snug little corners, comfy chairs and a shelf stocked full of books I was looking forward to a nice chill out.
Unfortunately I was less impressed with the selection of cakes. There wasn't much to choose from in the cabinet - a few sorry looking muffins, cupcakes and loaf cakes. They all seemed to come from a box of pre-wrapped cakes from under the counter and the Barrista didn't have much knowledge of what flavours the cakes were.
I chose a chocolate loaf cake, which wasn't really like any loaf cake I'd seen before. It was pretty rich and had a lot of thick icing to wade through before I got to the sponge. It was edible but nothing special.
You know there isn't a good cake selection when Simon is stumped on what to have and in the end he opted for a pain au chocolate which went a little sad and soggy after it had been heated up.
I wouldn't recommend going to Kuppa Coffee for cake but when it comes to beverages luckily it's a very different story. It seems the food has taken a bit of a backseat to allow Kuppa to take a real interest in serving delicious hot drinks. Fair enough really seeing as this is a coffee shop rather than a tea room.
They take interest and pride in the coffee they serve and on our visit were using "Small Batch" which you may remember I tried at Flat Caps Coffee. My latte was delicious and very well made.
Simon decided to have a hot chocolate and at no extra cost it came heaped with marshmallows and cream which is a lovely added touch. The creamy drink was made with 100% real grated chocolate and it tasted delicious.
Let me know if you've ever been to Kuppa Coffee.