Wednesday 3 December 2014

Kuppa Koffee

Back when you could still head outside without gloves and scarf (yes this post has been sitting in my drafts for months!) Simon and I wandered down to St Mary's Place at the top end of Northumberland Street in Newcastle to visit Kuppa Coffee for a hot drink and some cake.

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.
Obviously  I am a cake fan so I was a little sad that the cakes weren't up to much, however I would return for a coffee and maybe it's good to have somewhere to go for a hot drink where I wont be tempted by the extra calories.

Let me know if you've ever been to Kuppa Coffee.


  1. It's a shame about the cakes but the coffee looks delicious! Xx

    1. I know, I can't help but be disappointed if cake isn't good :(

  2. I absolutely love those mugs they served your drinks in! I like coffee shops that have a homely atmosphere with comfy chairs :)

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

  3. I think cakes have to be good - they are the main reason I visit cafes :)

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

    1. Me too, as soon as I have a hot drink in my hand I want some cake to go with it, can't help myself!

  4. Shame about the cake but for coffee and drinks it sounds like a different story lucy x

    1. I wonder if I'll ever feel like going somewhere for coffee without cake?! HA!!

  5. I think the mugs are amazing but you know I wouldn't be satisfied with the lack of exciting cake!

  6. Shame about the cake but I love the mugs! I need one!


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