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Violets Cafe

Violets Cafe has been on my list of places to visit for a while, and we decided to go for a late wedding anniversary treat – it’s my new favourite place! It is owned and run by Abbie Atkinson, wife of Kenny Atkinson who is the man behind Newcastle’s Michelin-starred restaurant, House of Tides. Having seen the most amazing photos on their Instagram feed we were expecting great things, and it did not disappoint.


We were out for the day with Little One, as we were planning to go to Newcastle Fiesta afterwards (more on that later), so we treated ourselves to a proper feast to set us up! Tom had the full English breakfast, and I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Delicious!


Violets full English breakfast | Hello! Hooray!


Violets breakfast | Hello! Hooray!


We also had some pastries too, which were so good.


Violets sweet treats | Hello! Hooray!


The cakes and bakes look so tempting, but we were a bit full after our mammoth brunch! The brownies with Lotus biscuits in look particularly good, and I’ll definitely need to go back for one of those soon. Violets Cafe serves the most beautiful looking afternoon tea, which we would love to go back and sample too. I love how fresh flowers are used in the presentation of the food, and how every detail has been thought about. This is true of the cafe itself, from the vintage style plates to the decoration – I took some other photos so you can see for yourself!


Violets | Hello! Hooray!


Violets bake | Hello! Hooray!


Violets vintage cups | Hello! Hooray!


Violets cakes | Hello! Hooray!


Violets Lotus blondies | Hello! Hooray!


With excellent service and food, Violets is a sure-fire winner – especially with its quayside location. It’s perfect for an extra special treat or just to pop in for a cuppa or a coffee. It makes me wish I worked closer to the quayside so that I could go there more often! Little One enjoyed herself too (it did help that she was as good as gold though) and we would highly recommend it!


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