cafe royal review
Welcome back hinnies. This week has been Newcastle's restaurant week. If you've never heard of it, it is basically a week dedicated for all the restaurants in Newcastle to show off their skills and passion for food and provide the public with their best meals, entertainment and services. Most places have different offers available and us bloggers lap this up. We love a good NE1 restaurant week!
This week I went to Cafe Royal for breakfast to gain my NE1 restaurant fix. Based on Nelson Street, this two storey bistro is a quiet, yet peaceful place to enjoy a breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. With various menus on offer through the day there is something for everyone. The interior is classically modern with a unique clean vibe flowing through the restaurant.
I started off with a coffee before deciding what to have to eat. I was super undecided as usually, I am a salmon and egg kinda gal or a full english, very rarely I have anything super sweet. My flat white came and although it tasted a wee bit bitter, it was nothing a brown sugar cube or two couldn't fix. Our waitress was super lovely, very attentive - whether this was due to the small amount of customers at this time of morning, I am not sure - and she made sure to come back and check everything was okay with our coffee's. We then decided on our breakfasts. I visited with my boyfriend - @spoorsphotography and with my mother in law - @fit4retirement. Myself, I ordered the waffles and bacon.
Although I knew it came with bananas I totally forgot to ask for without. I was a little underwhelmed by the addition of fruit as over ripened banana isn't my favourite. Once removed, the dish minus the banana was delish. Not too sweet, a little salty with the bacon (not a complaint, I love salt!) and was just the right amount of maple syrup. Not too little and not drowning. Ideal. Over all, I enjoyed my breakfast.
Let's talk prices. This place, although lovely to dine at, their pricing is a little above average for Newcastle. My waffle cost £8.95 and my coffee, I believe was roughly £3. So all together over £10. Now, to some this may not be overly expensive but in comparison to other breakfast diners, this normally would average at around £7. This may possibly be as your dining in a slightly more higher end bistro, however I can't really complain as the breakfast and experience itself was devine.