Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Eating in the North East - Willi's Cafe

If I tell you that whilst I am writing about this cafe, which I visited on a grey and rainy day, it is pretty much the exact same weather outside, I'm sure those of you in the North East (and the rest of the UK actually) will absolutely 100% believe me. 

It's such a British thing to do, to complain about the weather, but when it's this bad all the time, who can blame us, really?

Having worked my way through most of the cafes and restaurants in Jesmond whilst I've been living here over the last 16 months, it's becoming a real challenge to find new places to try out (which is a real problem, I know..) so when my friend asked if I wanted to meet for lunch at a place called Willi's, it was a pretty safe bet that I'd say yes...

Willi's, situated on Clayton Road, is a local favourite, well known around the area for providing great coffee at great value. 

Pretty much resembling a drowned rat upon entering the cafe, I needed a hot drink and I needed it quick. The wind that graces Newcastle pretty much means that using an umbrella when it's raining is completely and utterly pointless and seeing as I seem to magically step out of my house every single time the heavens start to open, winter is a really happy and dry time for me (ahem)....

Whether you fancy a sweet treat, a light snack or are going all out with a large meal, Willi's has it to offer. I decided, much I'm sure to my mum and stepmum's surprise, on a mushroom, mozzarella and tomato flatbread which was very, very good. Up until the age of about 18, mushrooms were one of the only foods I didn't like but now, I feel like I'm all grown up. I like olives and mushrooms, I'm basically a proper adult. A greedy, food loving, adult.


The service was great, with our food served, and plates taken away, promptly. My only issue is that I didn't have enough room for a piece of cake, and with so many that looked absolutely to die for, I'm just going to have to go back and try a piece. I'm dreaming about that slab of rocky road already.

The atmosphere was lovely, the coffee was strong and despite it being quite a little place, my friend and I were not rushed in the slightest, and actually ended up chatting away for hours. Goodbye productivity! Cosy and small, this cafe is the perfect place to catch up with friends or family members, with a lovely atmosphere and great prices.

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