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5 of the best reading cafes in Newcastle

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If you’re heading to study a degree at Newcastle University you will most likely have a lot of reading to do. If you’re doing a degree such as English then it’s going to be more than a lot. Getting your head in the books in halls can be a challenge, so it’s important to find spots where you can get some reading done that isn’t just the library. As a second year English Literature student, I know that  there are lots of great Cafés in Newcastle. Here are some of the best spots where you’ll be able to get some things ticked off your reading list.

Flat Caps Coffee

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Not far from the Newcastle University campus, Flat Caps Coffee hides just underneath Elula Gift Shop on Ridley Place. The food here is amazing, their nachos will keep you coming back. Due to the café being hidden underground, it’s never too busy and always cosy.

Tea Sutra

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About a five minute walk from campus, this is definitely my favourite spot. Think bohemian palace, think floor cushions and obscure teas. The vibe at Sutra is great, perfectly chilled out music to read to.

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse

when you wanna be eating some raspberry frangipane but you ought to catch up on 60 lectures first

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Quilliam’s is pretty much on campus. They have hundreds of teas if that’s your thing and their cake isn’t bad either.

Pink Lane Coffee

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This one’s a little further away from campus, but it’s definitely worth the trip. I just loved the décor in the bathroom, they’ve literally stuck old world maps to the wall. There are many nice little corners to get your head around that 30 page essay. I used Pink Lane to get me through Beowulf in first year, have to say I’m glad that’s over!

Café 1901

Teen and her Tea

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If you find yourself closer to Jesmond in your halls in first year, then don’t sweat it. There are lots of cafés here too, I’m still finding my favourite spot but I think Café 1901 is a top contender. This is solely because they have a big armchair tucked away in its own corner, which is super cute.

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