Cafe's in Durham

From a hearty satisfying brunch to a light snack, you will find a fabulous variety of charming cafe's in Durham to satisfy and delight. Scattered throughout the city, you are sure to stumble upon a number of quant coffee shops and traditional tea rooms, many of which are housed within buildings steeped in history with fascinating back stories. Take time out in between sight seeing to refuel and relax whilst appreciating the stunning surroundings and heritage of this stunning city. 




40 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU

This popular brunch spot is just a stone’s throw from Durham Cathedral and Castle. Lovingly renovated, the café building dates back to the 1600s, and features a striking Grade II listed staircase. With a reputation as the ‘go-to brunch spot in the city’ the menu offers an impressive selection, guaranteed to re-energize for an action packed day ahead in the beautiful City of Durham. You will also find the Flat White Café, located on Elvet Bridge.



Unit 3 The Castleside, Seaham Harbour Marina, SR7 7EE

Health conscious or not, you are sure to love the tasty delights from Flamingo café. This health food café offers Vegetarian and Vegan friendly dishes, as well as dairy and gluten free options. All dishes are packed full of nutrients and essential vitamins to put a spring in your step without the need for refined sugar. An outdoor seating area offers beautiful views of the North East coast making it the perfect relaxing pit stop to refuel.



5 The College, Durham, DH1 3EH

Durham Cathedral’s beautiful medieval Undercroft restaurant is renowned for the most delicious range of freshly prepared scones and cakes. Choose to dine indoors within dramatic surroundings or opt for alfresco in the peaceful cloister. Either way you will be delighted by the homemade snacks and light lunch options within a beautiful medieval space, for an unforgettable dining experience.



1 Percy Crescent, Durham, DH7 0EU

Bringing the ‘Kaffeehauser’ of Vienna and Salzburg to the North East, Amadeus will take you on a culinary journey for a taste of Austrian-German heritage. Sample Sachertorte, (the famous Viennese chocolate torte), waffles or perhaps Palatschinke (Austrian pancakes), washed down with coffee which is roasted in- house, using ethically sourced specialty graded beans for ultimate flavour.



71 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NP

This hidden gem holds a wealth of intriguing history dating back to 1720. Even the name of the venue was derived from the ancient alleyways which lead to this spectacular 16th century building. Enjoy a generous slice of home baked cake or a freshly baked scone whilst you soak up the historical ambiance with original fireplaces, beams and crooked ceilings. Breakfast and lunch menus are also available in this charming, history rich eatery.