New mum stops for coffee – The Garden Kitchen, intu Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Since coffeeshopscold coffee is now my life, I needed to find somewhere that served up a hot cuppa in a relaxing environment. So what was a pro-coffee mum with a teething baby (up several times a night) supposed to do? I set myself a challenge to find Newcastle’s most comforting coffee shop (one where I could sip and relax and somewhere Master C didn’t turn into a bubbling brew).

Review: I visited the Garden Kitchen quite a lot during my pregnancy as it was always an oasis of calm in the heart of the city. It was just what the doctor ordered when I felt a little hormonal after visiting the hospital. I always found I got served promptly by friendly staff who brought my coffee over to me. #Firstclass service.

Today was no different. Large comfy sofas made The Garden Kitchen a real home from home – especially when bottle-feeding. For a get-out-and-go mum like myself, the space made it easier to get Master C out and in of his baby carrier. Although I’d have equally felt at home taking his buggy into this establishment. C seemed naturally relaxed and his verdict was made by having forty winks when we should have been meeting up with his daddy. Still, it meant I  could indulge in the best large latte I’d had in a while (£2.85) and a slice of delicious carrot cake (£2.25).

TIP: There are toys for babies to play with, high chairs are provided and there is a baby changing room just around the corner for little emergencies.

The Garden Kitchen, intu Eldon Square, Newcastle

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Peace and quiet … time to unwind at The Garden Kitchen

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