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Great scones and cakes in an historic courtyard caff.


71 Saddler Street Durham DH1 3NP 0191 375 0623

We say

The name of this extremely popular café-bar refers to its tucked-away location up a narrow alleyway, known locally as a ‘vennel’. If you want to bag one of their football-sized scones (cheese, raisin or date) arrive early in the day – they're baked fresh every morning. Sandwiches and cakes are served in equally enormous portions. It's a real student favourite, with plenty of seating on two floors and also some sunny tables outside in the hidden courtyard.

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How much?

Cakes £1.50–£2.95, sandwiches £3.50.

Getting There

Look for the alley between the buildings – there's a sign at the entrance, but you can't see the cafe until you go up the passage.


Daily 9.30am–5pm.

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