Next time you’re looking for somewhere to grab something to eat or drink in Newcastle, you might want to head out of the city centre and over to the treasure trove of delicious foodie venues tucked away in Hoults Yard.
Built on the site of an 1800s jam jar factory, the Newcastle business village on the edge of Ouseburn has become a hotspot for some of the best independent cafes, bars and restaurants that the region has to offer.
Whether you fancy a cosy afternoon with a coffee and a cake, or an evening out tucking into a juicy burger with a pint of craft beer, here are five places that are worth paying a visit to Hoults Yard for.
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Proven Goods Co.
These delicious handmade doughnuts have people travelling from all over the North East to come and pick them up from Hoults Yard.
Everything is made from scratch each morning at their Newcastle bakery, with a menu of indulgent flavours that changes monthly.
The most popular staples - jam-filled and vanilla custard-filled classics, as well as their signature raspberry glazed ring doughnut “The Homer” - are always available.
Other offerings change with the seasons, so customers can expect the likes of strawberry and peach flavours in the summer, and lots of spices and caramels in the autumn.
They also serve up gooey chocolate cookies and brownies, as well as coffee and hot chocolate to wash down all the sweet treats.
Full Circle Brew Co
This award-winning brewery has gained an international reputation since starting out in late 2019, having been ranked in the top 10 new breweries in the world by RateBeer in 2020.
Its core range of four beers is accompanied by a range of monthly releases, which are all available from Full Circle's Hoults Yard shop.
Customers can head upstairs to the tap room to sit down and enjoy Neapolitan-style pizzas with their beer.
You can also get a glimpse at where the magic happens, with a view onto the brewery’s giant fermentation tanks.
The talented team behind this mouth-watering café in Hoults Yard’s iconic 1800s clock tower specialise in over 100 different types of cake.
After setting up their first venue in Jesmond back in 2015, the family-run business arrived in Hoults Yard with a view to providing a “wholesome” alternative to pubs and bars.
Some of the most popular cakes at Cake Stories include the Oreo Monster Cake, the Caramel Chocolate Smash, and current seasonal favourite the Cadbury Creme Egg Smash.
The bakery also serves up signature “Brownios” - the ultimate sweet sandwich featuring buttercream and a range of different fillings, including salted caramel, raspberry, and Lotus Biscoff, between two brownie shells dipped in chocolate.
Open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays with a drinks menu full of craft beer and cocktails that promises to cater to all drinking tastes, 2Knives has all the makings of a great evening out.
Highlights of the indulgent food menu include freshly ground burgers and dessert pies, both specialities of 2Knives since opening back in August last year.
The bar and kitchen also has a brand new breakfast menu launched just last month, featuring pancake stacks, breakfast buns and toasted muffins.
With the warmer months approaching, drinkers and diners may wish to check out their cosy beer garden with fairy lights strung overhead.
Studio 28 Patisserie
Studio 28 was born out of a mission to bring high end chocolate and pastry to Newcastle, which is plain to see in the tempting treats on offer at this patisserie.
Owner Naomi Longfield, an artisan chocolatier and patisserie chef, creates “edible art” - from delicious cakes, tarts and brownies to chocolate bonbons filled with ganache or liquid caramel.
The café has recently brought out a range of artisan Easter eggs in a range of flavours, including honeycomb and salted caramel, which are also available to order online via their website.
Watch the video above to take a look at some of the tasty treats on offer at Hoults Yard.
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