An inviting, delicate, vintage feel tea room that serves the most exceptional cakes, milkshakes and afternoon tea, situated just up from the Quayside in Newcastle, is The Great British Cupcakery.
Traditional cream tables, with duck egg blue chairs accompanied with pretty flowers in vases and mason jars filled with sugar make for lovely, simplistic décor. Greenery is draped in the windows with cups, saucers and teapots dangling from it which adds a unique and quirky touch. The venue feels fresh, full of life and welcoming.
Further décor includes flowers and beautiful vintage tea pots. The choice of drinks is extensive, with a wide variety of coffees, hot chocolate, traditional tea and also flavoured teas.
Intricately designed homemade sweet treats are available such as Oreo, Eton mess and red velvet cupcakes, Malteaser and Mars bar slabs, carrot and walnut and chocolate and raspberry cakes, brownies, scones and many more decadent delights!
A great selection of sandwiches and breakfast options are also available. Afternoon tea for just £19.95 per person is reasonably priced and a popular option. You get a selection of sandwiches, scones, sweet baked goods and unlimited tea and coffee, all homemade and served on exquisite vintage china.
The Great British Cupcakery cater for all occasions and even make bespoke wedding and celebration cakes. Perfect for birthdays, christenings and anything you fancy. There’s never a bad time for cake…
The Milkshakes served here are world class and unbelievably tasty. They cost between £5 and £6 and are worth it if you have a sweet tooth. One comes with salted caramel sauce, whipped cream and a brownie, another with cream, a cookie, caramelised banana and marshmallows, banana chips and salted caramel sauce – absolutely divine. Others come with a doughnut, rainbow sprinkles, shortbread and strawberries. Honestly, they are exceptional!
The business is family run, by mother and daughters, which is clear from the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The venue is ideal for baby showers, hen parties, birthdays and any other celebration or event.
There’s nothing quite like tea and cake and The Great British Cupcakery excel for both. It’s a hidden gem that should definitely be discovered when in Newcastle.