The best places to grab a coffee while Christmas shopping in Newcastle

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Who doesn’t love a coffee to fuel up before a shopping trip? We certainly do.

Although we are still only in November, the manic Christmas shopping has already begun. Many people tend to prefer to start buying their gifts earlier than December, in order to fully relax during the Christmas period. However, Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, it can actually be the most perfect way to get into the festive mood.

We have some brilliant coffee shops in Newcastle, some of which have released Christmas flavours and ranges just in time for our shopping trips! We have chosen the best places to grab a coffee in Newcastle to fulfil your caffeine fix.

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The Coffee Trader

Located just off Northumberland Street, The Coffee Trader is the perfect place to grab a festive cup of coffee before your shopping. The Coffee Trader is in the most ideal location in regard to its close proximity to all of the main shops, and it also has released a autumn range consisting of two drinks - Pumpkin Spiced Latte and Sticky Toffee Coffee.

Laneway & Co

Laneway & Co has been providing Newcastle with delicious coffee in its High Bridge location for the past six years. They pride themselves on keeping their coffee prices affordable, while also serving lunch meals and luxurious sweet treats.


Blake’s Coffee House, which can be found on Grey Street has been a favourite of Newcastle coffee lovers for a while now due to its homely, rustic vibe. The independent coffee house serves hand-made food alongside their coffees, teas and hot chocolate. Blake’s also stock a range of alternative milk options such as Soya, Oat, Almond and Coconut.

Camber Coffee

Although I doubt you’re taking your pet shopping with you, it’s worth noting that Camber Coffee on Market Street is dog-friendly. The coffee shop makes unique coffee combinations (who remembers the Turkish Delight coffee?), smoothies and healthy yet yummy food options.

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Flat Caps Coffee

Flat Caps Coffee was established in 2010 and has gone on to become one of the most loved coffee shops in Newcastle - and was voted Tyne and Wear Coffee Shop of the Year in 2019. At Flat Caps Coffee, there are various drink and food options available to devour, but the shop also sells products such as coffee making equipment and brew at home beans - the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life!

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