Tower Cafe is situated just below the Byker Bridge and very near to Stepney Bank. It is easy to find and there is plenty of nearby parking. The cafe, which is also an Art gallery, is run by Stefano, Sophie and Dave. It is down to earth, very cosy and friendly, with delicious Italian food (Pizzas and the like) prepared by Stefano, and a great atmosphere created by Sophie, Dave and all the customers that regularly attend. You don't need to book for storytelling events here but places are limited so get there sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment, oh, and bring your own alcohol as well.
Tower Cafe is open throughout the week and you can call them on: 07768304814 to get times and menus etc.
Tea Sutra is a very nice specialist tea house in the centre of Newcastle, selling just about every kind of tea that you can think of and many that you can not. The atmosphere is very chilled with comfortable wicker furniture and soothing, meditative music. Akupa and Yoshi, who run the cafe, have created a tea haven in a world of coffee shops. The entry ticket is £10 and includes a truly scrumptious curry with rice and a side salad. You also have the choice of one of their delicious teas or a cold drink. Further cups of tea or cakes can be purchased throughout the evening. The evenings begin around 7pm. This is still not fixed in stone so the times will be posted in the whats on section when I advertise the evenings. To book a ticket call 07575 010173 or visit the Tea Sutra website.
Another way to book a ticket would be to call by and have a delicious cup of tea and check the place out whilst you were there. It is easy to find. 1st Floor 2 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PF, just around the corner from and above Magic Box on Percy street. Look for the door next to the shop that sells all year fireworks.
Unfortunately, Jack Sprats has closed but I keep them here on the website because this is where the Storycafé began and we had some great nights along the way. Good luck to Jan and the crew in their next venture.