This weekend I finally got the chance to try out the newest addition to the 1901 family, over on New Bridge Street, the ever so pretty Caffe 1901 Deli. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know two things, one that I am an avid lover of brunch and two that 1901 is somewhere I always rave about, because their food and flavours are always so epic. So, when the little sister deli was announced to be opening I was excited to check it out.
After a rather busy morning on Saturday my friend and I were looking for somewhere around the Sandyford area for some late lunch because we didn’t want to go into town knowing it would be hectic. And actually I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try the deli out. If you are unfamiliar, 1901 caffe deli is located opposite Northumbria University Business school on the corner of Minden Street and is open Monday to Sunday 7am to 4pm.
First of all the entrance wall is absolutely stunning as it is decorated with pastel pinks, yellows and blues which just makes the most beautiful wall art- the perfect back drop for their outdoor sitting area. Despite the smaller venue compared to the sistering cafes, the deli is stunning and possibly my favourite of the three in terms of the interiors. Continuing with the pastel theme, there are hanging vintage lights with blue cushioned seating and individual chairs across one side of the cafe. The other end is the deli where orders are taken at the counter.
The counter displays the daily salads along with the cakes which can be taken away if sitting inside isn’t for you. We were trying to avoid those awful thunder showers so sat in the perfect spot right under the flower wall! After pondering the menu we both went for the Chorizo Hash from the breakfast menu which was priced at £6.
I also ordered a very berry smoothie to go with my dish which is served at all of the venues and I always get it because it is so fruity and so so refreshing! (definite recommendation if you haven’t tried this one yet). When our Chorizo Hash meals came they looked absolutely insane. No exageration here. The presentation was incredible and the taste was spot on too. A gnocchi style crushed potatoes came with heritage tomatoes, spinach, greens described on the menu as ‘green goddess’ topped with a perfect fried egg. The right amount of heat behind the spices to give the dish a kick whilst not too hot if you were to have it as a breakfast meal. Great size portion too as I couldn’t finish mine but my friend polished the lot off!
The staff were lovely and even better the deli is dog friendly so I will be returning with my little pooch next time. Overall, a great experience and something different from my usual Jesmond 1901 stop. The menu is different too which I loved because although the business is branching out they are not becoming a chain. I really want to try their chicken and waffles next time as they sound lush! Can’t wait to return! xox