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Introducing the new quirky and alfresco afternoon tea in Newcastle

Think onion bhaji sarnies, freshly baked fruit scones and melt-in-your-mouth cakes, washed down with cheeky cocktails. Whatever the occasion, Cake Stories is a unique and quali-tea hotspot for a sophisticated soiree.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 01.07.2023

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Whether it be a baby shower, hen do or birthday, we’re always looking for a unique venue to celebrate a special occasion.

And if you’re wanting to mark the occasion over a spot of afternoon tea, look no further than Cake Stories, Newcastle. As we all know there are plenty of places serving afternoon tea in Newcastle but what makes Cake Stories unique is their whole quirky, alfresco vibe.

With funky murals, vibrant artwork and a kaleidoscope of colour around you, whether you dine inside, in one of Cake Stories’ wacky shipping containers or outside on their benches in the sunshine, you and your gang are guaranteed to have smiles on your faces.

Afternoon Tea at Cake Stories

We’re sure you’ll all know about Cakes Stories by now but if you  need a quick refresh then here’s what you need to know. The Newcastle family-fun craft led by local wife-and-husband dream team Hannah and Ben Evans, Cake Stories creates more than 100 varieties of cakes, brownios and letterbox bakes from their designated Bakehouse in Gateshead.

They then sell these culinary creations from their Jesmond Cakery and Hoults Yard coffee shop and wholesale in 40 local and 150 UK-wide retailers they supply. They even provide postal cake delivery to your door as part of their impressive online gift offering.

High Life North Afternoon Tea at Cake Stories

But back to their afternoon tea.

Quintessentially British, with everything freshly made and prepared in-house, rather than starting your celebratory afternoon tea with a selection of traditional finger sandwiches, Cake Stories serves up their own tasty twist. On our visit, we had smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese and pickles, chicken club sandwiches and onion bhaji sarnies to spice things up.

We washed these down with a choice of unlimited beverages: Americano and a selection of teas (including English Breakfast, delicate green tea, a range of decaf tea and fresh mint fusion)

Of course, if really want to pop the cork on your celebrations, you can always upgrade to a prosecco or cocktail afternoon tea. Think sipping on an espresso martini, mint mojito or Aperol spritz while soaking up those rays of sunshine.

After the sarnies and bagels come the delicious scones. We were served traditional freshly baked fruit scones with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam – but what comes first the jam or the cream? We’ll leave that for you to decide… And, of course,  these were paired with savoury cheese scones but with a unique twist of tomato chutney and cream cheese.

Finally, for the icing on the cake, we were treated to melt-in-your-mouth sweet treats with the likes of Red Velvet Cake, a Chocolate Caramel Smash Cake and Lemon & White Chocolate Blondie (the tastiest blondie you’ll ever try) up for grabs – taking your Newcastle afternoon tea game to the next level.

And all options on the menu have vegan and gluten-free alternatives, so no need to worry as your whole party will be catered for.

AFTERNOON TEA AT CAKE STORIES: 

Afternoon Tea at Cake Stories

Classic Afternoon Tea: £19.50pp with refillable tea and Americanos

Prosecco Afternoon Tea: £24pp with refillable tea and a glass of prosecco

Optional welcome drinks and add-on cocktails

We love that every afternoon tea served at Cake Stories is different. The dedicated team put together a surprise delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats together for you, based on the great flavours they’re loving at the moment and your dietary requirements.

But feel free to tell the team at the time of booking if you have particular loves/hates that you want to be included or avoided in your afternoon tea celebrations.

Cake Stories, Hoults Yard, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1AB

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