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The hidden gem spot for brunch in Newcastle that’s blooming brilliant

Ready to break away from your ordinary brunch spots? Fork in the Rose, Heaton Road, a café intertwined with a florist, is the perfect escape.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 24.01.2024

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Calling all brunch lovers, if you always find yourself Googling ‘Brunch, Newcastle’ in hopes of finding a new brunch spot, your search ends here…

We’ve discovered a real egg-citing hidden gem for brunch in Newcastle that’s right in the heart of Heaton Road – enter Fork in the Rose.

Fork in the Rose is not your average brunch spot. This cafe-florist hybrid isn’t just about serving delicious breakfasts; it’s a hub of community spirit and sustainability where you can only expect top-notch quality.

Owner Gemma who has a passion for both blooms and brews, says ‘After working many years in both industries, the dream of combining them became a reality. It all started with a small coffee machine in a flower shop – the aroma was divine and the rest is brunch history.’

A firm favourite at HLN, Fork in the Rose is not only child-friendly and dog-friendly but an all-around blooming welcoming place that brightens up these cold winter mornings.

The hidden gem spot for brunch in Newcastle that’s blooming brilliant


As you step through the door, you can’t help but be enchanted by the locally grown flowers that seem to sprout from every nook and cranny which are available to buy. It’s like a floral wonderland meets breakfast haven.

Fork in the Rose is all about that chill factor. It’s not just a café; it’s a laid-back retreat where you can sip your coffee surrounded by the fragrance of fresh flowers. It’s a place where time slows down and brunch becomes a leisurely affair – a perfect way to start your day.

The hidden gem spot for brunch in Newcastle that’s blooming brilliant


And what about the menu, you ask? Prepare your taste buds for a rollercoaster of flavours. From eggs Benedict to shakshuka, avocado on toast to Turkish eggs and a classic full English – Fork in the Rose caters to every brunch craving.

One of our fave dishes is the honey-baked feta, avocado and pea smash – the perfect flavour combination to sweeten up these dark winter days.

But hold your bacon, their menu undergoes seasonal changes every four months and new weekly specials keep things exciting. Make sure to stay tuned for new dishes to be added soon, think baked eggs, vegetarian eggs Benedict and smoked mackerel.

The hidden gem spot for brunch in Newcastle that’s blooming brilliant

Worried about dietary restrictions?

Fear not, Fork in the Rose is your go-to allergen-friendly joint with a gluten-free menu with plenty of options.

It’s a whole local affair at Fork in the Rose. The meat from the butcher up the road, Block & Bottle, bread from The Original Bakehouse, fruit and veg from Hillheads Farm Shop, eggs from Northumbrian Free Range Eggs, and even organic milk from Acorn Dairy.

The hidden gem spot for brunch in Newcastle that’s blooming brilliant


Now, for the pièce de résistance – floral workshops. Fork in the Rose isn’t just about getting your brunch fix; it’s about creating experiences. Here you can let your creativity go wild at an upcoming floral arrangement workshop this summer – watch this space.

And, ever fancied renting out a space for a special occasion? Well, you can now hire Fork in the Rose for events after hours. Planning a brunch-themed birthday or baby shower, anyone?

Fork in the Rose, 63 Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HE

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