Cake Stories Jesmond

Cake Stories Coffee House & Cakery is situated on the ever-so-pretty Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond. They opened their doors about five months ago after spending lots of time developing recipes and getting themselves sorted. I decided to pop along with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. Cake, coffee and a good old catch-up were most definitely on the agenda.

Cake Stories Jesmond

When we arrived, the place was packed, always a good sign. We hovered around the front desk where all the cakes were and then took a pew up at the bench on the side of the room. I decided to hold out for a proper table before ordering cake. It wasn’t long before the best table in the house (in my opinion) became free and we made ourselves comfortable.

I had a nice chat with Hannah, who runs the business along with her parents and husband. She told me that all cakes and sweet treats are baked on site and my oh my they looked delicious! Hannah mentioned that since term started, it’s started getting a lot busier. Clearly the Jesmond students have taken a liking to Cake Stories. I did spot a table of girls with their laptops. Life is very different to when I was at university (1998-2002), we barely had the internet, ha ha. OLD. Anyway, I digress, as ever! A lunch menu is also available, I saw some yummy looking sandwiches being served up while we were still hovering.

I noticed from their Instagram account that they’re open until 10pm Monday-Saturday and until 4pm on a Sunday. I love that it’s open late during the week, a great place to meet friends for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

There was a really good selection of cakes to choose from, so we chose three items for the table 🙂 I went for a salted caramel chocolate cupcake and a chewy granola bar (which I took home and ate on Sunday – totally gorgeous). My friend got the red velvet cake in a jar which I had also had a forkful of (I’m definitely ordering this if it’s there next time). To go with this, my friend went for the English Breakfast Tea while I got a flat white and then a cappuccino. I needed two coffees. We paid £15 (I can’t remember the exact amount) in total.

Picture time!

Coffee shop, Jesmond Coffee art, flat white Stump teapot, coffee Cake counter Red Velvet cupcake in a jar Granola bar Red Velvet cupcake in a jar Salted caramel cupcake Cappuccino Coffee, tea and cake Red velvet cupcake from above

Everything was brought over pretty quickly and I really liked the bright pretty plates & mugs. The mustard teapot was my favourite item (I’ve gone a bit mustard obsessed).

I enjoyed my flat white but the cappuccino was the winner for me, might have something to do with the chocolate on the top, maybe. The coffee served is their own blend and I recognised lots of their loose leaf tea from Pumphreys! It was the Sleeping Beauty Tea that gave it away. (Love this tea).

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Cake Stories, I’ve since raved about it to my friends and colleagues. I think a mid-week evening trip is on the cards 🙂 Have you been yet? If not, I’d add it to your list!

Handwritten sign, Cake Stories Jesmond

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks amazing! What about we go one night soon when you come to see the new flat?

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    1. YES! Can’t wait to see your new place and go for cake, brilliant idea Julie 🙂

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  2. I have been wanting to try the cupcakes in a jar for ages but just couldnt tear myself away from the traditional cupcake – your visit has definitely convinced me otherwise! Lucy, aspectatorsport.com xx

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    1. I was lucky that my friend showed an interest in the cupcake in a jar, so I could have a taste because like you, all I wanted was the traditional cupcake! Loved all the different layers to the cake in a jar though, so indulgent! I don’t think I could ever go and order just one thing… greedy guts 🙂 x

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  3. Ami says:

    I might have to try this place out, great that it is open late! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s obsessed with the mustard colour!

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    1. I hope you like it when you manage to visit! I think I’ve got another trip on the agenda in the next week or so 🙂 I need to buy some mustard coloured clothes, I’m thinking a big chunky jumper! X

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