Bunters Coffee Shop

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 2 reviews )

10 Hallgate, Hexham, England, NE46 1XD

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe offering cakes and meals. Menu has a Greek slant with offering including tzatziki; the vegan ones are soup, homous with pita, and giant bean stew. Has soya milk and vegan hot chocolate. Owners understand what veganism is. Not wheelchair accessible inside. Open Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Mediterranean, British, Greek, Non-veg

2 Reviews

First Review by Braidy

Billy Bunter meets Danny Zuko - Edit

I've always been a little intrigued by this place assuming it was two separate places, a Greek restaurant called Athenas and a cafe called Bunters. When it appeared on Happy Cow I went to investigate and realised they share the same premises with Athenas taking over in the evenings. It's not Greek inside at all, rather more like a very traditional English tea room. They have a few vegetarian options such as mezze which could be vegan at a push. Everything looks freshly home made and well prepared. This place does have a good reputation in Hexham and is very popular with locals and visitors. However for vegans, improvements need to be made. Therefore, no vegan cakes for me today, just a cup of char. That's tea if anyone is unsure.

Pros: cosy, friendly

Cons: vegan choice

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Yaroooh! (etc) - Edit

The rather oddly-named Bunters (does this perhaps aptly refer to one's waistline when one leaves?) is a little Greek-themed café with a couple of good vegan dishes; I recommend the giant beans. The hot chocolate comes highly commended (frothy with sprinkles!). The owners are very nice and speak good English. There were cakes labelled gluten-free when I visited but sadly none vegan at that time. There's a toilet, though you have to go on a magical mystery tour (upstairs) to get there. The interior is dark and quaint with art for sale on the walls; there's a nice outdoor seating area just across from the Old Gaol (with stocks and everything!). It was a great relief to find this place given that Hexham Tans was closed at the time I visited.

Pros: Yummy stew, hot chocolate, nice owners

Cons: No disabled toilet, no vegan cakes when I was there

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