Merry Christmas! 🎄

Wow – what a year its has been! It’s been a strange year, but there have been a lot of positives here at Route 72 Cafe.

From our opening in July we have had to amend the way we operate to conform with government restrictions around COVD. But we’ve still had a great time and look forward to doing it all again in 2021.

We will be closed over Christmas, but watch this space for new opening hours in January.

Merry Christmas – stay safe.

Christmas Market Cancelled

Morning everyone.

It’s with a really heavy heart that we haveto cancel the our final Christmas market this weekend.

As we’re remaining in Tier 3, we’ve discussed the event with the council and there is no way we can ensure the safety of our staff, customers and stall holders against COVID-19. We’d be absolutely devastated if someone caught the virus at our venue and it’s not worth taking the risk so close to Christmas.

We’ll still be open for only take away drinks and food and it’d be ace to see you before we close for Christmas and take some well deserved time to take stock and come back with a bang next year.  

Lastly, We’re sorry to all our dedicated stall holders who have been preparing for the market tirelessly.  To say we’re gutted is an understatement. 

Have a great Christmas & New Year.

Stay safe 

Route 72 Cafe.

Lockdown Opening Hours

Whilst the lockdown is in place we will only be open on the following days:

Saturday 10am-4pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

We have a limited menu which includes pulled pork sandwiches, bacon rolls, coffees, deluxe hot chocolates, home made baked goods and more…

Remember, we have plenty of free parking right outside, and now have 2 bike racks which you can secure your bike to.

New Items On Our Menu

As we head into the winter months we’ve added a few delicious items to our menu to tempt you down.

First off we have hot pulled pork sandwiches. A hearty sandwich to warm ou up, served with apple sauce. Only £4.

And we have upped our game with deluxe hot chocolates, adding cream and marshmallows – yum!

Half-Term = £1 Hotdogs!

This half term we’re going to extend our opening times & in addition we’re offering hotdogs for the kids for just £1.00 with any grown up purchase. That’s a saving of £2.50!

Bring your little rascals down from Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00.

*disclaimer, that’s definitely a photo from the summer & we can’t guarantee the sunshine or, sadly, the life music! But the hotdogs are lush!

Homemade Food

We’ve decided that from now on we will only sell homemade food. This will include savoury pies, vegetable soups, sweet treats and more.

With this in mind we hope to keep our menu fresh and have different options each week.

Sweet Treats

We are experimenting with some homemade treats to refuel our customers on their bike rides!

First off we have chocolate rice crispy cakes with marshmallows.

Keep an eye out for more delicious homemade food coming this way!

COVID-19 Update

Route 72 Cafe remains open, every Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

In order to keep staff and customers safe we have carried out a risk assessment to ensure the venue is safe for customers and staff.

We continue to operate from a kiosk, and all seating is outdoors.

  • Hand sanitiser is available on every table.
  • The NHS Track & Trace app QR code is visible at the entrance.
  • We have table service so customers can remain seated.
  • Every table/booth is distanced from the next, with seats facing away from the next tables.
  • A maximum of 60 people will be allowed in at any one time (10 tables of 6).
  • Staff will wear masks whilst in the kitchen.
  • A maximum of 3 people are allowed into the hallway at any one time, with masks to be worn whilst visiting the toilet facilities.
  • Extra cleaning will take place each morning before opening, focussing primarily on the bathroom.
  • Contactless payment is preferred.

We will constantly monitor the development of local guidelines to ensure our procedures meet requirements.

Bruce Soup

As the winter weather kicks in we’re introducing hot soups to our menu.

All homemade by our very own Bruce, perfect for warming yourself up after a walk or cycle by the River Tyne.

First off we have the classic Tomato & Basil, served with a roll for just £2.50. Takeaway available too.