A couple of years ago I devised a jokey business plan with a friend for an idea I’d had. At the time there was a restaurant called ‘Starters & Puds’, which catered for those who wanted light bites when out rather than huge meals. I said, at the time, my dream eatery would just serve desserts. There were plenty of cafes in Newcastle that sold awesome cakes, but none that I could think of open outside normal retail hours. My friend agreed this was a great idea, but a distinct lack of funds on both of our parts stopped the plan progressing any further than a drunken conversation.
In that time Dessert Delivered and other businesses have been established which offer an out-of-hours pudding service, delivered to your front door. But what if you’ve had a great main course but not fancied the restaurants’ offering? New kid on the block Kaspa’s has the answer. Recently opened across from the O2, it is open until 11pm most days and midnight on a Fri/Sat. Perfect for post-pub munchies!
Located in the former Burger King on Clayton Street, Kaspa’s is part of a UK franchise. Knowing this I wasn’t sure whether our Sundae experience would reach the lofty heights of our visit to Lickety Split, but was more than prepared to give it a try. What a hard life I have! Jnr, Raf and myself visited on an evening after work and school. The establishment has a black and pink theme, which apparently makes in look like a ‘Gentleman’s Club’ from the outside. That’s according to the men in my life!
We were all astounded me the sheer choice we had once seated, and struggled to make a decision. Jnr ordered an M&M based waffle, topped with Oreo crumbs and syrup. Raf opted for their Banoffee & Nutella waffle, and I decided to pit their Bubblelicious Sundae against the one I had at Lickety in Seaham. It was really hard because there were so many delicious sounding desserts. The Ferrero Rocher Sundae sounds like chocoholic heaven, and their Cherry Skittle Milkshake is something we will have to try another day. They also have lots of pancakes on offer, which would be perfect for a late brunch if you’re in the city.
Raf ordered the Jungle Juice smoothie, which had Acai Berry in it. Jnr, as per, ordered an Oreo Milkshake. I decided against a drink as I felt my Sundae would have been enough, but they do sell other beverages that aren’t so calorie laden. The whole experience cost us just shy of £25. A definite treat, but worth it. We were all so excited as we tucked in. Service was fast and friendly, and the only thing I complained about was the volume of the music in store. We were sat right beneath a speaker, and when Whitney Houston started warbling ‘I Will Always Love You’ it became too much for us to cope with. The lovely host was quick to sort this out though. The food was of a good standard and the portions were generous.