Skylight Cafe offers a practical training programme for anyone who wants to work within the hospitality and catering industry. They offer a combination of hands on experience in the cafe alongside the opportunity to gain skills for employment, training and personal development. The cafe is open Monday to Friday for breakfast until 3pm, making it perfect for those who work in the area who want to grab a bite to eat.
I was surprised with how many vegetarian and vegan options were available on the lunchtime menu, as well as offering breakfast goodies like French Toast and a Full English. The cafe is clean and modern, with the walls lined with cool pieces of art. If it was open on a weekend I’d imagine it would do a roaring trade!
I opted for one of their lunchtime specials – Pesto Pasta served with salad. There was a Stir Fry on offer too, and they had a weekly specials board. I teamed this with a refreshing bottle of Victorian Lemonade from Fentimans. It was good to see Canny’s Milkshakes in the fridge, too. When I was told it was £3.95. with the drink itself £2, I was shocked. Nowhere else in Newcastle could you get a delicious lunch like this for just £1.95.
Because of my dismay at the prices I also treated myself to a gooey Chocolate Brownie (£1.50), which I ate while feeding Dinky. The cafe has such a relaxed atmosphere I was tempted to while away more time with a cuppa, but unfortunately the baby had other ideas. When I was leaving one of the staff was being trained on how to make a cappuccino, and a fresh tray of flapjacks were put out on the counter straight from the kitchen.
I love the ethos of the cafe, and the food is good too. Cafe from Crisis is definitely somewhere I’d encourage you to try for a weekday city centre lunch. To find out more about what national charity Crisis do, take a look at their website here.
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Monday to Thursday
8.30am to 3.30pm
8 am to 3 pm
City House, 1-3 City Road,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2AF