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“Great breakfast after disappointment at the Sill”

The Pillar Box Cafe
Ranked #11 of 13 Restaurants in Haltwhistle
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We planned breakfast at The Sill as the menu looked good, but left as the only things they had available were bacon, sausage and eggs (fried or scrambled but not, for some reason, poached) and offered a poor, grunted explanation but no apology. The Pillar Box, by contrast, was welcoming, friendly, buzzing with warmth and life and provided an enjoyable full breakfast, very reasonably priced. And unlike the Sill, we didn't have to pay for parking.

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1  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Really lovely food , I had the leek and potato soup and chips, the soup was delicious really tasted of leek which is often not the case with leek and potato soup and the chips were proper chips!!! How exciting is that?! My husband had the quiche which was equally delicious and tasted very fresh! We had puddings which were also wonderful. Can't fault anything. By far the most welcoming cafe in haltwhistle! Really lovely would recommend to anyone!

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Top quality cafe with a great choice of meals and snacks.
All at good prices.
Fresh local ingredients.

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1  Thank Ted B
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in town after a visit to Hadrians Wall..and spotted that well behaved dogs welcome.Ordered panninis,breakfasts...drinks etc and looked forward to them arriving as we were ravenous.Good food but sadly took an age to arrive by which time we were a bit fed up.So go if you are happy to wait a while ....

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We walked in to Haltwhistle along the old disused railway from the carpark at Coanwood (about 4.5 miles), which is not far from the fantastic Lambley Viaduct. Haltwhistle is an interesting town with a quirky signal box at the town's railway station. There are several Cafe/Restaurants/Pubs in the main area of the town and a post office, small supermarket etc, etc.

After a stroll around the town, plus the stroll we had to get there, we decided that a coffee and a spot of lunch was urgently needed. We arrived at the Pillar Box Cafe, which is not much to look at, either outside or in and thought we'd give it a try. It was clean inside, the table was clean, the toilets were clean and the cafe was fairly clean. We ordered two latte coffees, a bacon bap and a sausage, bacon and egg bap (you could tell the last one was mine), which arrived after a short wait. It was all very, very good, good coffee, good food and above all a very good price with the whole bill coming in at less than £9.00.

The Pillar Box Cafe, from what I understand, does delivery and takeaway. The staff were pleasant and helpful, the premises has toilets, which seem in short supply in the town; so that's handy if taken short...........

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1  Thank Danny C
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