Ernest – Ouseburn, Newcastle

Ernest – Ouseburn, Newcastle

Tucked away in the oh so upcoming area of Ouseburn, Ernest is a proudly independent cafe and restaurant.

Serving morning, noon and night, you can have a bumper breakfast, a light lunch and then pint listening to music all under one roof without leaving your cosy seat.

We visited after a particularly hectic night on the Quayside and only one thing will cure the fuzzy head feeling – a cracking breakfast. With a varied breakfast menu, you are spoiled for choice with plenty of alternatives to the standard full English. Starting with a cracking cup of Ouseburn Coffee Co coffee, we settled in for the main event.

The Halloumi and Chorizo Hash Bowl (£8.50) can only be described as a gargantuan feat of breakfast brilliance. Smoky, spicy Spanish Chorizo and firm, salty Halloumi are fried along with herbed potatoes and fresh red onions to make the perfect base to balance a fresh poached egg on. Spinach and a hollandaise sauce top the dish out with perfection. An extremely generous portion that saw us through until evening!

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The Ernest Large (£9.00) breakfast didn’t disappoint in the traditional stakes. A healthy dose of fresh products, cooked well and presented with a prideful flourish from the staff. The herbed potatoes made a very pleasant alternative to the usual frozen hash brown! We have since noticed that the dish was missing the baked beans it should have had but even still – it was a cracking breakfast which has us wanting to return.

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Not only do Ernest do food and drink exceptionally well, they also use their space to host art shows, gigs and even dance classes!

If you are in the area, it is a fabulous place to grab a coffee, relax and let the stress of city life ebb away.

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