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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Visited Durham recently and ate here twice. Excellent food and tremendous value unlike most other eateries. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

Since been taking over. Totally the best home cooked food I have had in a long time Had large pork dinner

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

Very quiet @ 10.50am. Only me in. Bits of paper on the floor that could have easily picked up. Although lots of places to eat in durham i hadnt been here before. Ordered a diet coke and corned beef toastie. Service was pleasant toastie was...tasty the diet coke was from a bottle and tasted kind of strange and very flat at £1.70 was very over priced. Thought it was quite pricey for what i got. Wont visit againMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

popped into Whispers for a cup of tea and tea cake. Very pleasant coffee shop, good cuppa and nice teacake, friendly staff

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and myself stumbled across this place while on a day out in Durham.Wanting a last minute coffee before we commenced our journey home and it was handy for the bus station ......What a mistake we made , on entering this rather bare uninviting...place we decided as the time was getting on to give it a go. Waitress took our order of 2 coffees , there were only two other tables occupied .We waited ,and waited ,and waited .I finally went to see where our coffee was , staff were congregated round the corner having a chin wag .Yes our order had been completely forgotten about .Eventually when it arrived it was the weakest horrible lattes (and I don't like strong coffee) we had ever tasted , The decor ? well I wont even go there.......Definitely shall never return to this place .More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Whispers Coffee Lounge is tucked away in a courtyard off North Road (near the bus station) so takes a bit of finding. If you are at this end of town it is a place I recommend looking for if you are wanting coffee and casual...food. It serves a 'basic' cafe menu including some main meals. The scones were fine and prices fair. It is clean and service is welcoming and efficient. It is also in a quiet location - off the busy North road.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

While Christmas Shopping called in Whispers cafe for lunch. Hubby had large beaf dinner . He ate the lot. I had small pork dinner. Very good just right for a cold day out shopping. Finished off with a pot of tea. I would deffo recommend...this cafe just off North road In a small court yard near the Bus Station. This is the second time we visited this cafe last time we had the special mince and dumplings yummy.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visited this cafe for the first time today. It is up one of the side streets just off North Road. The staff were helpful and cheerful. I had a cuppa with a corner beef and onion toasties with salad and coleslaw. It was absolutely lovely...and be visiting againMore

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a courtyard near the bus station. Only came in as board on main road. Fairly basic menu and also does main meals. Good value for money

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Quiet courtyard cafe tucked away from the bustle of the city. We had been looking for somewhere nice to sit down and have cake and coffee. The cakes were ok and coffee was good but prices were a bit higher than expected. There was plenty...of room and tables to sit outside would be nice.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4