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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (48 reviews)
“cake” (44 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I have to admit this has become my go to place in town if I need a coffee, a snack, lunch, or am meeting with friends/family. It has tasty breakfasts, a really good selection of food to cover a variety of tastes, & of course...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Been here twice this month n on both occasions the food n drinks were great value and good quality. Coffee is tasty, cakes are delicious and the food is tasty. Nice covered outside area and plenty of different places to sit. It's clean n tidy...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 992lenaw
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This is how to run a great cafe , every type of food I’ve had is delicious and always come out within 15 minutes of ordering, the coffe is superb , especially the rocket Ron . They are great with cyclists, putting our bikes in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Davemustained
Reviewed 12 May 2018

It was the first time I've tried Stray's. The cafe was busy & had a good atmosphere. We chose and Italian chicken open sandwich and coffee cake. The ciabatta was so hard it was barely edible - I was thankful my dentist is local! it...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank shadula22
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited her several times with my Mum for coffee & cake & always found it, although busy, fairly pleasant. Today I went with my 7 month old in a pushchair & my parents. It was very hot inside so we chose a table outside...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Laura D
Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

I'm sorry Laura, that you were disappointed. We have a listed building, which, whilst pretty, means we are restricted with access, so I'm apologies that you felt you were unable to get into our patio area easily. With regards to the food complaint, I apologise...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for many years - in fact I came here to buy a pet mouse when it was still a pet shop but that just offers an insight into my age...and maybe cake eaters don’t want to be reminded of the past inhabitants,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tommyb079
Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks Tommy B. I appreciate the annoyance at the WiFi, or rather lock of. Unfortunately, it's an issue with our ePos that is causing the problem and as such, the fix is quite long-winded and expensive. When it has been re-installed, we'll let everyone know...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

First visit here today. It's a nice place with a good menu, and an excellent and generous selection of cakes. I had a perfectly nice meal and coffee here. The major let down is the staff. They look fed up, they act fed up, they...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank catpurple
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited here 4 days ago and had a disappointing experience. After a 10 min wait for someone to serve at the til, I asked what Gluten Free, Vegan options they had? (My sister has allergies) .Girl humphed at me rather rudely & rolled her eyes...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank kimharrison256
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I have been to this place once before but quite a while ago. Found it had been revamped and now much roomier. Excellent coffee, in fact it's better than Costa's! The cakes are lovely, I had an almond slice, my wife a lemon meringue and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Visited today and ordered two coffees a cheese scone and a fruit scone.Coffee was good fruit scone was just dry so returned discreetly.Staff changed it for a piece of cake which was brought to our table we were then asked for the 40 pence difference...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank bigcb13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 700597
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Family-owned and run coffee bar with a difference - serving breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and lite bites, made-to-order lunch menu, home-made cakes (made daily) using local producers and suppliers wherever possible. Live Jazz every Saturday from 3pm - no tickets - just get here early!
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