Moseying down the high street, you might miss this delightful little café if you weren’t specifically looking for it. At the bottom of a small pathway leading from Silver Street, 9 Altars sits nestled between the centre of town and the riverside, in prime position to tempt pedestrians either embarking on, or returning from, a river stroll with their fabulous Full English Breakfast complete with tea or coffee. It is the perfect place for intimate coffee meet-ups, especially if you are lucky enough to be blessed with a rare dose of warm weather, in which instance you can sip your latte and nibble your scone on the terrace overlooking the river. Alternatively, if visiting in winter, the cosy upper floor dining area is the perfect place to warm up, perhaps with a sweet white hot chocolate, and a slice of their sumptuous red velvet cake.
9 Altars, 19A Silver Street, Durham, UK