Enjoy Christmas Lunch at Cafe Dafte
Christmas is fast approaching – and that means shopping, socialising... and delicious food.
If you want to do just one of the above - or even to combine all three - then head to a concept cafe with a twist that’s been winning rave reviews from customers.
Treat the family or friends to a delicious turkey Christmas dinner at a price that won’t put a dent in your wallet. Or tuck in to a pigs in blanket breakfast bun or even a hot festive drink. Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 11am weekdays (8am Saturdays) so it’s perfect way to start a busy shopping or work day.
Café Dafté, within the Pulman ŠKODA showroom at Belmont Industrial Estate in Durham City (and, of course, Café Dafte in the Pulman Volkswagen showroom, Abbey Road, Durham) is justifiably proud of its food, and has now launched its Christmas menu which will run throughout December.
The menu is gluten free, the majority of ingredients are sourced locally and everything is freshly prepared on site by head chef Jonny and his team who are kept in check by the café manager, Samantha Gilholm.
Enjoy pigs and blankets breakfast bun
There’s certainly plenty of choice. Tuck into such delights as a hearty full English breakfast - with two rashers of bacon, one sausage, black pudding, baked beans, half tomato, two slices of toast and two eggs (£4.95); a light English breakfast (£3.95); pigs in blankets breakfast bun (£2.20); potato pancake with smoked haddock (4.50); porridge (£1.50); toast (£1.50).
The lunchtime menu (noon until 2pm) is just as impressive. Choose from such delights as the baked cod served with creamy dill mash and mustard sauce (£4.95); the rolled roasted turkey served with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings (£5.95); braised mutton pie with honey roasted vegetables and red wine jus (£5.95) or wild mushroom Wellington (£4.50).
Throughout the year there’s a wonderful selection of cakes, scones, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, wraps and paninis are available throughout the day.
Delicious... a sweet treat from Cafe Dafte
If you just want a coffee to set you on your way Café Dafté has a wide range of reasonably priced drinks too including latte (regular £1.95) espresso (single £1.60) and cappuccino (regular £1.85).
And if you need to catch up with some work, utilise the free wifi, or keep up with the news by flicking through a selection of newspapers or watching Café Dafté’s TV.
What makes this cafe even more remarkable is its location.
Pulman launched the Café Dafté concept several years ago at their Volkswagen showroom next to the Arnison Centre in Durham.
And when Pulman opened their £3million pound ŠKODA showroom on the opposite side of Durham City in Belmont, the Café Dafté concept was included in the showroom.
It certainly isn’t there purely for customers who are interested in buying a new ŠKODA or Volkswagen, or choosing from over one hundred quality used cars, or having their car serviced or MOT’d.
The concept was for it to be available for anyone who either lives or works in the area, or happens to be passing through Durham, who fancies either a snack, a cuppa or a restaurant quality meal.
Of course, there is the full range of ŠKODA cars on show at Belmont and Volkswagen at Abbey Road.
But with rave reviews on such sites as TripAdvisor, Café Dafté is making its mark as a must-visit restaurant in its own right.
As one customer wrote after a visit: “It’s a meal worthy of any of the top restaurants in the North-East, pleasant atmosphere, great staff , will be back.”