Just weeks after opening our first Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park, we’re delighted to announce the opening of our second Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman’s Park on Friday 23 July.
The second, smaller Urban Green Café – which is opening just in time for the start of the summer holidays – will serve a range of hot and cold drinks, as well as sweet treats including ice cream sandwiches and hot waffles.
Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman’s Park marks our second commercial venture. All profits from the café will be reinvested into the green spaces we manage; ensuring Newcastle’s parks and allotments remain clean, vibrant and safe places for people to visit.
Marian Chapman, Enterprise Director at Urban Green Newcastle, said: “We’ve had such a positive response to the launch of Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park, we’ve fast tracked this second site to make sure it’s ready for people to enjoy during the summer holidays.
“Visitors have really bought into the ethos of Urban Green Café, which is all about championing local food and drink producers, securing the long-term future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments, and encouraging more people to get out and experience our beautiful green spaces.”
Open seven days a week, 11am-4pm, Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman’s Park will serve many of the same leading North East food and drink brands as its sister site in Exhibition Park. Tea and coffee will be provided by Ringtons, with organic milk and cream coming from the award-winning Acorn Dairy in County Durham.
In addition to serving hot and cold drinks, Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman’s Park will specialise in sweet treats, including waffles and ice cream, with customers being able to choose from a range of different toppings.
Marian continued: “Despite a very challenging year for our charity, we’ve been able to continue our investment in Newcastle’s parks and allotments in 2021.
“We know how important our shared green spaces are to the people of Newcastle, particularly now when people have rediscovered the joy of being amongst nature and in the great outdoors. We want people to be proud of their local parks, and work with us to make sure they remain open and accessible to everyone.
“The launch of Newcastle’s first Urban Green Cafes is just one of the many exciting plans we have to revitalise our city’s parks and allotments in the coming years.”
Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman’s Park opens on Friday 23 July. It will be open seven days a week, 11am-4pm. Anyone interested in receiving further news and updates from Urban Green Café can sign up to the Urban Green Newcastle newsletter.