Whether you’re a member of a local group that visits the park on a regular basis; a family that enjoys weekend walks; a runner that takes part in Newcastle Parkrun; or a commuter passing though on your way to work – everyone is welcome at our Urban Green Cafés!

Our Urban Green Cafés have been designed with visitors in mind. They are safe, welcoming spaces for park users to enjoy, with seating indoor and out so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the park while sipping on your favourite brew – or pick something delicious up while you’re on the go!

Both of our sites stock artisan ice cream from Ciccarelli’s with a range of flavours available daily as well as toasties, snacks and sweet treats for you to enjoy!

Urban Green Café
Exhibition Park

Open 10am-3pm Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

We have a packed menu at the Urban Green Cafe in Exhibition Park which includes freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps and salads on the counter daily! We also provide a selection of mouth-watering specials including; butties with bacon, sausage or a vegan-friendly choice, tasty pastries and an array of homebaked scones, cakes and bakes!

And if none of that tickles your fancy, we also have our irresistible, house special in the form of our original ‘Stozza’s! (a delicious cross between a pizza and a panini using Big River Bakery’s famous stotties!)

We’ve also worked with local producers to create a drinks menu brimming with delicious brews in the form of tea and coffee from Ringtons, alongside a range of refreshing iced coffees, comforting hot chocolates and chai and a selection of taste-tingling soft drinks!

Urban Green Café Exhibition Park
Urban Green Café Paddy Freeman's Park

Urban Green Café
Paddy Freeman’s Park

Open 11am-3pm Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

Situated with a view of the lake, our Paddy Freeman’s Park Café serves an array of drinks, snacks and sweet treats!

With teas and coffees from our friends at Rington’s as well as a tempting selection of hot chocolates, chai and refreshing soft drinks – it’s the perfect spot to pick up a treat to accompany a walk in the park!

As well as being known for our deliciously comforting, fresh toasties and ice-cream selection, we even stock a canine menu of treats for those four-legged friends too!

Event Hire

Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park is the perfect venue for meetings and events. We also offer a variety of catering options. 

Plastic Free Award for South Jesmond 2023

Urban Green Cafe has been presented with the Plastic Free Award for South Jesmond 2023 from Plastic Free Jesmond & Sandyford in recognition of our cafes’ contribution and commitment to recycling, waste reduction and sustainable practices.

We strive to make the best choices and choose to work with local businesses such as Acorn Dairy, Big River Bakery and Ringtons whose commitments to sustainability, community support and reducing waste are outstanding.