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Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

Called in on Friday it was very quiet such a shame beautiful food and cakes lots of choice Must say it was the best cheese scone I’ve had delicious. The staff are lovely and it feels safe with hand sanitizer and tables spread out. It...even does takeaways give it a try you’ll not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

We ate here last week. I had the mozzarella cheese and pesto panini. The coffee was lovely. This place is well worth a visit. Staff are lovely too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

There is a lovely atmosphere and great cakes. I went with my mum in December and the Christmas decorations were nice and cosy, we both enjoyed it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

My husband has already visited Isabella's on two other occasions with family members, however this is the first time I have had availability to go, we don't live too far so walked into the village. I felt that it was a very bright space plenty...of light and the decor was in keeping with a village coffee shop. We took a seat downstairs and my husband had a look at the cakes, we ordered a chocolate cake and orange cake with tea and coffee, the chocolate cake came with a little jug of cream which I thought was a lovely touch, and both cakes tasted amazing. Very reasonably priced, the staff are lovely and friendly, Hopefully I will get to visit again soon, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This coffee shop is in the centre of Shotley Bridge an area on the outskirts of Consett in County Durham. There is access to the shop directly from the main road not sure if a wheelchair would get through the doors. There is a car...park on the other side of the road and bus stops with a good service very close. You would have to park cycles on the other side of the road as well. The man coffee shop is on the ground floor on two levels with a low step up to the counter. There is another room upstairs. Isabella’s serves light meals, soup, tray bakes and cakes which look very good. They have vegan treats as well Recommended for coffee and a light lunchMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

I live in Shotley Bridge and visit Isabellas at least once a week. The shop is clean, modern and welcoming and the staff are very helpful. I'm self employed so I also meet clients there for a coffee and the use of their free wifi...is always a bonus. I'd recommend trying their delicious carrot cake and cream tea - they're amazing and great value for money too!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Lovely little coffee shop selling very nice coffee and cakes. Not sure if they do other stuff also. Friendly staff. Stayed at the Derwent Manor hotel and a nice country walk from the hotel to the village where the coffee shop is situated.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Met up with 4 friends here this week. Very cosy place with friendly staff. Food very nice and drinks tasty. Not too pricey either. Will definitely recommend to other friends and family.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I have been a customer at Isabella's several times over the past few weeks visiting family in the village. The service, coffee and cheese scones were so good we went back for lunch on at least 3 occasions. The staff were most helpful on each...visit and the whole cafe is spotless and was also beautifully decorated for Hallowe'en. Local artists have their paintings for sale- a lovely touch.Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This has newly opened in the village so is perhaps just finding its feet. I made my first trip this week for morning coffee and sad to say, wasn't very impressed. It's part of the old? Co Operative buildings - a really characteristics building with...lovely large, arched windows and an old fashioned door. It's been painted "grey" which is the current trend for restaurants/ cafes. The first thing that hit me when I walked in was the lack of atmosphere. There were actually quite a few people inside, but the high ceilings make it echoey, and it would have been better if there was some gentle background music. It's the sort of place where you are afraid to have a conversation as everyone else can hear your conversation. There were about 4 tables, and a long bar with stools at the window. I hadn't realised until later that there are more tables and some settees and a children's area upstairs. They could do with a sign pointing upstairs indicating more seating and the toilets. I sat at a table for 2, facing the doorway. I was struck by the "shoddiness" of the decor. Everything looked slightly unfinished. There was some sort of cable/ electric box inside the doorway which really should have been boxed in. They could have coat hooks, an umbrella stand or a nice little dresser near the door which would make it more welcoming. The walls hold a display of pictures by a local artist which are very good and reasonably priced, and more prints were available to browse through in a stand. The counter is at the rear of the cafe. Menus are on the table and you have to order at the counter, then pay when you leave. In such a small cafe, I think table service would be more appropriate. The menu is limited - I can't remember everything, but mostly scones, cakes, traybakes and sandwiches I think. I had a cheese scone which was large, but not particularly tasty, and rather doughey. I wouldn't have that again. The coffee is by Pumphreys. I had a large black Americans and it was HUGE. Very nice coffee. I noticed that everything was reasonably priced. My scone and coffee came to around £3.60. I paid a visit to the toilets upstairs. The ladies is an awkward shaped room. A small unit holding paper hand towels and baby change items had been positioned in the corner and made it difficult to actually sit on the loo! The toilet roll was loose rather than fixed to the wall. The paper towels were just loose on the unit rather than in a dispenser. When I came out of the ladies, a print had dropped off the wall, exposing a hole in the wall with electric fittings. The print had been stuck up with bluetac. While I was in I was able to connect to the free WiFi , so spent quite a bit of time on my phone. Someone else was using their laptop. Someone came in for takeaway coffee and food. Someone else came in, browsed the menu and walked out. I hope this is a successful venture. It has the potential to be a nice meeting place, but it appears to have been done in a hurry. Several coffee shops have come and gone in Shotley Bridge. Sadly, because there is no parking on the road outside, it is unlikely to attract people driving through the village. You need to know it is there and know where to park further up the road. My experience was average and I am unlikely to visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Isabella's Coffee Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5