Moments Café, Barnard Castle

Relax, Refresh, Revive, Renew and Rediscover You

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Open daily 10am-4pm

Delicious hand baked cakes

Food allergies and intolerances catered for

Delicious home made cakes, breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea

We are a family and dog friendly café in Barnard Castle.  Open every day, from 10am to 4pm.  We are located at 8a Market Place, Barnard Castle, United Kingdom, DL12 8ND.

We offer breakfast, brunch, light lunches and cakes.  We specialise in baking delicious hand baked cakes suitable for all dietary requirements.  We use ethically sourced ingredients.

Breakfast & brunch

With fresh homemade bread

Homemade cakes

All dietary requirements catered for


We serve delicious Lonton coffee

Lonton Coffee

From our local supplier, Lonton coffee is sustainably grown, ethically sourced and expertly roasted speciality coffee.

We serve their no.10 Good Times blend which is weighty and rich in the cup, an unashamed, crowd pleasing, three bean blend from Brazil, Indonesia and Central America.

Barnard Castle coffee shop

Order online

We offer an online ordering system through goodeats, which will allow you to order any of our items for collection 24 hours to 14 days in advance.  Order online here.

Light Lunches

Soup, sandwiches, toasties

Celebration cakes

Baked and decorated to your requirements

Afternoon tea

The perfect treat

Dietary requirements

All of our menu and the vast majority of our cakes are either naturally gluten free or vegan or can be made so with adaptations.  We aim to be as inclusive as possible for all allergy requirements and take every care possible when baking and preparing food and drinks.

Having an allergy myself and coming from a family of various allergies I understand the importance of ensuring no cross contamination and being able to eat out confidently is such a big issue.

If you would like to discuss any allergy with us before visiting then please do contact us and we would be more than happy to be as inclusive as possible.

Traybakes and cookies Moments Cafe

Come and take a moment out of life, be refreshed with not only great drinks and food but to leave feeling revived in every aspect.

About us

Since the age of 8 I knew that I wanted to run a cafe that was different to everyone else.  I grew up baking for my large family, catering for all our various dietary needs and learning how to adapt recipes to improve and ensure no one missed out because of what they could or couldn’t eat.

Having studied catering at college to a degree level, I was running my own catering company for a few years before moving north, having kids and life generally took over!  I spent 14 years in administration and management jobs honing different skills whilst the kids grew up.  In 2017, 30 years after my first vision of a cafe, I fell in love with the premises at Market Place and as it was about to become vacant, took the plunge to transform it into a cafe, opening in May 2018.  Lots of hard work later, we have now been running for nearly 5 years and love every second of it.

Carly, Moments Café
external building Moments Cafe Barnard Castle

The building

The building itself is a magnificent piece of history, listed as early 16th Century it is steeped in classic features, including the old coal shoot into the store which is now our ‘hideaway’ and a 18th Century ‘William Smith Jnr’ original stove (interesting article about William Smith including details on the stove can be found on the Northern Echo website.. Almost 2 years ago we installed a new flue to the chimney and got the stove up and running again as a working fireplace which on a cold winter’s day is a little slice of cozy heaven with a hot chocolate and cream scone!

Lower Floor Building Moments Cafe

Delicious homemade cakes baked fresh every day. If you have a specific request and would like to order in advance then please do not hesitate to contact us accordingly.































Moments on the go – Maybelle

Introducing our newest venture ‘Maybelle’ ! She’s an original 1970s Ifor Williams trailer, converted and upgraded to house our beautiful Fracino machine and lots of wonderful cakes, pastries and cannolis.  We will be out and about at events over the coming months and can’t wait to see you there.  She’s also available to hire for your special event, so do get in touch if you would like more information.

Moments on the go

Coffee & cakes for events


Coffee, cakes, pastries & cannolis

Moments on the go

Available to hire for your event

Our forest in Tanzania

We partner with Sustainably Run Restaurants and have our own geo-tagged forest in Tanzania.  You can purchase a tree for just £1.23 with your bill and it’s planted and geo-tagged as part of our forest.

You can view our ever growing forest here.

They plant fruit trees in rural communities to provide food and work alongside the farmers to teach them agronomy for a long lasting generational solution.  And whilst we try our very best to keep our own carbon footprint to a minimum by sourcing the vast majority of our supplies from local businesses, every tree goes towards off setting our carbon footprint too.

What our customers say

Probably the best sausage roll in the world! Everything was lovely, soup and scone, busy for a good reason, keep up the good work!!

Lovely, quirky little place. Excellent service, great food!

Everything was excellent, from the staff to the quirky building and the food was delicious and good value.

It was an absolute haven, warm, welcoming and had one of the most delicious cheese scones and gorgeous coffee. I judge a cafe by its scones being a fussy food teacher and these were outstanding. Thank you.

Read more reviews here.