The Anonymous Widower

A Pleasant Surprise In Middlesbrough

I like nice cafes and it was only as I was leaving Middlesbrough, that I found the Traveller’s Rest in the station.

From a quick perusal of their menu, it would appear that there is something I could have eaten, which was a pity, as I didn’t get anything to eat until I got home about five hours later.

There’a positive review of the cafe here.

I did chat to the owner and he also indicated that Northern Rail had been very encouraging in his venture. Are they repeating the philosphy, which was obviously at play with the Overground at Crystal Palace station and South Eastern at Margate?

Let’s hope so, as all fair-sized stations need a distinctive and spacious cafe or restaurant for the passengers.

March 8, 2014 - Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. I agree, they do. I am lucky there is a lovely cafe about 12 mins drive from my house, they do GF food and have a good understanding about cross contamination. It is independent and family run, the staff are nice and I go there often. And my gym has a Starbucks concessions, which is another place I can take people

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 9, 2014 | Reply

    • I have two good cafes in my road and they are over the place ion Islington and Hackney. Carluccio’s has now been joined by Romeo’s at Upper Street, so you probably don’t need to walk 200 metres to find another. Many do gluten free and if they don’t they always have a gluten-free cake.

      Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2014 | Reply

  2. Because many of my friends live in Hale/Altrincham area, the cafe 12 minutes away is really convenient; but wouldn’t be if I didn’t drive. There are some local ones, especially in Cheadle village, but I have to say, I haven’t really tried any of them because I can’t park nearby and that is an issue for me.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 9, 2014 | Reply

    • I’ve got six within two hundred metres and Carluccio’s is actually only a walk of about fifty metres to the bus stop and then perhaps twenty metres after a five minute ride in the bus.

      Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2014 | Reply

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