All the right ingredients

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Quick shout-out to cute coffee shop, Heaton Ingredient, on bustling Heaton Road.

We popped in for a late lunch on Saturday, only to find it was all-day breakfast choices, which actually suited us down to the ground. Less choice, less hassle and besides, as long as there was avocado somewhere on the menu I was happy.

It’s run by lovely foodie couple, Simon and Maggie Snowball, who also own the characterful Quay Ingredient café on Newcastle’s quayside. Together they have years of experience working in top restaurants in the North East, including Jesmond Dene House.

The emphasis here is on simple home cooking using locally-sourced food and drinks where possible.

We tucked in to melted Camembert on toasted granary bread, £4.95, and avocado and poached eggs on toasted granary, £5.95, each dressed with spinach leaves and rocket. Both dishes were attractively presented and satisfyingly filling. We sipped giant mugs of breakfast tea, £1.80 each.

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A minor niggle, but the breakfast paper menus were not the cleanest… Maybe time to run off some fresh ones!

The café, when it’s running the full menu, also offers a tasty range of sandwiches, including smoked salmon baguette with cream cheese, goat’s cheese with red onion, and Toulouse sausage with fried onions, as well as soups, salads, pastries and cakes. heatoningredient.co.uk

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