A1, Junction 58; 2 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Mother and daughter Amanda and Emma took over this favourite neighbourhood cafe in 2022. They've transformed it into The Cactus Cafe and Kitchen - taking care to retain its warm welcome and community focus.
Colourful crackle-glazed plates heave with their signature (and giant) pancake stacks - choose from a huge selection of toppings and smotherings. Brunch and lunch options include shaksuka, a fulsome full English or more tropical flavours on toast. The crowd-pleasing vegan breakfast burrito will surely have its own instagram account soon.
The cakes are freshly baked in-house and locally-based Lonton's are the ones to praise for the delicious coffee. Break a journey, meet a friend, hustle with friendly local hot-deskers or simply go in to enjoy the surprising amount of cactus-related kit and paraphernalia that this mum and daugher duo has brought into this colourful café.
Cactus Café & Kitchen,
4 Tillage Green, West Park, Darlington, Durham,
Tel - 01325 360397
Email - Send email to Cactus Café & Kitchen
Web - m.facebook.com/cactuscafeandkitchen
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