ARLO is a welcoming cafe and bistro situated in West Jesmond. It offers a unique environment for everyday eating, marked by a mix of Alpine memorabilia and retro decor that is inspired by the owner Lucas’ Alpine explorer grandfather. This touch gives the place a homely feel, allowing patrons to unwind and enjoy their meal in a comfortable atmosphere.
The focus at ARLO is on locally sourced and seasonal food. The menu varies as it adapts to available ingredients, but it consistently offers a variety of dishes throughout the day, from breakfast to evening meals. Previous menus have seen the likes of smoked salmon sourdough crumpets for breakfast, Otis burgers for lunch, and red lentil dhal for evening small plates. ARLO also boasts an in-house bakery that creates an array of delicious cakes, scones, and quiches, which can be enjoyed in-house or ordered to go.
This popular venue is also known for being family-friendly, offering a kids’ menu with dishes suitable for children aged 12 and under. An appealing offer is that kids eat free from Monday to Friday between 3 and 6pm, as long as an accompanying adult spends £10 or more on food.
In terms of outdoor spaces, ARLO stands out with its two distinct areas, both of which are covered, heated, and welcoming to dogs. The front area is an excellent spot for watching the world go by, while the secret garden at the back is ideal for enjoying the morning sun. This charming space can also be reserved exclusively for group bookings of 12 to 20 people, making it an ideal location for private gatherings.
ARLO operates under customer-friendly hours, with service extending from 9am to 8pm from Monday to Wednesday, from 9am to late from Thursday to Saturday, and from 9am to 7pm on Sunday. There’s also a convenient takeaway service, which is enabled by an easy-to-use online click and collect system, for those who wish to enjoy ARLO’s cuisine at home.
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab breakfast, enjoy a leisurely lunch, or have a relaxing evening meal, ARLO is definitely worth considering.