NEWS
Saturday 02 June 2012
Pride Cafe
Pride Cafe

A CAFÉ set up to support the LGBT community has become the latest addition to Newcastle’s pink triangle.
The Pride Café, at Scotswood Road, which is open seven days a week for light meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks, has pledged to donate a percentage of its profits to a charity supporting gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people on Tyneside.
In addition, the venue, which is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, is operating an outside catering service for nearby office workers and corporate customers and boasts a large, first-floor function room for the use of local groups and organisations.
Surplus profits from the café will be donated to The Newcastle and Gateshead Scene (NGS) Trust, a charity to co-ordinate support for LGBT community activities, and customers who join the NGS Trust will receive discounts in the café and invitations to a number of forthcoming events.
Owner John Harrison said: “We were keen to create somewhere people could enjoy contemporary, home-made food in relaxed and stylish surroundings and where they wouldn’t have to shout over background music to be heard.
“The Pride Café is at the heart of the Newcastle gay scene and we hope LGBT customers will view it as a one-stop shop, where they can receive information about community activities and services such as advice and support sessions.
“We are confident it will also be the focal point for fund-raising among Tyneside’s LGBT community and will attract customers not just locally but, given its proximity to Central station and the National Express depot, from further afield.”
The Pride Café is open from 11am to midnight and also offers free Wi-Fi and mobile phone charging facilities. For further information ring 0191 232 9444 or visit www.pridecafe.co.uk
 

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