Sunday morning food thoughts almost instantly lead to The Fat Hippo when in Newcastle. The hand cut chips alone are worth tracking it down when in Jesmond.
A very chilled out café with a picture perfect selection of lunch options from stacked meaty burgers to mouth watering - quite literally - alternatives. The spicy bean burger is a surprising favourite to me, which I favour over the meat options.
Stacked with rocket, tomatoes and polished off with a soft bun, the burgers are pretty dreamy when laid down on their wooden platter. The chicken burger come packed into a floured ciabatta and served with fries, to me, the lighter option.
The perfect hangover cure is in the beginnings of the menu - nachos, buffalo wings and sliders are the perfect selection to share over memories of the previous night. Quenched with Coca Cola from the bottle - perfect.
Central to the hub of Jesmond, it's a pretty popular lunch option. More often than not you'll be greeted with a full house but as an easy option there is always The Fat Hippo Deli right down the street.
Easy lunch in a homely environment and you won't be leaving unsatisfied.
The Fat Hippo is in West Jesmond, just down from Tesco on St George's Terrace.