We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cafe at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

$
Bar, Cafe, Healthy
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
| Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG, Wales
+44 1633 656757
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 19: English reviews
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into The Riverfront to grab something quick to eat and drink whilst waiting for a coach. Only one person serving with a large order to fulfill, so had to wait a while, another member of staff came out from the kitchen serving food saw me waiting and toddled back into the kitchen. There was no acknowledgement to say I'll... More 

Helpful?
Thank GG L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here as part of the Kew sponsored community garden that meet in Tuesday's. A really welcoming group that I would recommend supporting having gone along with my sister and newphews. A clean seating area and views of the river it is a peaceful cafe serving the usual cafe products with a bonus of herbs and vegetables bein used from... More 

Helpful?
Thank E11i3
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

good food lovely coffee visited for cinema and had coffee and cake before performance. great views from outside terrace

Helpful?
Thank globug24
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
279 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A lovely setting for morning coffee where the service is good and you are not rushed to move on. Beautiful setting and enhanced by the art exhibition that was on.

Helpful?
Thank Wallywelling
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Booked a 12:00 childen's cinema performance and needed a quick lunch. Clean, spacious and airy area with great views of the river. Varied menu of breakfast and lunch choices including a good child's menu. I had a panini which comes with a salad while my 5 yr old grandson quickly polished off his cheese and beans on toast ..followed by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tiz2015
newport gwent
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Although I am loathed to report anything negative about the riverfront .. I am really disappointed at the café there , because we use the theatre on a regular basis .. but I suppose it much be said in the hope that it will be improved .. it is wonderful sat by the river in the lead up to a... More 

Helpful?
Thank dave b
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Why do I always fancy a coffee but don't feel hungry enough to eat cake! I love cake. I bake special refined sugar-free goodies at home but am always tempted by the gorgeous gateaux, rich chocolate brownies and sticky flapjacks in the cafe showcases. So I'll be back to the Riverfront, not only to watch a performance but to check... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sandra M
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

We were here before a show and on a lovely evening it could have been amazing. Everything is there the seats outside, the sofas inside but everything is just so ordinary cafe style. We took our wine into the theatre and they gave us the most basic plastic tumblers. Why not try to go even the littlest bit up market... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank janmaddox
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

I went to the Riverfront recently and the panini was far too expensive and bland. To add to the insult, I had to pay an extra £1 for a spoonfl od coleslaw (bringing the total of a mug of tea and a tuna melt panini with a side of coleslaw to £7.50). Just not impressed. The tinned tuna was very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne J
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
300 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

The best location for a coffee in Newport, however the atmosphere is rather cold and school canteen like but the view of the river makes up for it. Coffee is good but the cafe could do with some cosier seating areas to make it more intimate.

Helpful?
1 Thank HannahVC

Travellers who viewed Cafe at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre also viewed

 

Been to Cafe at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 656757

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?