The Cosy Byre at 70 Medomsley Road Consett opened it’s doors on 23rd August 2022. This welcoming cafe is the dream of Jackie and Tom Oxley who have owned the premises since 2009, where they ran a successful accountancy business, which merged in March 2020, just as Covid was beginning to change our lives.
Looking for a new venture, they combined their interests and talents, deciding to open a totally gluten free cafe. Tom, who himself is coeliac knows how hard it is to find places to eat. And Jackie who loves cooking and baking took the plunge with her husband, who undertook all the renovations and decorating.
Together they have created a welcoming, beautifully friendly atmosphere with comfortable surroundings and furnishings.
The menu is extensive and appealing, including delightful sweet treats created by Margaret – who cooks alongside Jackie – whose triple chocolate brownies are definitely recommended.
The delicious coffee is served by Barista Leanda, who enjoys to chat with customers and welcomes them warmly.
On busy Saturdays Leah joins the team to help out.
Along with all the gluten free options; dairy free, vegetarian and vegan choices are on offer.
Where possible all ingredients are locally sourced, and we can look forward to Afternoon Teas and Farmers Lunches already planned for the near future; always safe in the knowledge there is no cross contamination whatsoever.
The cafe is dog friendly downstairs, and treats are available from Sam’s Place two doors down. There is a bookable room upstairs which comfortably seats up to 12 people and can be used for meetings, parties etc.
Why not head along to The Cosy Byre and see for yourself.
Opening Times – 9am – 4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday