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LOCAL NCL is a casual, old-school corner shop and coffeehouse at 18 Acorn Road in Jesmond, Newcastle.

By locals for locals.

We're open from dawn to dusk and we source the very best the North has to offer and bring it all together in one place. We celebrate local and independent businesses and sell everything from locally roasted coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, bakery goods and Made by Milly lunches to scoop ice creams. We exist to show our favourite independents some love.

Local NCL coffee shop from outside
Coffee machine with steam wands on

But first, Coffee.

Whether you’re a classic straight-up espresso kind of person, an iced latte fan or a dedicated flat white drinker, we have you covered. All of our coffees are available to go, from opening to close, everyday. Consistency is key, and with numerous fully trained baristas and high quality equipment that’s exactly what you’ll get, the perfect speciality coffee, every time. Our house roast, that you will always find in the hopper, is Northside Coffee Roasters Café Granja Colombian beans, roasted just up the road in Morpeth. If you like to try something different, we always have a filter coffee on from other independent roasters, like Fika, Hard Lines and North Star. We also take real pride in our decaf coffee, so we refuse to use stale shelf grounds and grind whole beans to order. We have a wide range of alternative milks like oat, soy, almond and coconut. Why? because we believe everyone deserves good coffee, caffeinated or not, vegan or other. Coffee not your thing? That’s cool too, we brew Chai Lattes from scratch, always have a good iced tea on the go and knock a Hot Choccy out of the park too.

Just a drop of wines, beers & spirits.

Local also offers Jesmond an alternative off-licence. From popular Natural wines, like the instagram famous Chin Chin Vinho Verde, The Gran Cerdo trio and Sussex’s based Tillingham. We champion the very best Northern breweries, so our fridges are full of beers from the likes of Full Circle Brew Co, Wylam Brewery, Rigg & Furrow and many more.

Selection of craft beers
Ice cream cone with 'I licked it so its mine' neon sign behind

Ice cream by the scoop.

Bringing ice cream by the scoop back to Jesmond, Local NCL partnered up with Morwick Dairy Ice Cream from Morpeth. Tubs, cones and ice cream milkshakes are available March through to the end of October. And when the weather gets too British and wintery, we fill our scoop counter with take home tubs, so Newcastle can always get their Morwick Dairy Ice Cream fill.

Meals by Milly.

As well as treats from all of our own local suppliers, we have our own in-house chef - Milly. Milly makes the best lunches, from soups and toasties to salads & pasta bowls, always fresh, always delicious. She keeps her menu flexible, so there’s always something new and different in the fridge, alongside some fan favourites.

Sandwiches in fridge
Different types of bread stacked on shelves

Spotlighting the very best of the North in one place.

Local NCL is more than just somewhere you can pick up an artisan loaf of bread and farm-fresh eggs. We’re part shop, part coffeehouse and part community hub in equal measure. Everything we stock is created by a skilled person with dreams, not a factory full of machines and production lines. Local NCL is the place where you can find goods you’ve not seen or tried before and most are made in our region.

Supporting the people on our doorstep.

By shopping at Local NCL, you’re contributing to our regional economy and directly helping nearby businesses and families. You’re not funding a fat cat’s bonus. You’re giving a skilled person the chance to make their side hustle or hobby a reality – to see their dream come true.

Shelves at LOCAL with various items from local suppliers

Where to find us.

Local NCL,
18 Acorn Road,

January Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm