We can also cater for outside functions within a 20 mile radius of the shop for up to 250 people. There are no set menus as we are very open and flexible to your requests and most dietary requirements are not a problem. If it simply a loaf of bread you are after, a batch of scones or even a cake no order is too small. Please fill out the enquiry form below or pop in and speak to Milvia or Stefania, who will be more than happy to help.No Fields Found.
For more information telephone 0191 237 1461
It is never to early to place your Christmas order
Let us take the load off your shoulders this Christmas by baking all your little treats and desires. We bake Christmas cakes and mince pies and are homemade chocolate Christmas truffles are also quite a treat. We have even gone that extra mile this year and can prepare and cook you a tantalising three course Christmas dinner ready for collection on Christmas eve (Menu will be put up in August). All orders must be placed either in store or via the website and by the 15th of December; all Christmas cake and other festive treat orders must be placed by the 1st of November. There must be a deposit left to secure your order.
Established in 1925, The Crescent Café is famous for her traditional Italian ice cream made from a secret family recipe, bringing a true taste of Italy to the heart of Seaton Delaval. The Crescent was founded by our grand parents Mariana and Carlo Arrighi and today it is run by their two granddaughters Grazia and Milvia.
The ice cream is made from only the purest natural products and contains no artificial colourings or preservatives, making it a great treat for all the family. Our Ice cream is unique to the Crescent Café and can only be bought from two further locations, Franco and Rosa’s and Seaton Delaval Hall ice cream pavilion.
Original ice cream was our first and only flavour for a very long time known as “fior di latte” in Italian, which translates simply as “milk flower”. Fior di latte is the most basic of flavours requiring few ingredients which made it feasible to make during the war years; today the recipe has been modified slightly to give this flavour more body and a rich creamy texture.
In 2000 after searching long and hard for natural flavourings we extended our range of flavours to include the following:
Strawberry, Rum and Raisin, Bilberry, Mint, Chocolate, Forest Fruits, Pineapple, Coconut, Cappuccino, Toffee, Stracciatella, Honey, Cherry, Crème Brule
(Flavours will appear on a rotational basis please ask staff for details)
The Crescent has recently undergone a huge refurbishment tailoring its interior to a classical Italian café/gelateria typical of southern Italy with a key focus on becoming greener. She now sits 34 covers and with a beautiful new kitchen will come a wonderfully new hot and cold food menu retaining the classics and adding new tasty delights, including our new range of refreshing granite. Our newly acquired alcohol license will see the eventual introduction of summer cocktails and winter warmer alcoholic coffees, with something to suit just about everyone’s taste buds.