It’s all vintage, food and craft at Circa

Tony Noble at Circa in Amble.'Picture Jane Coltman
Tony Noble at Circa in Amble.'Picture Jane Coltman

A quirky cafe which showcases local crafts as well as being home to two vintage caravans has opened in Amble.

Circa, at Mark’s Bridge, has attracted huge support from locals and visitors since it opened three weeks ago.

Run by Tony Noble, in between the petrol station and Coquet Motors on the road out of the seaside town, Circa is a mix of a vintage items and antiques with a cafe serving afternoon tea, cakes, bakes and more thrown in to the mix alongside space for local crafts.

And for those wanting to enjoy their experience in an even quirkier fashion there are also two vintage caravans which can be hired for parties.

Tony, 53, took on the venue last September.

He said: “My background is in marketing and last year events happened in my life which enabled me to do what I have always wanted - run my own business with a cafe.

“I have got a caravan up at Longhoughton so I was looking for somewhere on the coast and I found these premises.

“And it has worked really well as we are right on the main road.

“It’s been really, really busy since we opened and we have had such amazing support from mainly local people.

“The feedback has been really good.

“In the cafe area all the tables have white tablecloths and we only use vintage china.

“It’s something a bit different, but people really appreciate it.

“We’ve also got the vintage caravans that can be hired out.

“We’ve got a really good cook who makes all our cakes and scones etc, so it’s all homemade.

“And we have provided a few jobs as well.”

Circa is home to the work of 14 local craftmakers, who are selling their wares, as well as Everlong Forever Chic, a shabby-chic business which transforms furniture and holds workshops.

For more information about Circa, or to book afternoon tea visit or contact 01665 711735.