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“CASH ONLY”
Review of HM Prison Cafe

HM Prison Cafe
Ranked #20 of 58 Restaurants in Yarm
Price range: USD 3 - USD 7
Description: The cafe is outside the prison fence where Cat D prisoners serve breakfast and lunch at very competitive prices and the food is good and home cooked. You can eat inside the cafe or at the tables outside. There is good free car parking, with a valeting service. Everyone is very friendly.
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Description: The cafe is outside the prison fence where Cat D prisoners serve breakfast and lunch at very competitive prices and the food is good and home cooked. You can eat inside the cafe or at the tables outside. There is good free car parking, with a valeting service. Everyone is very friendly.
Reviewed 10 October 2017

After hearing many good things about the cafe and the quality of the food, my wife and I decided to have a ride out from Durham to sample a breakfast.
On arrival my wife pointed out a sign that said Cash Only. Many four letter expletives later we realised that we had a minimal amount of cask on us.
So standing in the cafe and confirming it was cash only and the notice on the door was not there for a joke. We seemed to be at a dead end until one of the staff asked what we wanted and how much did we have in cash. So putting together our meagre amount of coins the young man preceded to count the money in my hand and told us we (just) had enough for two coffees and two bacon buns.
Feeling like school children in line for the tuck shop and teacher telling us how much money we had, we felt a right couple of fools
Unfortunately we didn't get the lads name but we had the motorbike so from the both of us a very very big thank you for not making our journey a complete waste of time.
Next time we will pockets stuffed with cash.
Again many thanks.

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1  Thank Nigel F
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This facility is designed to rehabilitate prisoners, prepare them for the outside world and subsequently integrate them back into society with skills and ideas that will assist them achieve their goals.
There is a car wash and valeting service, a small garden centre, garden furniture and plants for sale. The cafe is spot on, bacon buns for breakfast and a tea for next to nothing. All pastries, cakes and breads are made in house and can be eaten in or wrapped to take away. Go visit, have a look around at what is on offer, you will not be disappointed.
**Advice. If you want your car washed, plan to have something to eat in the cafe or browse the items for sale. It is not set up as a production unit so dependant on how many cars they have it may take some time.

Thank BillyWhizBillingham
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We go regularly here,been for breakfast,lunches and never ever have had a cause to complain..maybe twice a week..
Food great and not expensive,I mean a bowl of soup and a whole roll and butter for £1.25
You can get anything from breakfast to baked potatoes,paninis,burgers..
Staff brilliant service fantastic,no matter what time of day we go we always get a warm friendly welcome

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1  Thank 235charlie
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Heard about this place by chance from some regular visitors and we were not disappointed. Located a mile or so from Yarm in North Yorkshire Four of us went and although we arrived a little later than we intended, thus missing the lunch menus the place was still busy. it has to go on record that I had the best Corn beef Paninni ever. Tea and scones top notch and sensibly priced Staff very courteous and could not do enough for us.
Lots of metal craft work for sale along again at sensible prices and a small greenhouse selling garden plants.
Unable to get our car cleaned/valetted on the day due to the volume of people availing of this service. First come first served basis and some of the vechiles we saw that were valetted looked as if they had just left the showroom.
We will be back well worth the visit.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited the Grange coffee shop as I was working nearby.
Absolutely top notch food, service, value for money and atmosphere.
Can't praise the staff enough, It was comfortable, the food was delicious, amazing prices, the car wash looked brilliant...just wish I had brought my car.....I will be visiting again for definite.
So good to see people being given a second chance and embracing that opportunity so wholeheartedly.....well done HMP Kirklevington.
It's a 10 from me and if you are a local or just passing, give them a visit, you will not be disappointed.

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2  Thank 836JaneB
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