Last Word, 237 Newland Avenue, Hull
By Siobhan Harmer
Quaint yet distinctive, Last Word café is the pinnacle of subtle pleasures. Situated close to Hull University, the café fuses two crucial aspects of student life; coffee and reading.
Last Word is an independently owned 'espresso lounge and library' ideal for spending spare time between classes or even a little time to yourself. Indulge in a diverse range of literature and exceptional, freshly made coffee. Milkshakes and fruit smoothies are also offered, in numerous delicious flavours.
This charmingly cluttered café is warm and welcoming. Both the owners and staff observed were friendly, polite and efficient, maintaining the spotless premises and its organised literature.
Free Wi-Fi is available and prices are more than reasonable, so you can also enjoy wholesome paninis, ciabattas, cakes and other not-so-guilty pleasures, including a soup of the day.
Overall, Last Word is an incredibly lovely café, a little escape from the bustling city. I highly recommend you take the time to visit this likable little venue.
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Thanks thisisUll, having recently read your review and being a Newland Ave resident
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