Cafes - The creme de la creme

When it’s time for coffee and cake or tea and a perfectly dunked biscuit, there’s an absolute feast of lush cafes and tea rooms which are unique to Newcastle and Gateshead.

Here’s the beginning of our list of favourites. Spoiler alert: there’s a decent chance you won’t be able to resist an accompanying treat alongside your cuppa in any of these delightful places.

Beyond Vinyl

What is it? A record shop to have you in a spin, Beyond Vinyl also serves as a cool hang out coffee shop and live venue. They’ve got a tip…

Karma Kitchen

What is it? Run by a vegan and Geordie mother and daughter Karma Kitchen is a restaurant, takeaway and delivery service which offers to introduce your tastebuds to an absolute…

Monsieur Crêpe

What is it? A fabulous creperie in High Heaton, mixing traditional French crepes and savoury gallettes with American pancake stacks and fresh sandwiches and salads. The homely cafe started life…

Super Natural

What is it? Named in homage to the first dedicatedly veggie and vegan restaurant to grace the streets on Newcastle in the seventies, Super Natural can be found serving up…

The Great British Cupcakery

What is it? A boutique bakehouse and all round delight of a place to take your mouth would be an accurate description of this bona fide temple of treats.  The ‘Parlour’…

Little Green Social

What is it? An absolute magnet for anyone looking for imaginative plant-based yumminess paired with a gorgeous atmosphere, Little Green Social is a vegan cafe, bar, restaurant, health food shop…

The Naked Deli

What is it? Well, according to their strapline, it’s ‘your place for clean and healthy eating’. But we like to think of our go-to eating out spot for tummy-pleasing food…

Les Petit Choux

What is it? A corking family-run coffee shop and top drawer patisserie which is presided over by a mother and her two daughters – baking masters all it seems. Everything…

Ernest

What is it? Ernest is an absolute belter of a cafe bar, which has charmed itself into the routines of anyone who regularly finds themselves at the top end of…

Heaton Perk

What is it? We’ll tell you what it is. It’s where all the cool cats of Heaton get their coffee, cake and cushion inspiration. A proper gem of an independent…

Settle Down Cafe

What is it? A cracking little independent cafe in Newcastle city centre – but a stottie’s throw from the Central Station – which serves up a homely menu of fresh…

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse

What is it? Run by three brothers from Wylam Village in Northumberland, this is a jewel in the city centre’s cuppa crown which was inspired by the tea houses of…