16 Places To Get Breakfast In Whitley Bay, Cullercoats & Tynemouth
The North Tyneside coast has really come into its own for breakfast and brunch options, with so much choice stretching from breakfast in Whitley Bay to Cullercoast and Tynemouth. Gone are the days where you need to venture into town for your eggs and a Bloody Mary to start the day. Like most people I have my favourite places, both where I live in Whitley Bay and the other towns within easy walking or very short driving distance. Here’s 16 places to get breakfast along the North Tyneside Coast.
Breakfast in Whitley Bay
Park View has seen a huge increase in independent food places, shops, cafes and businesses. Parking is free right along but it can get busy. It’s a lot quieter on Sundays, but there is still plenty choice for where to go for breakfast. These are my picks:
Kith & Kin
I struggle to look past Kith & Kin when it’s open, which is every day from 8am except Sunday’s and Monday’s. The menu is superb, with so much choice rather than just the basics and they’re pretty creative with it too.
The Shakshuka is excellent if you’re hungry – add some chorizo and feta, I’m a big fan of the pancakes – they usually have seasonal toppings, and the standard dishes you’d expect to see are all delicious too. It’s a struggle to choose!
They support local with many of their ingredients, and often have pop up treats on the counter too, such as Proven donuts on Thursdays. I’ve previously shared a full blog on Kith & Kin here, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen how often I’m there.
They take bookings for over 4 people, they are dog friendly, and if you’re a walk in and don’t get there for opening then expect to wait.
Find out more on Kith & Kin’s own website here.
Relatively new and also on Park View, Signature Lounge is somewhere I’ve been a few times now, usually on a Sunday. It might seem a weird concept as it’s part of the Signature Estate agents, but it is lovely.
Another good menu, including the in trend bao buns, as well as a good brunch cocktail selection. I’ve had the pancakes, the full English which was great, and the poached eggs and avocado on toast. Kieran’s steak and eggs looked pretty good last time we went as well.
It’s a lovely environment, and no bookings required it’s walk in only. I’ve never struggled to get a seat as there are plenty. It’s not dog friendly inside, but they do have an under cover outside terrace and I’ll definitely be taking Arthur there when it gets a bit warmer.
Here’s more details and the menu.
Dil & the Bear at the Station
Located in Whitley Bay metro station, Dil & the Bear of Whitley Bay is obviously the same people who own the branch in Tynemouth. The cafe is beautiful inside, and they have a dog friendly outside area that’s also very good with some sheltered tables.
I really enjoy their bacon sandwiches, and their New York style bagels which are amazing. They have a kids menu as well.
Find the full Dil & the Bear Whitley Bay menu here.
Fox & Finch
I’ve not actually ate here for breakfast but so many of my friends have and always really enjoy it. The menu is good with the usuals and then some different extras like the hash bowl, Mexican eggs and the breakfast burrito.
Also on Park View, you can reserve a table and it is very dog friendly. Find the menu here.
Specialising in breakfast baos this place is so popular on Station Road in Whitley Bay, there is always a massive queue outside. Bao buns with sausage, eggs, hash browns, melted cheese in all sorts of ways.
Find their menu online here.
I’ve not been to this place but it is popular right on the sea front, so a good place to stop if you’re walking the coast. They have an outside terrace as well as inside seating.
Breakfast in Cullercoats
Further along the coast you’ll come to Cullercoats Bay, and although the sea front is home to ice cream stops and fish n chips, just behind are some cracking places for breakfast.
Parking: You can’t park right on the sea front but there is street parking behind.
Definitely the most popular and with good reason, The Boatyard is named after Cullercoats boatyard and is decked out on theme. The breakfast menu is really good, I recently had the açai bowl with fruit and a vanilla latte, but there’s plenty of other choice including eggs, pancakes, bagels, cooked breakfasts and burgers.
They also do cocktails if you’re after a boozy brunch, and have a big tea and coffee choice too.
More info and the full Boatyard menu can be found here.
Again located off the sea front and near to Cullercoats metro is Chloe Maes, and they serve breakfast daily from 8am-12pm. There’s not much info on their website but their instagram highlights show the types of things they offer – breakfast muffins, bagels, eggs and pancakes seem pretty popular.
I’ve not actually ate here but I have stopped by for a hot chocolate and it’s very cute inside.
Here’s the link to their instagram highlight which has their breakfast pics.
Breakfast in Tynemouth
There’s plenty of choice for breakfast in Tynemouth, both centrally in the village and down on the beach. Whether you’re walking the coast, visiting the market or getting the metro in for a look around the shops, stop at one of these places for your breakfast.
Parking: It’s pay and display all around Tynemouth, on Front Street, on the sea front or down the slope to the beach. You can also pay on your phone on the Ringo app.
My favourite one in Tynemouth because as well as a varied menu, good coffee and the option of breakfast cocktails, they do a build your own breakfast. It’s essentially a full english but you pay for the food you want, and theres all sorts of extras like smoked salmon, or halloumi. It’s great on a hangover!
They are dog friendly in one side of the cafe which is walk in, and you can reserve for the other side which is the main restaurant. It does get busy but i’ve never struggled to get a table.
Here’s the full menu.
Dil and the Bear
Dil & the Bear in Tynemouth is another gorgeous little cafe, but it’s smaller than their counterpart in Whitley Bay. The menus are the same though.
Toast at the Coast
Newly opened Toast at the Coast is a cafe/bakery/bar on Tynemouth Front Street, serving freshly baked sourdoughs and pastries from Wed-Sunday. They do a toast hour from 7:30-8:30 every day and have a menu running beyond that. Theyre also dog friendly and have an outside seating area.
I quite like to sit outside Ora with Arthur when the weather allows, for a coffee and to watch the world go by. You can walk in for breakfast and the usual suspects are on the menu here.
Being right on the beach, Crusoes is brilliant for before or after a walk along Tynemouth Longsands, and has some unrivalled views of the sunrise and sunset if you’re early enough. They have plenty seating inside and out, with dogs allowed on their terrace (it is heated).
They have a full breakfast menu, as well as toasties and paninis, breakfast buns and a kids menu.
The menu and more details can be found here
While Crusoes is right down on the sand at the Tynemouth end of the beach, the View is further up at the other end by the church. As the name suggests they also get incredible views out to sea. Open from 9am their breakfast menu includes hot and cold options, staples like beans or scrambled egg on toast, breakfast sandwiches and pancakes.
Find the full breakfast menu here
Although technically further along and on the North Shields fish quay, it’s a nice walk from Tynemouth Priory to get to Dodgins Yard. They have a small breakfast menu that they serve between 10-12pm, including full English, pancakes and being the fish quay – kippers on toast.
Here’s the menu.
Allards on the Quay is also on the North Shields fish quay, serving the same menu as Tynemouth.
Those are my top 15 places for where to get breakfast in Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth. For a relatively short stretch and little local towns there’s so much choice for breakfast, and the food at these places is so good – well worth a visit even if you’re not local.
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