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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 a long list of places to get breakfast along the North Tyneside Coast.

Breakfast in Whitley Bay

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:


One of the newer additions to Whitley Bay is Fonda in Monkseaton, and it’s been a big hit since it opened. It’s decorated beautifully, and it has a lifestyle element to it with events they host such as life drawings, and wine tastings. There is a natural wine selection to purchase. But of course the main event is their breakfast and brunch menu.

They serve a selection of eggs in all sorts of ways, specialty French toast, granola and porridges, cookies, bakes and delicious smoothies. If you follow them on social media they often share their smoothie of the week on there, some of the summer ones were delicious. They also do an incredible cappuccino with chocolate flakes on top.

The cafe itself is walk in only, dogs are welcome but due to the size they did ask people not to take prams. They also have some outdoor seating. It’s been attracting people from all over the North East so if you haven’t been yet make sure you try it soon.

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.

Kith & Kin, Whitley Bay

Meet Me On The Corner

Opened in May 2022, Meet Me On The Corner is a cafe and bistro on Ilfracombe Gardens in Whitley Bay. It’s done out beautifully inside with quite a few tables, and they have outside seating as well as a pergola with even more tables. They’re open 9/9:30 – 4:30pm from Wednesday – Saturday, and they serve their breakfast menu until 11:30am. This includes a range of dishes, lots of egg options, a hash, breakfast sandwiches and gluten free and vegan options.

They have a big selection of juices, coffees and teas to drink, and they’re very dog friendly – get a polaroid taken of your pup to go on their wall. You can reserve a table by messaging on Instagram or calling up, and this is recommended as it gets busy fast especially at weekends.

Read my full review of MMOTC here.

Places To Get Breakfast In Whitley Bay

Signature Lounge

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 breakfast bao buns which include an egg omelette, hash browns and sausage, 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. The steak and eggs looked pretty good last time we went as well so there’s plenty of choice.

It’s a lovely environment, and no bookings required it’s walk in only – although saying that I have seen some reservation signs so you might be able to if you call up. 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. Or read my review on Signature here.

Breakfast in Whitley Bay

Allards Monkseaton

One of the newer additions for breakfast in Whitley Bay is Allards latest venue, on Seatonville Road. It’s walkable from West Monkseaton metro, and it has both a dog friendly bar area and a really lovely airy orangery. You can book tables in either and the menu is similar to the other Allards venues, including their good value build your own breakfast.

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

A really popular choice, and with plenty of tables is Fox & Finch on Park View. Despite the size of the venue it does get busy so make sure you book. It’s dog friendly too. The menu is good with the usuals and then some different extras like the hash bowl, Mexican eggs and the breakfast burrito.

Find the menu here.

Pablo Eggsgobao

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.

Breakfast in Whitley Bay

Rustic Cup

A great little coffee shop on Park View but a bit further round the corner, and it’s deceiving from the outside as it’s much bigger than it looks. They have a brunch menu that included steak ciabatta, shakshuka, banana bread and rustic waffles – as well as many other choices. Of course traditional breakfasts are available and a good selection of sides for you to customise your dish.

Their brunch menu is available all day until 4pm or 3:30pm on Saturdays.

Breakfast in Whitley Bay

If you’re looking for more of a breakfast on the go in Whitley Bay, then head to either Pure Knead bakery on Park View, or Sustenance Society on Whitley Road. Both are great independent bakeries that serve coffee, pastries, and have some seating inside if you want to sit in.

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.

The Boatyard

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.

Chloe Maes

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.

15 Places To Get Breakfast In Whitley Bay, Cullercoats & Tynemouth

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.

15 Places To Get Breakfast In Whitley Bay, Cullercoats & Tynemouth

House of Holes

A newer addition to Tynemouth, House of Holes are a tiny little coffee and bagel shop on Front Street. The staff are so friendly, and the coffee is great. They do a counter of bagels in different flavours, with some seasonal choices appearing every now and then too.

Worth a visit!

Breakfast in Tynemouth


Of course you cant mention breakfast in Tynemouth without mentioning Woods, the cafe on the corner that does both takeaway through the hatch, outside seating if you’re with dogs, and a big space inside. They do a huge drink selection with a lot of chai flavours, and a counter filled with delicious pastries. It’s very popular and gets busy fast!

Breakfast in Tynemouth

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.

15 Places To Get Breakfast In Whitley Bay, Cullercoats & Tynemouth


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

The View

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

Dodgins Yard

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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