A busy suburb of Newcastle with a bustling High Street of businesses, lots of independent traders and good food spots, Gosforth also has its fair share of cafes. Serving up a range of food, healthy options, cakes and treats, coffee and even some cocktails, here’s some of the must visit cafes in Gosforth.
Whether you’ve got an appointment at one of the salons or hairdressers and want to go somewhere afterwards, or are meeting up with friends for a catch up, or just want a solo coffee break to yourself these are the cafes in Gosforth worth heading to.Copy code snippet
A lovely cafe on Salters Road, Deli Espresso is open every day except Sundays serving good coffee, and great food. Their coffee is Tynemouth coffee so another local make, and as well as coffee they do loads of other drinks, the menu is really big. There’s smoothies, shakes, coffees every which way, teas, protein shakes, and alcoholic drinks like beers, wines and cocktails.
They’re a great place for healthy food, as a lot of their menu has eating clean at heart. They have health boxes in all sorts of flavours – the salmon one is great, a big vegan choice and lots of other dishes like sandwiches, pasta, salads and more.
They really have a lot to offer, even a bottomless brunch which you can find out more about by calling them up. As well as sitting in either the main cafe or their outdoor area, they also do delivery and collection orders for takeaway.
Visit the Deli Espresso website here.
Gosforth Traders is a cafe, craft beer house and off-licence that sells specialist wine in Gosforth. It’s lovely inside with plenty of tables, beautifully decorated and the staff are really friendly – especially to dogs!
At face value it’s a coffee, cake and lunch food place with a cracking counter of cakes and treats, but tucked away inside is a hidden room that has a whole section of different wines, beers and spirits. They have bottles from all over the world as well as the local area. Cafe by day and cocktail spot by night.
Food wise as well as cakes and treats on the counter they have a menu of dishes that are just mouthwatering. The best way to see these are by browsing their instagram, where they show off what they’re making usually with seasonal ingredients.
Etto are found in the Gosforth shopping centre on the High Street, and they also have an outside terrace overlooking the park and you can enter that way too. Only opened in July 2022 they’re one of the newest cafes in Gosforth, bringing coffee and cakes, and a pretty good brunch menu. The cakes aren’t just big showstoppers in all sorts of flavours, they have brownios, flavoured loaves, donuts and other bakes too.
The brunch menu has breakfast favourites like eggs, avo on toast, a big breakfast, as well as toasties, salads, a burger and homemade sausage rolls. There’s a kids section with beans on toast, or toasties served with crisps on it to keep them happy.
The Gosforth shopping centre can sometimes be a bit dingy, but this place adds some brightness to it, it’s decorated lovely and airy – very modern, and particularly the far end with the big glass windows that open onto the pretty terrace is really nice.
Follow Etto on Instagram here.
Adriano’s Deli is also on the High Street, and another very popular place for locals to pop in and pick up their Italian inspired coffee, snack, or lunch. They do the most incredible apricot croissants in a morning, to go with your strong coffee that you can either sit in the window to enjoy or takeaway.
For lunch they have a lot of savoury options, including big pizza slices, pasta dishes, paninis and italian ice cream to finish off. Adriano’s forms the front of Fortuna, the Italian restaurant and bar out the back that is great value for money serving mouth watering authentic Italian food.
Baby Grey’s are a licensed, dog friendly cafe that serves handmade, healthy natural food. Everything is made fresh from local and sustainable ingredients where possible. They’re open Thursday – Sunday, and have a range of teas and coffees, cocktails, and a food menu.
They always have sourdoughs and croissants in the window, the banoffee brownies are a very big hit and the club sandwiches are huge. They are on the pricier side, but the quality is very good and it’s a lovely little spot.
A bistro, cafe and creative space at the Trinity Centre, Cafe 1901 is always busy in the centre of Gosforth High Street. As well as serving their food and drinks menus, they sometimes host events here too. The menu includes breakfast dishes, and lunch staples like sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes and soups.
As well as the usual teas, coffees and soft drinks, they also do big milkshakes, smoothies, and have a good selection of ice creams, and a counter full of treats to choose from. They are open daily through the day, dogs are welcome, and they have some outside tables if the weather is good.
See more on Cafe 1901 on their website.
Parking in Gosforth can be a bit of a nightmare, but there are a number of car parks just off the High Street, and some on street parking. The High Street has got significantly better for little places like this than it used to have, so they’re ideal for lunch break visits, or meeting up with friends outside of the city centre. These six must visit cafes are the best of the bunch.
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