The most important meal of the day you cant beat a good breakfast. Whether you prefer a coffee and croissant on the go, a stack of pancakes smothered in maple syrup or a full English, here’s 28 places to get breakfast in Newcastle.
Places to Get Breakfast in Newcastle City Center
Cafe 21 Fenwick’s
A department store cafe that definitely feels that little bit nicer than most, and it’s really popular for friends, coffee with your mum, business meetings and girly gossips. In keeping with the 21 groups reputation for excellent quality food and a good atmosphere they also cater for all appetites. Pastries, scones, bacon sandwiches, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon…the list goes on. The breakfast cocktails are pretty tempting too.
Open from 10am midweek, 9am on Saturdays and 11am on Sundays, see the full menu here.
My current favourite place in Newcastle for everything from cocktails to food, and I recently went for breakfast one Sunday. Probably more brunch style as the menu runs from 10am – 3pm and you can get anything from a bacon and egg sandwich, to classic avo on toast with multiple add one, a chorizo and egg hash which sounds amazing and a shakshuka.
See the full menu here, and wash it down with a coffee, juice or breakfast cocktail. I loved the Red Snapper.
Mason & Rye
More cafe style than restaurant Mason & Rye in Fenwick’s food hall is good for a quick smaller bite or even takeaway. A pastry or eggs on toast style breakfast is on offer here, with coffee or juice and you might also want to take a look at their cakes to takeaway for elevenses or afternoon tea – they’re pretty spectacular.
I wasn’t aware until very recently that Cote do breakfast/brunch, but it turns out they do at weekends and bank holidays. Having read the menu I now very much want to. French style of course stand out choices include traditional Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame, pain au chocolates, croissants and even a full french breakfast. I’m booking for here ASAP.
See the full Cote menu here.
A clean eating choice near Central Arcade the Naked Deli has a selection of healthier offerings, including eggs on toast, vegan options, smoothie bowls with granola and a good range of superfood smoothies. My favourite is the açai super berry which is thick enough to be a meal in itself. They also have locations in Heaton and Gosforth too.
Pink Lane Coffee
A fabulous little cafe tucked away not far from central station. Trust me when I say to give the Starbucks and Costa chains a miss if you have time to kill before a train and head here instead. A big choice of freshly brewed coffee, but also a breakfast menu that includes porridge, yoghurts, feta and tomatoes on toast, croissants and pastries. Sit in or takeaway.
Every flavour crepe you could possibly imagine at Crepeaffaire, downstairs at the bottom end of Eldon square by the escalators. Sweet or savoury there isn’t a topping you could want that they don’t have, and they also offer waffles and vegan choices too. Sit in or takeaway available.
Olive & Bean
A deli style cafe open from 8am on Clayton Street the Olive & Bean menu is huge! Offering all the usual suspects for a breakfast menu plus things like eggy bread, bagels, smoothies and shakes – good luck choosing what you’ll have.
A bakery in the Grainger Market but the products are so tasty it’s a good option for something quick on the go. Brioche, croissants, pain au chocolates and even Danish pastries are on offer. Freshly baked and it all smells amazing.
This is the new cafe in John Lewis on the first floor, and it’s pretty cute. A family run business Ori brings Mediterranean flavours through its fresh sandwiches, pastries and salads. I’ve not been yet but it’s another department store option in Eldon square.
A specialist coffee shop but they also have a decent food menu for breakfast, including a few variations of avocado (Mexican and Italian), eggs a few ways and even burritos. See the full menu here.
Places to Get Breakfast on the Quayside
I’m guilty of having not actually been here myself because I can never be bothered to stand in the big queue outside, but that should give you an idea of how popular it is. I recently recommended it to some friends who were staying on the quayside and they went as far as saying it was the best breakfast they’ve ever had. Find things like boiled egg and soldiers, Danish pastries, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and even cereals on the menu.
My favourite hotel breakfast the Malmaison always delivers, especially on the eggs benedict. If you’re there at the weekend then go for the bottomless brunch option as it’s really good value.
For another breakfast with a view you can’t beat SIX at the Baltic. Their breakfast menu is as good as the view with all the usual suspects and even a hash brown with eggs and ketchup on there.
On Queen street this little cafe is known for being cheap, cheerful, dog friendly and great service.
I really want this place to open again soon, and when they do you really should visit for breakfast. Sit at the high bench in the window and enjoy a fruit salad, croissant or eggs on toast with a strong coffee.
Read about how good I think St Vincent’s is here.
Where to get Breakfast in Jesmond
An old favourite in Jesmond Arlo is always so popular, with the locals not just students and it’s a perk that you can sit outside here too. They have blankets and heaters, but it’s the food that will really warm to up. Their full English is a god send on a hangover, but their porridge is also delicious and the eggs which you can obviously have all ways. I’ve also had the home made granola before which was nice too.
Another great spot on Brentwood Avenue, cakes may be their speciality and I really would get one to takeaway, but breakfast is also on the menu and includes breakfast in a jar – yoghurt, berry compote, granola, avocado on toast which is actually one of the better ones I’ve had in Newcastle considering you can get this everywhere, bagels which are delicious and even good old beans on toast.
This little bakery and cafe on Clayton Road is very cute, and they do a mean bacon sandwich. In addition you can get pastries, or even a takeaway breakfast box.
I love Jam Jar, not just for their bottomless brunch but their actual daily breakfast menu is pretty good. One of the only ones with French Toast served either sweet or savoury, some clean options, omelettes and some good comfort food too.
Read the menu here.
There are three of these cafes – Jesmond, New Bridge Street and Gosforth and the breakfast menu is amazing at all of them. Everything you’d want, including vegetarian and vegan options, pancake stacks and even a 1901 special – sausage, chorizo, fried egg, American cheese, chipotle jam, crispy onions in a brioche or bagel.
Where to get breakfast in Ouseburn
This industrial style cafe has a few good breakfast dishes, including locally named Local Hero full English, shakshuka, beans on toast and a plant based choice. I’ve also been told the cocktails are good.
I really like this little place, another industrial cafe that’s also a pottery studio. Most of their breakfast dishes are sourdough with various toppings, including scrambled eggs, halloumi and avocado.
The Factory Kitchen
The Biscuit Factory cafe is on the top floor of the art gallery, and they offer high quality seasonal food all day, including breakfast. Choose from eggs Benedict, shakshuka, sourdough toast and wash it down with an espresso martini. If the weather is good enjoy it on the rooftop terrace.
Breakfast Choices in Heaton
Another one that has queues down the street every day, people will wait for ages for a table here. I’ve had the full English and the hash browns were memorable, and also the fresh smoothies of the day are good too.
From the same people as Quay Ingredient so you can expect the same quality of locally sourced food. They’re right by heaton park too so perfect for before or after a walk.
Fork in the Rose
Heaton Roads newest cafe and it’s also a florist, so you can enjoy your coffee and cake in beautiful surroundings from 8:30 every day. They’re also dog friendly.
Monsieur Crêpe Cafe
A french crepe cafe in high Heaton that serves breakfast all day. While the crepes look great, they also serve American style stack pancakes in all flavours including banana and salted caramel, chocolate and hazelnut and bacon with maple syrup. Sounds amazing!
So if you’re looking for places to get breakfast in Newcastle hopefully I’ve given you plenty of choice. And I hope you’re hungry.
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