13 of the best independent cafes for a good cuppa in South Tyneside

Nothing beats a good cuppa and South Tyneside has plenty of coffee houses and cafes where you can pick up a brew and a light bite.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 1:18 pm
We've rounded up some of our favourite places for a brew across South Tyneside.

If you fancy supporting an independent business, we’ve rounded up some of the best in the area, in no particular order.

This charming coffee house has one of the prettiest settings in the area, within Jarrow Hall House. Expect superfood salads, colourful cakes and great coffee. It's particularly good for catering for vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
One of the most historic sites in the area, enjoy a cuppa surrounded by cliffs at The Grotto. Not just a bar and restaurant, the cafe side of the business serves coffee, tea and snacks every day from 10am.

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Large windows overlooking the Tyne make this a particularly pleasant spot for a cuppa and a teacake.
This independent restaurant, cafe and wine bar draws in people from around the region thanks to its excellent charcuterie, cheeses and coffee from Ouseburn Coffee Co. In warmer months you can enjoy a brew in the community garden outside.
If you're down the seafront this landmark hotel is an ideal spot for a cuppa en route to The Groyne.
Catch up with friends over a cappucino at this landmark Shields venue. Teas, coffees and food is served every day from 10am till late at Dame Bella's.
If you've got your four-legged friend in tow, this is a great spot for a post beach-walk proper cuppa and a slice of cake. There's even a log burner to warm you up.
Sea Change first opened its doors last spring as a cafe and community venue with a difference - offering quality food, real-world employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities, and a wide variety of social activities
This family-run cafe and bistro is full of character and a great little spot for a cappuccino and brunch. It's also worth looking out for its restaurant nights.
Currently riding high at No 1 for South Shields coffee shops, The Clifton is perfect for a cuppa and some brunch, which is served until 3pm. Afternoon teas are also good here.
Expect big breakfasts and even bigger afternoon teas at this cafe in Laygate
Expect great views of the park, pond and miniature railway with your cuppa at this friendly spot within South Marine Park. There's a good choice of lattes and hot drinks and, as you'd expect from a Minchellas, ice cream too.
An ice cream parlour, as well as a coffee shop, Scoop & Bean offers great value and plenty of flavours.