Cafe's in Gateshead

You will discover a range of quirky and charming cafe's in Gateshead, providing the perfect selection of pit stops to refuel after a busy morning of sight seeing or shopping. Take in the buzz of the town and sample the many offerings dotted along the vibrant Quayside or escape to a tea room nestled within a beautiful park for the quintessential British afternoon tea experience. We have whittled down a list of some of the many fabulous cafe's in the area, but you are sure to stumble across many more little gems during your stay.



1 Autumn Drive, Gateshead, NE8 2BZ

More than just a coffee shop, the Staithes Café is a community hub, perfect for relaxing and socialising with the locals. Enjoy stunning riverside views featuring the largest timber structure in Europe, Dunston Staiths. This Grade II listed structure was built in 1893 to aid the transportation of large quantities of coal to London and around the world, providing a magnificent backdrop as well as insights into the region’s rich industrial past.



Under the Tyne Bridge, Gateshead, NE8 2BH

Beneath the iconic Tyne Bridge, on the south side of the River Tyne, you will find the popular Back Yard Bike Shop. Whilst the back of the shop is dedicated to custom builds and bike servicing, the front of the shop serves as a quirky café. Tables are also scattered along the riverside for you to enjoy coffee, pastries or a slice of cake along with glorious river side views..



3E Park Road, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

Built in 1862, Saltwell Towers is a beautiful Victorian mansion located in the heart of Saltwell Park. Restored to perfection, you will find Bewicks tea rooms nestled within, complete with a terrace to admire the splendour of the surrounding gardens. Sample a traditional British cream tea or a satisfying full English breakfast. Children are also catered for with a dedicated menu and there’s even a cute children’s picnic basket option too.



Sage Gateshead Street, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

If you’re visiting the Sage in Gateshead, Sir Michael Strake Café is the ideal spot to enjoy a hot drink and light snack, along with outstanding riverside views. The Sage is one of the region’s most famous landmarks. Home to Royal Northern Sinfonia, this international music centre features local, regional and international music and artists all year round.


Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XX

If you enjoy a sweet treat, you must pop along to Beckleberries to satisfy your craving. Situated in Europe’s largest indoor shopping mall, the Metrocentre, this café is the perfect destination to refuel during a busy day of shopping. Enjoy delightful patisseries, delicious ice cream, sorbets, cakes, cheesecakes, tarts and chocolate desserts.