Cafes in South Shields

The charming coastal town of South Shield boasts a variety of cafes and coffee houses to delight. Conveniently scattered throughout the town and along the picturesque coastline you are sure to stumble across a number of hidden gems throughout your stay. Refuel with coffee, a light lunch or go all out with a sugar rush by sampling some of the region's famous, award winning ice cream. With so many coffee shops and tearooms to choose from, we've whittled down a hand picked list to give you an overview of just some of the delights this stunning town has to offer. 



9-11 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2HT

Gracing South Tyneside with the most delicious ice cream since 1942, Minchella & Co. is regarded as an institution in the region. Enjoy award winning ice cream in a spectacular, luxury sundae, a delicious milk shake or take out a stacked sugar cone of fabulous flavours to be devoured as you stroll along the coast.



Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

This gorgeous independent coffee house is situated within a grand 18th century Grade II listed manor house, on the Jarrow Hall Anglo Saxon farm, village and museum site. Be sure to drop by for a delightful afternoon tea, a light lunch or a traditional freshly baked scone and hot cup of coffee. The inclusive menu caters to vegan and gluten free requirements ensuring that there is something for everyone.



158 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JF

Sea Change is a café and arts venue, located on Ocean Road in South Shields. As well as offering great food and drink, the Sea Change café also provides sustainable employment to people with Autism and Learning Disabilities. Choose from a vegetarian and vegan friendly menu with delicious dishes such as Mediterranean kebabs, as well as plant based burgers and pies.



45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

Café @ The Word is situated in a state-of-the-art cultural venue, in the heart of South Shields. Take in the sensational modern surroundings with lunch, breakfast or a light snack. There are also convenient children’s lunch boxes available for little ones too.



101 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL

The Clifton Cafe is conveniently located just a few minutes from the beach, in the centre of South Shields. This popular, local favourite is a great choice for a spot for brunch, a light snack or an indulgent afternoon tea, all topped off with a leisurely stroll along South Tyneside’s beautiful coastline.