One of our favourite inventions of the 21st century is brunch and we're spoiled for choice on Park View and in the wider Whitley Bay area. We've compiled a list of the ones we've tried and tested for you to get stuck into as well.
To Sit In
Kith and Kin is our go-to cafe for delicious coffee, brunch and amazing cakes. They offer different add-on’s for each menu item meaning you can tailor your breakfast to your tastes and it’s perfect for people with specific dietary needs. We’re often in there for our Friday treat, Homer doughnuts, by Proven Goods Co, and we choose The Aussie when we choose to sit in. Be prepared to queue on a weekend, but it's worth it.
Rustic Cup are the local coffee experts serving speciality beans roasted by Baristocracy just around the corner in North Shields. They also have an exciting menu of coffee alternatives to choose from. Our favourite is their house miso caramel which is served in coffee but also in espresso martinis, yes please!
They have an all day brunch menu with a wide variety of sweet, savoury, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options to choose from, there's something to suit everyone. We usually go for the Avocado Sourdough which is delightfully topped with chimichurri, rocket, coriander, radish, lime and dukkah.
Föda is the latest addition to the Whitley Bay brunch offering and we could not be more impressed. Based a little further up in Monkseaton, this dog friendly spot serves brunch classics with a twist taking inspiration from around the globe. Their beautiful decor and relaxed atmosphere make this the best spot for a lazy, late morning meal. Our favourites include their Jenki Matcha available in a shot, short or a latte. Their shakshuka is to die for and can be made vegan or you can add n'duja.
To Take Away
Pure Knead is an artisan bakery right on our doorstep. Their croissants are unbeatable in our eyes and they're the perfect grab and go breakfast. They also have a choice of sandwiches that change every day, a variety of freshly baked cakes and their signature sourdough loaf makes the perfect toast for your weekend treat. Since their move into bigger premises, Pure Knead has some casual seating so you can grab a coffee and cake and enjoy inside too.
The Sustenance Society started with a stall at Whitley Bay metro station every Sunday morning where we would grab a pastry on the way to the shop but they've recently opened their very own micro bakery on Whitley Road. Their filled danishes with jam and custard are light and creamy deliciousness in a little parcel and their fougasse makes the perfect savoury breakfast treat to grab and go too.
Pablo Eggs-Go-Bao is the home of the unforgettable breakfast bao and we've been known to join the perpetual queue that forms outside of it on a morning. It’s an omlette, hash brown, american style cheese and sausage (optional) nestled in a pillowy bao bun and topped with sriracha mayo. If this doesn’t cure your hangover then nothing will.
Happy Brunching Whitley Baes.