As we head further into September and the autumn weather sets in (well, kind of!) we’re definitely feeling cosy vibes here at Listed. In fact, there’s no better way to celebrate this than to give you the perfect roundup of coffee shops & tearooms in the North East.
Whether it’s for a meet up with a friend or simply bringing your laptop to catch up on work, we’re sure you’ll want to go back after visiting these ideal tea and coffee spots.
Flat Caps Coffee, Newcastle
Set up 11 years ago, this well-established and beautifully decorated coffee spot is definitely a hit with locals. Its hanging plants and lights take modern decor to the next level and make it a relaxing place to chill with friends. Given the shop’s fantastic atmosphere, it’s no wonder that it has received media attention and was voted the best North East coffee shop at the inaugural English Independent Retail Awards in 2019. The Flat Caps Coffee website also has a short video series with tips and advice if you’re looking to brush up on your brewery skills!
Treats Cafe & Tea Room, Durham
Situated in Durham city centre and boasting homely interiors, this cafe might be the perfect spot for you. Whether you’re visiting the city to do some early Christmas shopping or even sightseeing, we couldn’t think of a better place to unwind. Serving delicious afternoon tea, Full English Breakfasts and a selection of other foods, you’ll want a few cups of tea or coffee to wash it down with! In fact, their website’s gallery will give you a glimpse of the mouthwatering food on offer and their positive reviews really say it all.
Rumours Coffee Shop, Middleton-in-Teesdale
If you’ve been visiting High Force Waterfall for the day or even Hamsterley Forest, this coffee shop is the perfect nearby pit stop. It has a cosy, relaxed atmosphere all year round but particularly during winter. We recommend their delicious rocky road and a hot chocolate to go with it, which will definitely warm you up. The town of Middleton-in-Teesdale is a gorgeous find too and is home to a selection of quirky, independent shops and cafes to explore.
Take a look at their Facebook.
Fifteas Vintage Tearoom, Bishop Auckland
Opening in 2016, the family-run business has become popular with locals and it’s easy to see why. This vintage find is the ideal spot for a cake and cuppa with a range of delicious treats (we recommend the peach melba!). It’s also the perfect place for lunch with tasty, picture-perfect foods. This 1950’s themed cafe has a warm, welcoming and upbeat feel to it. It’s definitely a favourite here at Listed (we’ve loved every visit). Oh, and don’t forget to try their Pumpkin Spice & Chai Latte to get you in the autumn mood.
Echo 3 Coffee House & Roastery, Darlington
A magnificent hidden gem that can be accessed through a side street in the town centre, you won’t regret this wonderful rustic find. The Star Wars-themed coffee house is a fairly new addition to the town’s eateries, having opened just over three years ago. You’ll definitely want to treat yourself to one of their freshly roasted coffees and maybe even a homemade scone or tiffin (sounds very tempting!). They also offer alternative milks (almond, coconut and soya) and vegan-friendly cakes.
Browse their Instagram.
We’ll probably be organising plenty of coffee shop & tearoom trips in the coming weeks! Tells us on our socials where your fave coffee & tea spots are – we’d love to know.