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Six Great Cafes to Try in Northumberland This Summer Top: The Market Place | The Drift Café Bottom: Nelson's at the Park | Capheaton Village Tearoom | The Running Fox
Eat and Drink
June 2024
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Who could resist a trip to one of these cosy cafes?

Whether you're taking a stroll along the beach, out walking the pooch or just fancy treating yourself, here are six great cafés to try in Northumberland.
Cake at Capheaton Village Tearoom Capheaton Village Tearoom

Capheaton Village Tearoom

Capheaton Village Hall, Silver Hill, Newcastle NE19 2AA

Open Saturdays and Sundays (10am–3pm) this is a popular (and award-winning) spot for cyclists and walkers. This hugely-popular tearoom is based in the village hall which dates back 100 years. The tireless team here produce hot drinks, homemade cakes, hot and cold sandwiches and soups. They also help out the local community, with all profit going back into the village at the end of the year. For avid cyclists out there, this stop off is best enjoyed as part of the Capheaton cycle loop which takes you through the scenic Northumberland countryside.

The Drift Café

Cresswell, Northumberland NE61 5LA
01670 861599

Overlooking the beautiful sands of Druridge Bay and the Cresswell Dunes, this is a great pit stop after a walk at the coast. We recommend heading north before looping back on yourself and finishing with a hot drink and a bite to eat. The café here serves all of the staples including homemade cakes, scones, quiche and sandwiches as well as a good range of teas and coffee.

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The Market Place

1–2 Market Place West, Morpeth NE61 1HE

Following a recent refurbishment with extra seats added (and a brand new summer menu), this is a welcoming dog-friendly café for lunch and brunch. Its prime position in the very centre of Morpeth means it’s a great option to stop in for something to eat after walking the dog in nearby Carlisle Park and the menu is full of surprising takes on classic café options, including fresh smoothies and smashed banana brioche French toast.

Sandwiches at Nelson's at the Park Nelson's at the Park

The Running Fox

Felton, Longframlington, Shilbottle, Longhoughton, Kirkharle
01665 660721

Now with a fifth location up and running at Kirkharle Courtyard, The Running Fox is slowly but surely taking over Northumberland, and we’re not complaining. This much loved bakery-cum-coffee shop serves hearty breakfasts, freshly baked pies and quiche, soup, sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes. Don’t miss their generously-portioned afternoon tea.


The Old Chandlery, Coquet Street, Amble NE65 0DJ
01665 710890

The ultimate destination for a coastal treat in Northumberland, the award-winning Spurreli has set a high standard at its picturesque spot in Amble. Their artisan ice cream is made using high-quality milk and cream from local producers and comes in a variety of flavours which are regularly updated. There’s plenty to enjoy besides their ice cream too, including homemade cakes, sweet treats and hot drinks.

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Nelson's at the Park

Swarland, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 9BQ
01670 787600

Expect fresh salads, homemade cakes and a great new range of sandwiches for the summer at this dog-friendly café. The whole family can gather here whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors, and it’s just a stone’s throw from local woodland, a children’s play area, tennis courts and a bowling green. They always source their ingredients from local suppliers where possible and we love the sourdough ‘flatties’ at lunch.

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