The independent cafés to visit on your daily walk | Living North

The independent cafés to visit on your daily walk


Want to support local (and treat yourself) when you head out for your daily exercise? These cafés have you covered

Bettys Café Tea Rooms, Northallerton, Harrogate, York and Ilkley
There are six Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Yorkshire, where you can indulge in handmade bread, cakes and chocolates from their own craft bakery. Expect the finest teas and coffees and delicious freshly prepared Swiss-Yorkshire savoury specialities. All stores except Bettys Stonegate remain open for an order and collect service, so you don’t have to miss out on the goodness.

Bison Coffee House, York
This independent coffee house serves up delicious Hasbean Coffee and will remain open seven days a week for takeaway and click and collect throughout lockdown, whilst adhering to government guidelines. When you pop by for your hot drink, don’t forget to try their mouth-watering millionaire shortbread brownie, which pairs perfectly with a hot chocolate.

Brew and Bite, Heaton
Following their success in Lockdown 1.0, speciality coffee house Brew & Bite are offering more than just seriously good coffee. From toasties, brioches and bagels to cruffins (that’s a cross between a croissant and a muffin), loaves and cakes, the team have also set up shop with all of your essentials, including eggs, milk, pasta and flour. 

Cake Stories, Jesmond
This family-run coffee house and cakery has taken things curb-side to satisfy your coffee cravings. There are 23 different flavours of loose-leaf tea on offer too, alongside speciality hot chocolates (hello, chocolate orange), and an array of sweet treats. 

Coffee on the Crescent, Leeds
Fresh savouries, sandwiches, homemade soups and creative cakes are served daily here. Now, more than ever, whether you just need to see a friendly face, grab a loaf to take home or simply get your favourite hug in a mug, Coffee on the Crescent aim to be here for you.

Cole Kitchen, Sunderland
This speciality coffee house love all of the good things in life – good coffee, good tea and good food. Operating a new click and collect service, call up and order from their menu of smoothies, loose leaf teas, frappes, kombuchas, and coffees – courtesy of Climpson & Sons – alongside fresh daily specials, from bacon, egg, smoked cheddar and chilli jam brioche sarnies, to beetroot burgers.

Flat White Kitchen, Durham
Whilst the Kitchen doors at Durhams reining breakfast spot remain closed, they are running a takeaway service offering everything from pancakes to Yorkshire pudding wraps to go – alongside great coffee, of course.

Marshalls Cafe, Berwick
This family-run café in Berwick is well-stocked with homemade cakes and treats. Call in for brownies and coffees to go, or (if the health kick is in full swing) an overnight oat pot with chia, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of honey.

Muse Continental Café, Yarm
Muse are known for their European-inspired range of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There are plenty of options to choose from, and they’re now available to takeaway with their new ‘dine at home’ scheme. Think soufflé, risotto and a decadent cheeseboard. There’s even delicious desserts to choose from including milk chocolate mousse with winter fruits – that’s our order sorted.

Neanderthals, Norton
Refuel and renourish on your walk around the village with Neanderthals’ collection service from their new location on Leven Road. They’re a casual day-time eatery serving a unique and healthy menu including sumptuous brunch and Buddha bowls – which are now all available to collect and take home, so there’s no excuse to avoid your healthy eating this January.

Scotts of Alnmouth, Northumberland
Open for takeaway from Friday to Sunday (and local delivery too), this deli and café is brimming with artisan bread, cheese and charcuterie, as well as fantastic coffee. Call in for a cappuccino post-bracing beach walk, and pick up your Friday-night-in essentials whilst you’re at it. You won’t regret it.

Surf Café, Tynemouth
From hot chocolates with a twist (we’re big fans of the Kinder Bueno), to coffees, teas and takeaway breakfasts, this one is a sure bet to warm up after a brisk winter walk along the coast.

Tamper Coffee, Sheffield
This coffee bar serves gourmet coffee, speciality teas, pies and pastries, sandwiches and delicious, homemade cakes – but their treats are always on trend. Take their vegan French toast with chai custard and biscoff for example – there’s plenty of choice for Veganuary and you can expect bakes from Sheffield’s The Depot Bakery in store too.

Yo Bakehouse, Malton
This artisan bakery, coffee house and eatery offers sumptuous sweet treats (including vegan and gluten-free options) to accompany their hot drinks. You’ll also find freshly-baked bread and pastries available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Wheel House, North Shields
This cosy coffee shop on the bustling North Shields Fish Quay has been operating as a takeaway since the first lockdown. Serving blends from the local Tynemouth Coffee Co, and a range of sweet treats, stop by to satisfy your caffeine needs and warm up on your daily stroll along the Quay.

Published in: January 2021

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