The Baker Street Kitchen
With an emphasis on homemade food, this café is well worth a visit for hot sandwiches, omelettes and huge jacket potatoes.
159 Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2PX 01642 210404 www.thebakerstreetkitchen.co.uk
The Earl of Pitt Street
This independent bar has just opened and already developed quite a following for their fantastic beers and hearty meals.
70 Pitt Street, Newcastle NE4 5TA 07922 634297
The Grainger Market
New eateries include the authentic Nan Bei Chinese dumpling and tea bar, La Petite Creperie selling crepes and galettes, and Turkish eatery Fez Food. Bon appetit!
Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5JQ www.graingermarket.org.uk
Nood Food Emporium
Organic meats, fruits and vegetables are on the menu at clean-eating Nood Food. Fill up and feel good.
39 Market Street, Alnwick NE66 2JJ 01665 606601 www.noodfoodemporium.com
Drop into the Post Box café and you’ll find fantastic coffee, cakes and light bites served in quirky, modern surroundings.
11 Main Street, Ponteland NE20 9NH 07813 989325 www.postboxponteland.co.uk
Arriba! Arriba! The colourful Little Mexico serves authentic tacos, quesadillas, nachos and Mexican coffee.
4a Market Street, Hexham NE46 3NU www.facebook.com/littlemexicohexham