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Tour of the North: New openings this October

Our round-up of the hottest new openings in the North East this month.

Written by High Life North
Published 06.10.2020
Grate Jesmond
Grate Jesmond

Grate, Jesmond

Cheese lovers rejoice – a new independent cheese shop is in town, selling local, regional and continental cheeses as well as a selection of accompaniments.

This is an exciting addition to Jesmond Road, just across the road from another of our favs, Something Good – we think these shops will work really well together and are providing great independent shopping options to Newcastle.

Moz, the owner, has worked really hard to get the shop ready for opening and is going to be taking requests for cheese from customers. 

252 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, NE2 1LD

Open Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday: 12noon – 3.00pm.

Check it out

Fork in the Rose Heaton
Fork in the Rose Heaton

Fork in the rose, Heaton

The first and only cafe florist in the North East has opened on Heaton Road. Grab your coffee and get a flower fix at the same time at this eco-conscious and family-friendly new venue.

Dogs are welcome too so this really is somewhere that the whole family can enjoy! 

Good coffee, tasty treats and beautiful plants – what more could we ask for? Book now for Christmas wreath making workshops. 

63 Heaton Road, NE6 5HE

Open Tuesday – Saturday: 8.30am – 6.00pm and Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Check it out

Coffeehaus Sunderland
Coffeehaus Sunderland

Coffeehaus, Sunderland

The coolest coffee shop to hit Sunderland in a long time, Coffeehaus has now opened with a soft launch, offering takeout coffee and delicious bakes.

Show your support and watch out for more to come – we can’t wait to be able to go and hang out there.

St Thomas Street, SR1 1QD

Open Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 4.00pm and Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Check it out

Dot Bagels, Heaton

Another fantastic foodie addition to Heaton, Dot Bagels is the sister company of Brew & Bite, making fresh bagels in small batches with high-quality ingredients.

With mouth-watering breakfast, savoury and sweet menus, this is the place to go for some delicious comfort food.

Not only that, but they are a real small business champion in the North East.

250 Chillingham Road, Heaton, NE6 5LQ

Open Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Check it out

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