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  • 23rd Sep 2023
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6 indie coffee shops Newcastle wide to get your autumn brews

The seasons are shifting, which can only mean one thing – it’s pumpkin spice latte time.


Percy Park Road, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4LY

When it comes to the best coffee shops Newcastle has to offer, this quirky independent by the coast has well and truly thrown its hat into the ring.

With Scandi vibes and a relaxed, surfer-style mentality, that fresh coastal air outside and an eclectic objet d’art at every turn, the newest kid on Tynemouth’s block is a flâneur’s paradise.

Not that being by the beach means it’s just a summer destination, mind you. For us, it’s the cosiness of Regular Jo’s that really adds to its charm. Plus – the news you’ve all been waiting for – they’re officially selling pumpkin spice lattes now.



23-24 Gosforth Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1JZ

This hidden gem tucked away inside Gosforth’s shopping centre is the epitome of warm, Scandi décor and tranquil vibes – which is what we’re all about, now the seasons are turning.

Sip one of their steaming brews, crunch down on their freshly baked croissants and watch the leaves fall from the trees in the park outside – indulging all your autumn feels while you’re at it.


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18 Acorn Road, Jemsond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DJ

By locals, for locals, Jesmond’s newest coffeehouse also doubles up as an old-school corner shop, where everything they sell is – yep, you guessed it – locally-sourced.

With a huge selection of coffee beans available (we’re talking one of the best-stocked coffee shops Newcastle owns), LOCAL is a real connoisseur’s dream – and we all know autumn is officially ‘coffee season’.



The Fleming, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE

What you need to know about Burds is that, as soon as the seasons change and the nights draw in, you can rely on them to serve festive food, festive drinks and, when the chill hits, have the heating cranked up. Super cosy.

Nestled inside a historic listed gatehouse in Jesmond, one of the more quirky coffee shops Newcastle lays claim to is perfect for holing yourself up in when the weather turns. Hot brews and Burds’ all-day brunch menu will be sure to warm you up. 



Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 1BU

We’re head over handlebars for this riverside cycling café – which offers way more than bike hire, FYI.

Their locally-sourced breakfast butties are a thing of beauty, whilst naughty-but-nice slices satisfy any sweet cravings.

And let’s face it, not all autumn days are dreary – on a warmer one, sit outside on The Cycle Hub’s terrace and enjoy a perfectly secluded coffee whilst soaking in one of the best views of Newcastle.



2 Newlands Road, High West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne 

The little sister to Sandyford’s Aiden’s Kitchen (which serves up the best shakshuka we’ve ever tasted, FYI), one of the coolest new coffee shops Newcastle has seen open this year is an ideal autumn hideaway.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Little Aidan’s serves up only the finest Baristocracy brews that’ll keep that seasonal chill at bay, plus plenty of hearty breakfast and brunch staples – think pancakes and full Englishs, all Aidan’s famous egg iterations (Mexicana is our fave), and newbies like masala toasties and strawberry French toast.


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