The bistro/bar has had a mini makeover since the last time we visited but still has the same almost bohemian vibe. Think squishy red sofas, oak tables, Moroccan lanterns and bejewelled candle holders.
The breakfast menu has something for everybody. I was almost tempted to order the Canadian breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup and crispy bacon however I remembered how much I used to love the sausage sandwiches here (made with handmade Cumberland sausages) and could not resist ordering them again.
Hubby ordered a traditional full English which was packed with locally sourced produce including Doreen's famous Thirsk black pudding. It was a steal at only £5.
Tea and coffee were superb and free refills are offered between 9am-12noon.
Children are well catered for and I was pleased to see 'toy corner' behind the bar had been updated with new toys and books which children can help themselves to. There is a special children's breakfast on the menu (any 4 items for £3.80) but Jack asked for crumpets today.
Service was very friendly and we were made to feel welcome. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and people were also enjoying drinks to takeaway and in the outdoor seating area. I like how dog walkers aren't excluded either and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Our breakfast's were absolutely delicious. You can absolutely taste the quality. Luis bistro is certainly back on our list of places to visit whilst in Tynemouth.