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Monday, 26 January 2015

Breakfast at Tyneside Bar Cafe

Regular readers will know that we are always looking for places in Newcastle that serve a fabulous breakfast. It is a little weekly routine of ours to visit The Grainger Market and stock up on groceries followed by trying somewhere new for a child-free breakfast and some decent coffee. Chloe from New Girl in Toon recommended the Tyneside Bar Cafe (read her fabulous post featuring weekend brunch here) and as soon as we stepped inside I cannot believe I hadn't paid the bar-cafe a visit any earlier.


Conveniently located just 30 seconds away from Grey's Monument, The Tyneside Bar Cafe has a definite arty feel to it, but not in a way that is pretentious or makes you feel like you're not part of something - in fact the opposite is true. There were people from all walks of life enjoying coffee and a paper and the eclectic crowd only added to the relaxed and interesting ambience.


Although a door and a wall separate you from the main cinema you are still very much reminded that the bar cafe is part of the Tyneside cinema. Large red curtains surround one area of the bar which is sometimes used for live performances and free cinema screenings (check out events listings here), you will hear independent movie soundtracks being played in the background and the walls are adorned with cinema screening times and events coming up. I love sitting in a place where there is so much to look at to feed the mind a little.



The breakfast menu is small but features favourites such as crispy bacon sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and even egg and soldiers. We ordered at the bar and our eyes could not help but be drawn to the specials boards. Grilled mackrel, cured beetroot and watercress salad, homemade soup of the day and house BBQ sausage with red root slaw and fries all sound amazing! We have made a mental note to return for lunch with our youngest son soon (they have a kids menu too).

The coffee is organic and fairtrade and provided by a local firm in Durham. Tea is provided by Ringtons (they serve a good selection of fruit and herbal teas too). If I ever find myself in town by myself I imagine it would be lovely to sit in the bar cafe to enjoy a quality cup of coffee with a few bar snacks.  

Our food arrived in good time and we were served by one of the politest people I have ever met. He was lovely (as were all of the staff we encountered) and really made the effort to ensure we had everything we needed. 

Crispy Bacon Sandwich with HP Brown Sauce - £4.75


Avocado and Chilli on Toast with a poached egg £5.50

Our food was absolutely perfect! My bacon sandwich was true to it's word - delicious and crispy and Steve's poached egg on toast was beautiful (as you can see by the pictures). The Tyneside Bar Cafe is a place we'll definitely be re-visiting sooner rather than later. Breakfast is served 8am-11:30am Monday-Friday and a weekend brunch menu is served from 9am on a Saturday and 10am on a Sunday.

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28 comments

  1. This looks like such a cool place, I really want to try it! Dippy eggs and soldiers have got me sold haha! Great post!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I genuinely can't wait to return for lunch :D

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  2. Thanks for the shout out :) I'm so glad you loved it, I still need to go back and accept my own challenge of working my way down the entire breakfast menu whilst watching a film :)

    Chloe x

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    1. Can't think of a better challenge :D xx

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    2. I did not even know there was a cafe in there and would never have thought of going there for breakfast xx

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    3. It's definitely worth a trip - I can't wait to re-visit soon with Jack for lunch

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  3. yep you have certainly found my ideal meal ,mushy peas with drippy egg on top, my family would love this x

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  4. I haven't been here for years. I used to go for a cup of hot chocolate, they made amazing hot chocolate. Will have to pop in

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    1. The problem with being a coffee fiend like myself is I never get the chance to try hot chocolates! I bet they're just as nice now as they were then x

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  5. The avocado toast just looks out of this world - I am going to have to try and recreate that!

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    1. Oh yes - I bet it would be fairly easy to recreate at home x

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  6. I love Avocado for breakfast, I even wrote about it in my latest blog post. So I will most definitely be trying The Poached Egg, Guacamole on Toast. Unfortunately Newcastle is a bit far for breakfast but if we are ever there I know where I will be going for breakfast.

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  7. Ooooh the avocado and chilli on toast with the poached egg looks delicious! x #TastyTuesdays

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    1. It certainly is (well hubby said it was - unfortunately for me I don't like eggs)

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  8. I don't like eggs either! Crispy bacon roll for me every time though...looks like a great find

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    1. Can't beat a bacon roll with brown sauce! Yum

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  9. Wow, you are right. This food looks perfect, no doubt about it.

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    1. Thanks - I can't wait to return for lunch soon x

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    2. Thanks - I can't wait to return for lunch soon x

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  10. Yummy breakfast/brunch and so important that waitering staff are polite. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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    1. It is important and makes all the difference - I can't wait to return for lunch

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  11. Wow this food looks really amazing! #tastytuesdays

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