Where in Newcastle to grab brunch this weekend

Do they do smashed avo though?

Whether you’re in desperate need of something to cure your hangover, or looking for a trendy spot to impress your mates from home, brunch is definitely the way to go.

We’ve rounded up the best Newcastle has to offer – from guilty pleasure fried breakfasts to posh eggs royale, we’ve got you covered.

Best for a fry-up



If it’s meat you’re after, Longhorns in Jesmond or the city centre is the place to go. Their two meat breakfast consists of bacon, a sausage patty and eggs accompanied by your choice of pancakes, waffles or toast.

It’s not for the faint hearted but will satisfy that bacon craving.


Nestled amongst Ernest’s extensive breakfast menu are regular and large breakfasts, available for both meat-eaters and veggies. For £7.50-£9 you’ll get the full works.

Just like your mum makes, and perfect to do away with your hangover.

Best for something sweet

 The Butterfly Cabinet

This Heaton café’s pancakes are legendary, and not without reason. Treat yourself to buttermilk, banana, chocolate or apple and cinnamon pancakes, topped off with syrup or sauce.

Definitely one for a cheat day.

Quay Ingredient


Tucked away under the Tyne Bridge, Quay Ingredient offers cinnamon pancakes and a selection of cakes and pastries alongside their more savoury options.

It can get busy on weekends so set your alarm or try their sister café Heaton Ingredient for a better chance of getting a table.

Best for good coffee

Olive and Bean


This city centre café boasts that it serves the best coffee in Newcastle, and their hand-roasted beans and organic milk certainly make for a delicious tasting brew.

Best drunk alongside something from their mouth-watering breakfast menu which offers a wide range of hot and cold brunches.

Blake’s Coffee House

Blake’s is an independent coffee house in the centre of Newcastle. Their coffee is specially blended to their own recipe and is to die for – they also serve breakfast until 2pm.

That gives you plenty of time to drag yourself out of bed and make the trip into town.

Best for veggies and vegans

Sky Apple

Between 10am and 12.30pm, this Heaton café serves veggie and vegan breakfasts to eat in or take-away. They offer traditional breakfast dishes like eggs benedict and a fry-up, made with fresh and seasonal vegetarian ingredients.

What’s more, with most dishes costing under a fiver, it won’t break the bank.

Scrumpy Willow & The Singing Kettle


Scrumpy Willow offers a selection of veggie, vegan and meat breakfasts which are available until 5pm. They stay away from meat substitutes, instead bulking out their meat-free options with components like puy lentils and spinach, and eggy bread.

The “light bites” section of their brunch menu also caters perfectly to a smaller appetite, with porridge or banana and honey on toast amongst other things.

Best for your bank balance

Frankie and Tony’s

Despite being closed on Sundays – the holy day of brunching – six days a week this popular sandwich shop, just a few minutes walk from both Newcastle and Northumbria, can provide you with all the carby goodness you need to start the day right.

Grab a bacon butty and a tea for a builder’s breakfast for just a couple of quid.



It’s the end of term, your overdraft’s bigger than your to-do list of assignments, and you’re in desperate need of mid-morning sustenance. Who you gonna call? Greggs.

Quit pretending you’re sophisticated and get a steak bake down you. You can thank us later.