Newcastle’s Best Brunches



Ah, brunch. The perfect lazy weekend meal, an excuse to indulge safe in the knowledge that you can double your calories as you’re combining two meals – am I right? Newcastle has some great places to enjoy a spot of brunch, whether you fancy the traditional Eggs Benedict, American waffles or smashed avocado.

Here is our pick of the best places for brunch in the Toon.

Ernest

This cool cafe in the Ouseburn area has a very chilled, comfortable vibe. There are board games and books to help yourself too while enjoying a leisurely brunch (served till 3pm, perfect for those who like a lie in!) They have an awesome selection of brunch dishes including Craster kippers (pictured) and Chorizo or Halloumi Hash Bowls – chunks of spicy chorizo or halloumi (or both) with herby fried potatoes, red onion, spinach topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce (£8.50). Wash it down with a Bloody Mary or mimosa!

Craster Kippers at Ernest

Brunch served 10am – 3pm every day.
Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1AP

Factory Kitchen

Set within the Biscuit Factory art gallery, the Factory Kitchen has had a revamp recently and offers some great brunch dishes and great views across Newcastle. The smashed avocado and poached eggs on sourdough with chilli flakes and lemon (£7) is perfect for a delicious and healthy start to the day. Why not take a stroll around the gallery when you’ve finished?

Smashed avocado at Factory Kitchen

Brunch served till 12pm every day. The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN

Quay Ingredient

One of Newcastle’s brunch staples, Quay Ingredient does what it does well and has recently opened a sister café, Heaton Ingredient. The small café feels cosy but not claustrophobic thanks to their cool décor and high ceilings. Their brunch menu has a great selection of classics along with some twists like Scrambled Eggs with White Truffle Oil with Toasted Brioche and Jam (£5.95).

Brunch at Quay Ingredient

Brunch served weekdays until 11:30am and all day at the weekend and on Bank Holidays.
No 4 Queen Street, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3UG (They also have a Heaton branch).

Violets

A relatively new addition to the Quayside, Violets is an adorable little café run by Abbie Atkinson, wife of Kenny and co-owner of Michelin-starred House of Tides round the corner.

Everything is beautifully instagramable, from the perfect coffees and table décor to the expertly crafted cakes and afternoon teas. They do a great selection of brunch dishes including homemade buttermilk waffles with various toppings including seasonal fruits, lemon mascarpone cream & nut granola crunch (£8.95) or oak smoked salmon, avocado, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce (£11.95). The most expensive venue on the list but worth it.

waffle at Violets Newcastle
Seasonal fruits waffle at Violets. Pic credit: Violets cafe

Brunch served until 12.30pm (but waffles are also on the lunch menu). Violets Cafe, 5-7 Side, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE

Naked Deli

Just a few miles outside of Newcastle in Heaton, Naked Deli is a great little café with a selection of healthy and delicious dishes. Try the Mexican eggs (huevos rancheros) served with avocado and naked sriracha (£6) for a virtuous brunch with a kick. They even do a naked full English featuring organic sausages, eggs and bacon, sweet potato hash browns and clean beans….. yum!

Brunch at Naked Deli Heaton
Chicken egg BLT at Naked Deli (pic credit The Naked Deli)

Brunch served until 11.30am. Naked Deli, 231 Chillingham Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5LJ (they also have a Gosforth branch).

Have we missed any of your favourite brunch spots? Let us know in the comments!

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