Lost & Found
Perfect for indulgence…
For a brunch experience with a 1920s twist – let us introduce you to Lost & Found, an endearing eatery less than a year old located on Heaton Road.
An intimate space decked out in all things vintage, it’s the most charming of backdrops certain to appeal to diners of all ages, with beautiful wall tiles, art deco lighting, antique furnishings and – a little tip from us – don’t forget to look up at the ceiling! It feels almost like you should be donning a flapper dress as you sashay through the front door.
The brunch menu is problematic in that there’s so much deliciousness to choose from, whether sweet or savoury is your vice. We can personally vouch for the restaurant’s stack of fluffy American style pancakes topped with crunchy granola, berry compote, whipped mascarpone and elderflower syrup – scrumptious beyond words. The rose bud tea is also worth a try, and aside from looking oh so pretty in a glass teapot, it tasted wonderfully refreshing too.
Kith & Kin
Perfect for foodies…
Kith & Kin is an effortlessly sophisticated coffee and kitchen style cafe in Whitley Bay, headed up by 20-something local gal, Eve Jones. Inside, the decor is minimal and crisp, like something straight from a Scandi-inspired Pinterest board. It’s chic, it’s cosy and it’s got Instagram stories written all over it!
The menu takes inspiration from Eve’s travels, so look out for some rather exciting flavour combinations and ingredients, not to mention perfectly presented plates. Switching things up from your standard brunch-time grub, expect dishes like the Mexican breakfast, corn and buckwheat fritters, shakshuka, the Kith & Kin steak sarnie, and blood orange and ricotta French toast. But if you like to keep your brunching efforts simple – poached eggs, the classic bacon butty and avocado on sourdough also feature on its changing menu.
Kith & Kin also shows its support for other local independents, stocking Easy Teasy teas, meat from Nicholson’s Butchers and coffee from Pink Lane, too. But with a name that means ‘one’s friends and relations’ we wouldn’t expect anything else!
The Naked Deli
Perfect for healthy eating…
The Naked Deli is all about clean eating, with fabulous little cafes in Heaton and Gosforth, plus a kiosk for food on the go in Fenwick Food Hall. Everything is freshly prepared at the deli’s Gosforth site using unprocessed, whole foods, plus the team only ever cooks with organic coconut oil.
The breakfast menu is packed full of brunchy goodness – think acai bowls, organic omelettes, porridge, protein bancakes (a simple mix of banana, egg and whey with a variety of toppings) and avocado toast. You’ll even find the Naked Deli’s take on the classic English, with grilled bacon, poached eggs, sweet potato hash brown, lorne sausage, Ezekiel toast, Naked beans, spinach and mushroom.
Its mains are ever so healthy too – featuring everything from wraps and sweet potato jackets to burgers and skewers, made with its signature (and very tasty) Naked rub.
As for its Naked Treats – these are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth and, best of all, they’re gluten and dairy-free with no refined sugar in sight. But there’s no sacrifice on the flavour front – these dinky delights are just as scrummy as any regular brownie or cheesecake that you’ll indulge in elsewhere.
With brunching now officially the highlight to our weekends, we’d love to know – what are your favourite North East brunch spots? Leave your suggestions below!