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35 South Promenade | Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2JG, England
+44 191 456 1905
09:00 - 05:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely little place this is. Took there by my daughter and her partner who live in the area. Do lots of different toasties but my husband and I had the roll with hot roasted ham and hot pease pudding. Never tried this before but was lovely. Coffees are nice, the ice cream sundaes look amazing, something for a... More 

Thank Linilin
Stanley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This review is for Minchella and Co. on Ocean Road in South Shields. I used to come here as a child, years ago and I loved it. The ice cream was a treat and the lady serving us was always there and always smiling. I went back today with my husband. It's still very similar inside. Nowadays sadly, other things... More 

Thank FairyAngelican
South Shields, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We regularly stop here for an ice cream or coffee, it is open at 8.30 for outside sales and inside at 9 . The ice cream is a local legend and we never fail to take visiting relatives . The staff are pleasant and efficient even when under pressure as this is a very popular stopover with dog walkers ,water... More 

Thank tynesalmon
Province of Alicante, Spain
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184 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Looking at the reviews, scores of five and four you'd expect a boutique restaurant but this venue is merely a snack cafe selling coffee/Tea, ice cream, toasties etc. The service is good as is the outdoor scenery, decor and coffee. Great place to stop off at while walking the beach or promenade.

1 Thank Brian R
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Problems getting served...but worth the wait (the place is so pooular). Best ice cream in town and proper coffee. This place serves toasties and snacks and they do it well. Nice views and during the summer days the area is busy with people enjoying the warm sunshine. During the winter sit inside and look out at the beach and the... More 

Thank Philip D
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Best place in South Tyneside for ice-cream and coffees . Most tasty ice cream with red sauce and waffles . Great sea views and easy to park in Road on a meters a penny per min . Outdoor seating for people with dogs

Thank Steve L
South Tyneside
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've taken to visit this cafe on a regular basis with a friend of mine. I always choose the same thing; a fruit scone with tea. The quality of the food is pretty good. The scones aren't the biggest or the best I've ever had, but they're certainly good enough. The tea is always good too; none of that vile... More 

Thank Phalfanatic
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely! Corned beef toasties yum! Chocolate nut Sunday even better! The three of us loved it. One of my favourite places.

Thank Jane S
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

all the family popped into this little place right on the sea front what a beaautiful find, tea coffee toasties and lots more, lovely staff so happy to help you enjoy your experience in this lovely little town i will be visiting again very soon with my family, what beautiful coast line to.

Thank juliahassan
South Shields, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am going to have to keep going back lemonade and ice cream in a tall glass with spoon in so the froth comes over the rim of the glass this is a memory from childhood love it the place is clean and tidy the staff are so friendly and I don't care if it's freezing cold our hot hot... More 

Thank Janette T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 South Promenade | Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 456 1905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?