A cosy cup of hot chocolate, an aromatic coffee or a refreshing cup of tea (and cake) is always a great idea no matter the time of day!

You can find a selection of quaint tea shops, and cafes which sell hearty breakfasts, and light lunches at affordable prices across all corners of the Tees Valley.

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Badgers Cafe and Cocktail Bar

Badger’s is a trendy cafe during the day, vibrant cocktail and wine bar at night, and brings a taste of urban chic to the historic market town of Guisborough in North Yorkshire. It is situated close to the Cleveland Way and many popular forestry footpaths and cycling routes. Walkers, cyclists and dogs are welcome at […]

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Baker Street Kitchen

On the corner of Baker Street and Albert Road, a friendly, social, casual coffee bar & bistro. Serving their own blend of coffee, loose leaf tea’s, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch. On Sundays you will be able to treat yourself to a roast dinner! There is a great selection of excellent cakes too! Fully licensed serving lager, spirits, wine and cider.

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Bentley’s Coffee Shop

Welcome to Bentley’s, an independent, family-run coffee shop serving locally sourced coffee, tea, light bites and sweet treats, based in the Parkway Shopping Centre and Middlesbrough Sports Village.

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Biancos Deli

Nestled in amongst the bars and restaurants at Navigation Point, a diner in a hurry should seek out Biancos. This family run establishment carries forward the warmth and friendliness of previous generations who have long served the people of Hartlepool. With a distinctive ‘New-York’ feel, Biancos mixes a busy take-away service for those tight on […]

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Borrelli Delicatessen

Borrelli is an Italian deli and cafe sitiated in Yarm.  It is a great place for take away food or sit in snack/meal. It serves coffees and paninis, italian meats, cheeses and olives as well as a range of italian sweet treats

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Cafe Etch

Cafe Etch is an independent coffee shop located in Middlesbrough serving a selection of delicious hot drinks and food.

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Café Italissimo

Café Italissimo is an Italian inspired café and Deli serving Italian coffee and sweet treats.

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Cafe Nossa

Cafe Nossa is another amazing independent business to join Yarm’s award-winning High Street. If you’re looking for food and drink with some Mediterranean flare, Café Nossa is a Portuguese Deli providing you with all of the products you need, so you can fill up on everything from fine wines and cheese, to tasty pastries and meat […]

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Cats Wiskers Coffee Shop & Bistro

Cat Wiskers has a popular menu with a choice of traditional home made cooking and an extensive selection of refreshments. At Cat Wiskers you will always be greeted with a friendly sincere welcome.Type of Cuisine:Italian, English & Vegetarian

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Creams

The Creams story is one of passion, commitment… and big flamboyant desserts. It took many years of research and tasting gelato, waffles and crepes to perfect the concept. The Middlesbrough branch is a popular choice throughout the week and great for a special occasion!

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Daisy-Mae’s Vintage Tea Room

Daisy-Mae’s Vintage Tea Room is a chic English vintage tea room, enjoy an elegant experience at a reasonable price. The Tea Room will also be selling art works and handcrafts too.

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Georgian Theatre Bar

The Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees is Tees Valley’s longest running independent music venues and one of finest in North East England. Alongside its great programme of live music there is also a welcoming bar which is a cosy space to meet and chat and offers a great selection of food – as well as some of the finest real ales, […]

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Hatch Luncheonette

Hatch Luncheonette is a licensed coffee house serving ethically sourced, locally roasted Rountons coffee from a SanRemo Cafe Racer. Also serving breakfast and lunch.

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Imperial Express Cafe

Imperial Express is a continental cafe serving a variety of foods and specialising in Italian wines.

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Lyla Belle’s

Lyla Belle’s is a family run cafe based at Teesbay Retail Park and is a sustainable and environmentally friendly local business. Why not pop by to try a wide range of breakfasts, lunches, sweet treats and hot drinks?

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Mannequin Cafe

The Mannequin Cafe is conveniently located on Corporation Road in the heart of Middlesbrough town centre. The cafe serves a range of delicious cakes, sandwiches, wraps and salads – perfect for a light lunch with friends or work colleagues.

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Mary Lambert

Bakery offering freshly baked bread and cakes with Café area

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Mint Hobo

Situated in the heart of Yarm’s High Street, Mint Hobo is a Licensed Coffee House. They serve their own blend of coffee exclusively blended by a local micro roastery. A variety of Mint Hobo tea, speciality hot chocolate, freshly made juice drinks, cakes (from glutenous to gluten free) and light bites are all available to eat in or take out.

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Mrs C’s Patisserie

This pink and floral themed patisserie located in Hartlepool is sure to impress. They offer artisan hot drinks, hand made sweet treats, light bites for brunch and a belly busting build your own full English breakfast.  book now for a bottomless brunch or swing by to pick yourself a delectable cake or baked good.

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Muse

Muse is a Continental cafe situated on the busy high street of Yarm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menus are made up of classic flavoursome dishes with a twist, served simply with the emphasis on quality ingredients. The restaurant also boasts a licensed pavement cafe, giving that real Parisian cafe feel… a great place […]

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Off The Ground Coffee House

At Off the Ground, the team’s focus is all about getting things done. They believe in providing a warm and welcoming space for everyone, as well as creating a hub for local projects, charities and community groups to work on making Middlesbrough an even better place to live. They also take their coffee pretty seriously and ensure […]

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Priory Coffee House & Bistro

The Priory Coffee House & Bistro is in the centre of Guisborough, the ancient capital of Cleveland. Set at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, with its many forest walks and cycle trails, it is also within easy reach of the East Coast and North Yorkshire Moors.

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Robineau Cafe & Patisserie

Robineau Cafe & Patisserie is renowned for its delectable French patisserie and celebration cakes. The cafe also serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Divine patisserie, savouries & chocolates that will make your mouth water and tummy rumble are all made on site.

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Rounton Coffee Roasters at Bedford Street Coffee House

Bedford St Coffee is a speciality coffee shop, located in the new food and drink quarter of Middlesbrough where independent businesses are putting their stamp on the area. Designed to be more of an urban coffee shop, there is a selection of coffees available as espresso and filter and they also feature some well known European roasters […]

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Signals Saltburn

Find Signals right in the heart of Saltburn. A bright, modern, welcoming café and bar established in 1986. Signals serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch, home baked cakes, and pastries using locally sourced ingredients. You can grab a cup of their Runway Coffee on the go from the Side Hatch, or while sitting and gazing out […]

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Songbird Bakery

Songbird Bakery is a local cupcake business run by Shelley and Claire, based in the Middlesbrough and Stockton area. They make cupcakes and giant cupcakes fresh to order in your choice of flavour and design: with handmade decoration to fit your theme. They can provide cupcakes for all occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, congratulations, as a thank you, […]

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Sticky Fingers Cafe & Rock Bar

Sticky Fingers is an independent Music venue and late night cafe bar in the heart of Middlesbrough offering Live Music & sports alongside Gourmet Burgers & Dogs, Pizzas & Cocktails and a wide selection of ice cold beers, coffees and delicious shakes. Friday and Saturday evenings offer live music performances and a lively atmosphere.

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Strickland and Holt Cafe

Strickland and Holt’s Cafe serves teas and coffees to go with delicious scones and cakes that are all baked in-house. Old favourites that people travel far and wide to find include the gorgeous granary Yarm Bread and the unique and best-selling Yarm Salad Dressing.

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Tea with Alice

A new neighbourhood cafe at West Park in Darlington serving delicious breakfast, hot drinks, cakes and lunch. Check out the Facebook page for updates on the menu.

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The Copper Kettle

Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea with beautiful fresh baked goods and sandwiches at The Copper Kettle. Enjoy a cooked full English breakfast with fresh pancakes and juices served in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. You could even try a weekly special, including BBQ boards and the ultimate steak sandwich!

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The Mockingbird Deli

The Mockingbird Deli sells delicious and good quality paninis, Italian meats, cheeses and olives. It also serves up scones, cakes and Italian pastries to either eat in or take away.

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The Priory Bistro

The Priory Bistro is an independent bistro situated in the heart of Guisborough which provides outstanding service and creating a fantastic atmosphere. They serve a large and loyal clientele from morning coffees and full English breakfast to an evening British Tapas Menu. In a perfectly positioned suntrap, The Priory Bistro is the ideal place to watch the […]

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The Sitting Room, Saltburn

The Sitting Room is an eclectic & vintage styled tea shop and cocktail bar. By day they serve a wide range of real-leaf teas, specialty coffee,homemade cake & scones. And by night a delicious classic and seasonal signature cocktails, craft beers and wine.

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The Tipsy Cow

Found on Acklam Road, Middlesbrough – The Tipsy Cow will offer classic Pub Food, Fine Wines, Ales and Gins. Live sports shown, Sky & BT Sports.

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The Twisted Peel

Located in a grade II listed building opposite the site of Gisborough Priory, The Twisted Peel is a micro bar specialising in the art of mixology. From classic cocktails to drinks with a twist, you will not be disappointed. Serving premium coffee and hot drinks as well as having an amazing selection of cakes to […]

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Thingy-Ma-Jigs Coffee House

Thingy-Ma-Jigs Coffee House is a small, independent family run Coffee House who uses locally roasted Coffee (Rountons) and locally provided loose leaf Tea (Ringtons) as well as using specialty teas like Matcha or flowering teas. All food is made fresh on site by owner, Bruce, and is completely gluten free, they also provide dairy free […]

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Wags & Whiskers Canine Café

Wags & Whiskers Canine Cafe is the region’s very first café for dogs and their humans. They serve a dedicated menu for dogs, as well as a wide range of human food. Woofins, Doggy Doughnuts, Cupcakes for dogs, not to mention Woof Dog Beer and fresh breath herbal tea all feature on the menu. The delicious treats contain natural […]

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Wallis & Co

Wallis & Co is a trendy Bar & Kitchen Located in the beautiful setting of Hartlepool Marina. Wallis & Co provides a warm and cosy atmosphere for diners & drinkers. Their quirky breakfast menu is available daily until late morning, followed by a delicious lunch & dinner menu with regular specials. Serving world & craft […]

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Zetland Cafe

At the Zetland Cafe in Redcar, you will find seafront views and a range of delightful dishes including gluten free options at this dog-friendly café. Try out some of their homemade desserts or some of their cooked meals. Don’t forget to check out the outdoor seating area this summer with traditional seaside décor.

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