Our Café and Menu
We’re open from 9am – 5:00pm every day apart from Christmas Day and until 5:30pm on Saturdays. In the summer months we may open even later, to make the most of the sunshine.
Join us for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea – we’re licensed from 11am. Our lunch menu is available from noon until closing time, with a flavour-packed kids’ menu to appeal to our younger customers.
We’re sorry but dogs aren’t allowed inside the café – but you’re welcome to place your order at the counter and then take a seat at a table outside. Warm blankets are available for your added comfort.
View the full menus for our reopening – including our breakfast and lunch menus for kids and grown-ups, and our new teatime selections at Whitley Bay at the Station, complete with picky tea platters for an easy way to end the day.View our menus
From our bite-sized cake truffles to our show-stopping four-tier creations, a display of freshly baked cakes fills the front of the café every day. We also offer a wide range of flapjacks, biscuits, biscotti and sweet and savoury scones – the perfect accompaniment to a pot of tea or a piping hot cup of coffee.
Our afternoon tea
The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion – join us for afternoon tea from 2 pm – 4 pm, Monday to Friday. A lovely way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or to give as a special treat.View our menu
Our hot drinks menu
Sit in or takeaway, we stock freshly roasted coffee from Tynemouth Coffee, rich hot chocolate and a range of delicious Cosy teas.View our menu
Our cold drinks menu
Sit in or takeaway, our cold drinks include fresh fruit cordials, vitamin-packed smoothies and classic bottled Coca-Colas.View our menu
Our wine list and bar snacks
Chosen with care by the Dil & the Bear team – and a number of our regular customers – during the summer of 2018, the wines on our wine list complement each dish on our menu.
From a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to a smooth Pinot Noir, we also stock a range of delicious gins and refreshing beers and ciders. Explore our full wine list here:View our wine list
Private evening events
Whether you’re looking for the perfect venue for an intimate birthday party, want to organise a get-together with friends or would like somewhere new for a networking event, the café is the ideal venue to gather people together. We can cater for all tastes – from delicate canapés to delicious dinner party dishes.
"I wanted somewhere that would feel friendly and welcoming – and allow people to mingle and meet each other without feeling too formal. The café was perfect – and the feedback was amazing. Thank you – the canapés and cheeseboard were phenomenal. They’re still talked about today, months later…"
Katherine | Private evening party for 30
If you’re a dog-owner, you’re welcome to place your order at the counter and then take a seat at a table outside. Warm blankets are available for your added comfort.