The Poison Pen

Beaches & Cream

Posted in Days Out, gluten free, Local by thepoisonpen on March 21, 2011

Saturday called for a venture into the wilds of the north east coast, which lead to finding this surprising little coffee house just north of Tynemouth at Cullercoats Bay! And what a treat it was. I find Tynemouth for all it’s seaside town charm, lacking in the eatery department, particularly if you’re off gluten/dairy. So when I wandered in on the off chance to see if this little eatery offered soya milk, I was answered back with a surprising yes, we do! And a look out of the corner of my eye spied a gorgeous almond and orange gluten free cake. Heaven!

And as if that’s not enough, what should sit next door but a wonderful old fashioned style ice cream parlour!

The interior is a beautifully designed elegant space where you’ll find an array of Fornasetti accents. My lust for the wallpaper knows no bounds as I was eyeing it up last year when we were re-decorating our fireplace. True lust! A bit of googling reveals it’s the work of Space ID and Quay Shop Fitters who also designed the beautiful shop/cafe of Gareth James Chocolatier just down the road in Tynemouth.

Well worth the small drive up the coast, especially since I tend to find the eateries in Tynemouth disappointing at best.

Beaches & Cream
North Shields,
Tyne and Wear,
NE30 4PN


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  1. Lorraine said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Yum to all of this. I will be checking it out very soon. I love the Fornasetti wallpaper too – have serious wantage!

  2. Sophie33 said, on March 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    What a lovely interior & they have soya milk & a gluten free cake! That’s great & excellent news!!

    Oooooh,…Such a georgous place to savour a gluten free dessert!

  3. Mammy P said, on April 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Oooh… we were looking for something to do today on Mother’s Day — you’ve just helped me make up my mind! Thanks!

  4. Peter in America said, on September 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    A friend of my daughter commented on FB about 7 hours ago:
    “Watching the most anxiety fuelled service from lovely hard working team of staff.. A great wee place but if someone stopped for 5 minutes and looked at it they could take so much stress off the whole affair”.
    My daughter commented a short time later:
    “Observing that now that the owner has buggered off with her handbag full of pies the staff are working far more efficiently”.
    Sounds to me like Bitches and Screams might be part of the management formula.

  5. Perfect Weekend « The Poison Pen said, on February 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    […] I took photos with the instax (search charity shops for them!) and drove down to Cullercoats to Beaches & Cream for coffee and cake. Which when we arrived they had exactly the same gluten free orange cake as […]

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