It’s a sunny morning in Tynemouth, and what better way to end a walk along the beach than with a delicious breakfast? Having heard good things about Tynemouth’s Surfcafe, we thought we should check it out.
The cafe is situated in the same building as Tynemouth’s long-since-closed Toy Museum, with the frontage looking very wooden and beach-esque. Step inside and you feel like you’re in a giant beach hut. The walls are adorned with surfboards and other beach memorabilia.
The first thing you notice is that the place has a really relaxed, cool vibe. The staff all have the look of surfer dudes and are are so chilled-out they’re horizontal, which is a really good thing, as it fits perfectly with the feel of the place. They’re also extremely friendly and welcoming, and talk to you like a good friend, which makes you feel very at home.
We order some coffee and some breakfast at the bar, which is brought to our table in perfect timing. The full English is faultless and the poached eggs are cooked to total perfection. The Belgian waffles with bacon and syrup are also excellent.
What they’ve achieved here is very clever – even though it’s a relaxed surfer chill-out zone everything was very slick – so behind the scenes they’re running a very tight ship.
We will definitely be back, and can’t wait to visit in the evening for some drinks and live music, which, we’ve heard, is very popular.