At the heart of our Community 

Homemade Food

Hot & Cold

Community Driven
Training & Education

About our café 

The next time you’re in North Shields and need to refuel, be sure to give our unique, light dining café a try, and take extra comfort knowing that your money is going towards helping tackle the growing issue that is youth homelessness in North Tyneside.
On the surface, our floor to ceiling glass entrance, bright interior and spacious seating area provides a welcoming setting for members across the community to meet friends, work on that important project and feed the family. Less obvious is the work carried out each and every day by the dedicated YMCA staffing team in supporting young members of the community, through supported accommodation, after school activities and access to education.

Our café offers a wide variety of food and drinks, from a delicious pot of Ringtons tea, or a freshly made fruit smoothie, to a hearty, homemade quiche. Hosted by a strong team of volunteers, adult learners and YMCA staff, we pride ourselves on serving up homely, delicious food, made fresh every day.

Raised for our young people this year - Thank you!

Free Wifi Access

Public Toilets

Free Water


Meeting Spot

Latest Offer

Soup and a toastie with a tea or Americano for just £5.95

Latest Offer

Sharing’s caring! get two breakfast baps and any 2 coffee’s for just £5.95

We Love Feedback

If you’ve been in for a visit we would love to hear about your experience with us here at YMCA cafe.

Eat In

Sit back and enjoy the strong sense of community whilst tucking into a freshly cooked meal

Take Away

Are you local to North Shields? If so, get our deliciously home-cooked food delivered right to your door

A café with a conscience

Housed in the long-standing Sir James Knott Building on Church Way, each purchase made in our café, gym and event and conferencing facilities, contributes to making a positive impact on the young people living in YMCA’s supported accommodation, as well as young people throughout the local area.

If you like the work we’re doing, why not get involved by making a small donation to your local cafe

Customer Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers have to say!

“Flat White Was Perfection”

Flat White was perfection and the garlic mushroom quiche and salad is favourite of mine for a quick, cheap and filling lunch break. Staff are very attentive and friendly too which is a huge positive!


“The cake in the cafe is first class!”

“Great venue for hosting events and meetings. The cake in the cafe is first class!”

Destiny Church

“Excellent events and open days”

“Recently refurbished, impressive modern environment including gym, nursery and many other amenities. Nearest free parking is on Norfolk Street. Home of VODA and other charitable concerns. Have some excellent events and open days.”


Tynemouth Coffee Co.

We are proud to serve award-winning artisan coffee by
Tynemouth Coffee Co.

Contact Us


YMCA North Tyneside
Church Way, North Shields
NE29 0AB


0191 257 5434