Cafe 1879.

At the heart of
our Community.

 

Homemade Food

Hot & Cold
Drinks

Community Driven
Training & Education

About our cafe

The next time you’re in North Shields and need to refuel, be sure to give our unique, light dining cafe 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 staffing team in supporting young members of the community, through supported accommodation, after school activities and access to education.

Our cafe 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

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Meeting Spot

Breakfasts

Breakfasts are an exciting new addition to our menu. From breakfast baps to full English, we have it all!

Afternoon Teas

Have you tried one of our famous Afternoon Teas yet? They’re back and available to pre-book from Monday 11th July!

A cafe with a conscience.

Housed in the long-standing Sir James Knott Building on Church Way, each purchase made in our cafe, 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

We have rebranded!

Why have we rebranded as Cafe 1879 you ask? If you are clued up on the history of our organisation, you will know!

YMCA North Tyneside was first founded in 1879, though back then we were known as the Borough of Tynemouth YMCA. We thought the date deserved its own recognition and so after a majority vote during an Enterprise & Commerce Brainstorm Day, Cafe 1879 become the frontrunner. We hope you like it a much as we do!  

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!

Danielle

“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.”

Paul

Tynemouth Coffee Co.

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

Contact Us

Address

YMCA North Tyneside
Church Way, North Shields
NE29 0AB

Phone

0191 257 5434

Email

cafe@ymcanorthtyneside.org