The cold weather is here! The frost is biting back, but fear not, we’ve scoured the streets of Sunderland searching for fabulous festive tipples and treats to keep you toasty! From cute coffeehouses on the seafront, to terrific tea rooms andeverything else in between, take a look at some of our Sunderland Vibe winter warmers…


Scone lovers rejoice!

Wander over to Coffea Caban on Blandford Street and tuck into delightful little bundles of love with an aromatic flat white.

Expect cheddar cheese scones warmed to perfection – ideal with loads of butter – and giant fruit scones with homemade strawberry jam and cream.


Brave the wind and rain this winter and head down to Fausto Coffee for unrivalled coastline views.

Overlooking Roker Lighthouse, Fausto Coffee has become a go-to for cycling and coffee enthusiasts alike.

With cycling jerseys adorning the walls and a giant cake counter taking centre stage, it’s one of the quirkier coffee houses in our winter warmer guide!

Make sure you try their spicy huevos rancheros breakfast dish, finished off with an iced latte!


Fancy a sip of something sweet? Then why not head to Hotel Chocolat for hot chocolate with added luxury!

Festive flavours include mint chocolate, vanilla white chocolate, salted caramel and hazelnut chocolate, but there’s also tons of delicious coffee options if that’s more your thing!

Make it a spiced chocolate latte and indulge on the go or in the comfort of the cosy cafe.

Vegans can pick from a variety of non-dairy milks, too!


Nestled inside the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Holmeside Coffee is a great place to stop off and relax with an artisanal brew this winter.

Established in 2013, its renowned around the city for serving independent coffee products from some of the region’s leading roasters.


Standing tall on Roker Terrace, Cole – Cafe & Deli is must-visit on our winter warmers list.

Boasting a beautiful in-store ambience, enchanting interior decor and an stunning cake counter, it’s the perfect place to indulge with loved ones.

Grab a smooth cappuccino and tuck into their Lotus Biscoff and maple cheesecake – a true treat for the tastebuds!


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