Today is International Coffee Day – a day to celebrate your favourite caffeinated beverage.

If you’re feeling sleepy before work, going for a catch-up with friends, or meeting with a business associate, coffee is the guilty pleasure that allows you to bond with friends, colleagues and lovers.

Whether it’s a decaf, iced or instant coffee, today is the day to appreciate your beverage and pick one up from your local coffee shop. 

Not sure what coffee shops are near you? Don’t worry, we have chosen some of our favourite independent coffee shops in Teesside (in no particular order), so you can feed your caffeine addiction whilst supporting local businesses.

1. The Mockingbird Deli

Situated on Yarm high street, The Mockingbird Deli serves delicious scones, cakes and pastries, along with lunch and brunch options. 

They also organise quizzes, live musicians, serve vegan and gluten free food and have an outdoor seating area.

Find them on Facebook and Tripadvisor.

2. Off the Ground Coffee

This popular Teesside coffee shop is based on Grange Road in Middlesbrough. Opening in 2017, Off the Ground Coffee is a social enterprise who focus on conquering the effects of homelessness in Middlesbrough.

They serve a variety of coffee, breakfast, lunch as well as live music and an online store on their website.

Visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

3. The Scene

This newly opened cafe, bar and gift shop is situated on Myton Road in Ingleby Barwick. This is the perfect scene for you if you’re craving fresh scones, coffee, breakfast or lunch. They also host themed events as well as live music nights.

Find them on Facebook or Instagram.

4. Bedford Street Coffee

Based on Bedford Street in Middlesbrough, Bedford Street Coffee offers freshly baked sweet treats as well as multiple options for breakfast and lunch. With their large range of coffees and teas and an online shop, it’s no surprise that this coffee shop is a hot spot in Middlesbrough.

Visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

5. Baker Street Kitchen

Baker Street Kitchen is, of course, located on Baker Street in Middlesbrough and is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch and most importantly, a delicious coffee. With a spacious seating area outside and a relaxed setting indoors, this is a popular venue for coffee lovers.

Visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

6. Cafe Maison

Image: Cafe Maison on Facebook

Located in Norton high street, Cafe Maison offers a wide range of cakes, scones, breakfast and lunch as well as vegan and gluten-free options. If you’re looking for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this cafe is perfect for a coffee and a catch-up with friends and family.

Find them on Facebook and Tripadvisor.

7. The Tea House

Located in the heart of Middlesbrough, The Tea House has been serving tea and coffee since 2010. A small, friendly coffee shop that serves mouth-watering sweet treats and delicious breakfast and lunch, you can’t have a shopping trip without stopping by for a coffee and a bite to eat at The Tea House.

Visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

8. Mannequin Cafe

Located on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough, this coffee shop offers a variety of foods including breakfast, lunch and Polish dishes. As well as a wide range of coffee and tea options, they serve freshly baked cakes, scones and also offer catering services.

Find them on Facebook and Tripadvisor.

There are many enticing coffee shops in Teesside to reunite with friends, get your head down with some work, or meet with colleagues. Not only will you be tasting some delicious coffee, but you will be supporting local businesses.

Need more places to visit in Teesside? See our Most Instagrammable Beer Gardens in Teesside and our Most Instagrammable Places in Teesside.

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