A winning brunch at Aidan’s Kitchen, Sandyford

Well, where do I even start with this place?! Aidan’s Kitchen, based on Starbeck Avenue in Sandyford, is the type of café that you could spend all day in. Before I even stepped into a whole new world of brunch goodness, I had already bought into the concept of Aidan and his kitchen. An independent eatery from a local lad with palpable passion for this menu and venue – what’s not to love?

The OH and I are always in search of new brunch spots – living next to Whitley Bay, we are slightly spoilt with the delights of Café 19 and Kith & Kin. Whist I would never stop going to these places, it’s nice every now and again to get a tip off for a new gem. And Aidan’s Kitchen certainly is that.


Scran on the Tyne 

Easy like Sunday morning

Aidan's Kitchen, Sandyford

Brunch should be enjoyed slowly, in a relaxed environment, with plenty of coffee. Aidan's Kitchen ticks all of those boxes, but when you add two small children to the mix its not quite the relaxing experience it used to be! Nevertheless we love good food too much to let anything put us off so off we went...

We rocked up to Aidan’s on a sunny Sunday with high expectations. This place is getting a lot of hype, so much so that they’ve recently started a successful supper club for their loyal fans. It is run by Aidan Jackson, a young graduate of Gateshead College who after working in the Newcastle restaurant scene opened his first solo venture last year. According to their Facebook page it’s his 23rd birthday today so happy birthday Aidan.

Toon Lunch Club 

Aidan's Kitchen, Sandyford

"This little cafe in Sandyford is definitely worth a visit for their Nutella, salted caramel and banana pancake stack, as well as all the brunch classics like smashed avo and eggs. They've also got an amazing range of cakes on offer, but it gets super busy so worth booking before you miss out."

The Newcastle Tab