Sea Change café & arts venue

Vegetarian/Vegan friendly food & drink in South Shields


SeaChange is a Vegetarian Cafe with a difference. Based on Ocean Road, South Shields we deliver top-notch food & drink and memorable service to the locality. Sea Change also provides sustainable employment to people with Autism and Learning Disabilities.


We serve a delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Pet Friendly

We are pet friendly. So you’ll be free to relax with your four-legged friend

live music

We have LIVE Music on weekends and some other weekdays.

We’ve only gone and been  awarded one of the best Vegan/Vegetarian Social enterprise café and community venue’s in the North East!


We have been highly recommended by the 

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SeaChange is a Cafe & Arts Venue in South Shields providing sustainable employment for people with Autism & Learning Disabilities.

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Fresh Vegetarian and Vegan food • Speciality Coffee • Craft Beer for click and collect and local delivery in South Tyneside • Art Installations • Social Events

Vegan Breakfast

Veggie sausage, vegan black pudding, scrambled tofu, roast oregano tomato, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, sourdough.


Grilled cheesa

Crispy, thick sliced, cheese packed, made the good old way!



Topped with cherry tomato, rocket, pickled red onion, toasted pumpkin seed and chilli oil.


Breakfast bap

Choose two items: Veggie sausage, black pudding, crispy halloumi, fried free range egg, potato scone, roast oregano tomato, sliced avacado, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans.


magpye pies

Locally made, plant based, Magpye Pies: Filling of the day, served with twice cooked chunky chips and salad or peas.


sea change soup

Ask your server for today’s soup. Severed with bread.


Craft Beers

We stock some of the best craft beers available. Why not bag your favourites today!



We are also dog friendly. So you’ll be free to relax with your four-legged friend, and we’ll sort the sand.

What our customers say

Delicious sandwiches · Cosy atmosphere · Afternoon tea · Relaxing atmosphere
Delicious sandwiches · Cosy atmosphere · Afternoon tea · Relaxing atmosphere
Angels Joynes
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Lovely Halloween afternoon tea! The sandwiches were very tasty, the cakes were gorgeous and we were impressed with the creativity on the Halloween theme. Relaxing atmosphere, lovely staff and excellent value for money.
Delicious food, beautifully presented
Delicious food, beautifully presented
Kay Winship
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Would 100% recommend the delivery service from Sea Change. Got the most amazing cheese board and platters. Delicious food, beautifully presented and tons of it. Really good value for money and delivered bang on time. Will definitely be using again!!
Scenic views · Stylish interior · Cosy atmosphere · Creative cuisine · Healthy options
Scenic views · Stylish interior · Cosy atmosphere · Creative cuisine · Healthy options
James Lewis
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Excellent place on Ocean Road just off the sea front. Lovely decor and great food and drink. Vegan Cake was especially delightful . Would definitely recommend.
Relaxing atmosphere
Relaxing atmosphere
Sonia Marie Bullock
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Very nice, relaxed atmosphere, lovely staff, I had the vegan burger with fries and it was lovely, however, the baby changing facilities are not great, no bin for nappies and it’s a tight squeeze to get a pram into the bathroom.
Takeaway menu · Great food
Takeaway menu · Great food
Joojhaar Singh
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First time at Sea-Change today, ordered from the Take-away menu - the food was Great! Lovely staff and very welcoming.. it’s great to see so many vegetarian and vegan options- Highly recommend.
Pet friendly & delicious food!
Pet friendly & delicious food!
Jane McKechnie
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We visited sea-change today for the first time, and we're very impressed. It's bright and cheerful inside and the food is all home made and delicious! Its also dog friendly which is great for us as we have two dogs! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back soon.
Please Read -New Pre-Order Collection Times & Delivery ServiceHi all,Due to the national lockdown now in place we have taken the decision to reduce our opening times and delivery availability to Fridays 11am - 8pm  and Saturdays 11am -3pm only with immediate effect.For customers who had pre-orders booked in for today and tomorrow, we are still fulfilling these orders as promised.We would encourage customers to stay at home where possible and use our delivery service (£1.95 charge for anywhere in South Tyneside) but if you are out on your daily exercise we can offer collection as long as any food orders are placed in advance.  We need at least 30 minutes notice for this .  Coffees etc are still available at the hatch.Apologies to any customers who who are disappointed by this but we are trying to respond to this crisis in a safe and responsible way whilst sustaining the employment of our lovely staff team.Please call 0191 4541535, use the website shop or message this page to pre-order & book collection and deliveries.Card payments or digital payments (Apple Pay etc)  are preferable.Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our lovely community cafe. Please stay safe.The SeaChange
Happy New Year everybody.
We reopen Tuesday 5th January 11am - 2pm and will be back to our usual Tuesday - Saturday slots for food and drink collection.  Thanks for all of your support during a tough year in 2020. Here's wishing for better times in 2021!
We are open today from 11am until 6pm and have some organic wines, ciders and craft beer sets available for anyone needing a last minute gift.  We are also serving hot food and drinks until 2pm.Thanks to all of our lovely customers who have supported our venture this year. If we don’t see you today , we reopen on 5th January.Have a nice Christmas everyone.
Now in stock...Festive Magpyes! To pre order yours call us on 0191 454 1535, we’re open 11am-2pm today! #magpye #vegannortheast #southshieldscoffeeshop
In the run up to Christmas we will be showcasing our lovely gift sets that are made by the staff and volunteers here.This one is our 'Crafty Christmas Hamper'  featuring:* 5 Christmas Craft Beers including the famous Amundsen Santa Beer "Sticky Little Fingers" (13.5%), 2 x Tiny Rebel Stay Puft
Christmas Specials (9%), Brew York "Fairytale in Brew York" and McColl's Brewery Christmas stout "All things Nice"
* 3 x Northumberland Craft Cheeses.
* A box of Crackers
* Burt's Crisps.Available from note that some of the beers shown in this item are not vegan friendly as they contain lactose. If you would like this hamper as a vegan hamper please call us on 0191 454 1535 to place your order instead or if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements.