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.
All the halloumi🌿
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One of our specials this week -Vegan Moroccan Vegetable TagineTues-Thurs 9.30-4
Fri 9.30-6
Sat 9.30-4To pre-order to take out or to book a table ring 0191 454 1535
This Friday at 5pm .The Kayaks Art Club Exhibition.The Kayaks are a charity that we work closely with and they provide a range of innovative enrichment activities for children with additional needs.Come down for a cuppa, see the amazing work that this group have been doing and speak to the art tutor Lauren about how you or your children can get involved with the club.
Sea Change is hosting a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 24th September 9.30-11.30am.We will be serving hot and cold drinks and a range of delicious home made cakes including vegan and gluten free options.All takings during this coffee morning will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support who do amazing work!You can also donate through the link below -
We are back open today until 4pm.Just a reminder that we are also dog friendly so pop in for a cuppa and a puppucino after your coastal dog walk .Simba here rates the puppucinos as 10/10.#southshields
On behalf of the cafe and @craftworksocial we would like to thank everyone who attended on sunday . Total sales and donations are £800 which have been added to Dave’s fund .If anyone couldn’t make sunday but wanted to donate, you can do so via the link below.