If there was an Instagram bucket list, then we'd definitely be adding these spots in Newcastle. The toon has got some absolute Insta-worldies for you to check out. We’ve narrowed down a list of our top ten, just for you.
1. Banyan Newcastle, City Centre
We thought we’d start with the new kid on the block: Banyan. With its totally adorable swing seat out front, you can see why we had to include this on our Insta list. Inside, you’ll find amazing food on the menus, as well as delicious drinks on offer.
Plus, gals, you’ll need to nip to the loo for a quick snap. Do they have all your selfie needs covered in the bathroom, or what?! 😍
2. Breadpoint Ltd, China Town
What can we even say about these waffle creations of dreams? You just need to get yourself down to China Town and try one of the bubble waffles from Breadpoint Ltd. Fill it, snap it and enjoy the feast! 🤤
3. Stack Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Stack is a pretty funky concept, and it’s hard to pick just one part to feature on your feed. Stack is a ‘creative social hub,' and not only is it built from stacked shipping containers, but it’s full of quirky little eateries, shops and bars. Take a virtual tour on their website and see for yourself why you should definitely pay it a visit.
4. Coffee Yolo (found in Stack)
Found in Stack, Coffee Yolo is gorg. You just have to take a snap of their hot chocolate, and you'll see that this place is something that came straight out of an Insta handbook. Not only are the drinks pretty damn attractive, but the décor (including the ‘YOLO’ sign) is deffo making onto our feed.
5. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Bank
The Baltic Centre can be found on the South Bank of the River Tyne. Without even visiting the exhibitions inside, the building and views along the Tyne are enough to get your Instagram-juices flowing. Get ready to have a whole host of Insta posts dedicated to the Baltic, if you’re heading that way!
6. By The River Brew Co, Tyne Bridge
While you’re down by the riverside, why not grab some refreshments down at ‘By The River Co,' just under the Tyne Bridge. Another container community, the River Brew Co is not only buzzing all day and night, but at weekends it hosts the Hawker Market (which includes street food and indie traders galore).
7. Lola Jeans, Market Street
Lola Jeans was originally founded in Tynemouth, but Newcastle has recently welcomed her little sister to the streets. Filled with colourful wall murals, chandeliers, flamboyant furniture and award-winning food, Lola's is definitely one to add to your Insta bucket list.
8. Quay Ingredient, Queen Street
If poached eggs on toast and good ol' coffee are your bag, then Quay Ingredient perfect for you. Not only is the food super pretty, but it’s really good value, and certainly a spot to cure a hangover with their cooked breakfast. Who doesn’t like a good avocado on toast post on the ‘gram anyway?!
9. Central Arcade, Market Street
The Central Arcade is packed full of pretty ceilings, but we can't help but get whisked up by the she trend. People all over the 'gram are posting a shot of their shoes on the mosaic patterns that line the walkways, and how cool does it look?! If you’re looking for a bit of an arty character to add to your profile, you should definitely jump on board this quirky trend.
10. Space Invaders, Gateshead Council
Remember Space Invaders? They you may have seen these little characters hiding around Newcastle. These little fellas have been created by an UIA (unidentified artist), who's travelling the world hiding these creatures in places as far and wide as Bangkok, LA and Melbourne. Check out where you can find these little guys by downloading the app, and join in with the biggest game of space invaders across the world here.