Here are 15 photos which show customers enjoying a well-deserved period of relaxation in the coffee shops of Wearside.
Are you pictured? What do you remember of these scenes?
And which has been your favourite cafe over the years?
Take a look and tell us more.
1. The Village Cafe, Whitburn
Back to 2005 for this view.
2. A scene from 2004
Cafe Basha in the Park Lane shopping village. Customers were in the picture in this 15-year-old photo.
3. The Featherbed Rock Cafe
A new addition to the Seaham scene in 2008 was the Featherbed Rock cafe on North Terrace.
4. One from 2009 in Frederick Street
Kafen Cafe was the ideal place for a relaxing bite to eat in this 2009 view.