The pandemic may be putting paid to our chances to meet up with friends for a warming brew.
But there’s still plenty of memories to enjoy while we wait for the day when we can chat over a cuppa once more.
We asked followers of the Sunderland Echo’s nostalgia page on Facebook ‘Which was the Sunderland cafe you loved the most in decades gone by?’
Dozens of people gave their replies on the Wearside Echoes page and here are some of their answers.
To enjoy the page yourself, why not apply to be a member here. After all, it’s free!
And in the meantime, join us on a retro journey to cafes we’ve loved over the years.
1. Elizabeths in 1997
This view of Elizabeth's Restaurant was taken in 1997. People who loved it included Deborah Stubbs Gilbert who said: "As a child, always had my hair cut at Cutz then Elizabeth’s for lunch after."
Another fan was Sarah Jane O'Neill who said: "Used to go with nana when she felt posh."
2. Jacky White's
The cafe in Jacky White's market is a favourite with Joanne Steel.
3. Louis in Park Road
Catherine Meddes, Diane Gray, Judith Jenkins Cutter and Margaret Wilson were just some of the fans of Louis.
Alison Dosh was one of those who remembered Tomasetti's cafe in Silksworth Row and said: "Proper home cooked food, cutlery and service."
Another fan was Darin Brooke.