Sunderland’s 31 best cafes – as chosen by you

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Are these the best cafes in Wearside?

Echo readers have chosen their favourite places for a cuppa in Sunderland and Durham for our Cafe of the Year competition.

Here are the final 31, in no particular order:

1) Christina’s Tea Shoppe, 8-10 Holmeside Sunderland

2) The Place Cafe, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland

3) City Tea Rooms, 3-4 St Thomas Street, Sunderland

4) Leaf, Bark & Berries, 17A North Terrace, Seaham

5) Serendipity Tea Room, 10 Frederick St, Sunderland

6) The Old Vestry Tearooms, 23 Fawcett Street, Sunderland

7) The Peppercorn, 3 Library Buildings, 72 Newbottle Street, Houghton Le Spring

8) Black Truffle, Barclay House, Bath Terrace, Seaham

9) Cafe Rocco, Burdon Road, Sunderland

10) Elizabeth’s Restaurant, 30 Bridge St, Sunderland

11) Ell’s Kitchen, 1A Whitehall Terrace, Hylton Road, Sunderland

12) Havershams, Fawcett Street, Sunderland

13) Hillhead Tearoom, Lizard Lane, Whitburn, Sunderland

14) Humbles, Unit 5 North Quay, North Terrace, Seaham

15) Knitsley Farm Shop Granary Cafe, East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Co Durham

16) Muffin Break, Galleries Shopping Centre, Washington,

17) Relish The Thought, 211 High Street West, Sunderland

18) Taste Buds, No 1 Atkinson Buildings, Trimdon Street, Sunderland

19) The Lamp Room,20 North Terrace, Seaham

20) The Rowan Tree, Sea Road, Fulwell, Sunderland

21) The Salt House Kitchen, 6 Queens Parade, Seaburn,Sunderland

22) The Village Cafe, 5 Front Street, Whitburn

23) Barista, High Street, Sunderland

24) GJ’S Deli Cafe, 3A Woods Terrace, Durham

25) Coffea Caban, 33 Blandford Street, Sunderland

26) The Good Apple, 18 Derwent Street, Sunderland

27) Raffles Coffee Lounge, 24 Frederick Street, Sunderland

28) Holmeside Coffee, 27-28 Holmeside, Sunderland

29) Fausto Coffee, George’s, St George’s Terrace, Sunderland

30) Miss Tina’s, Barmston Village

31) JJ’s, Victoria Road, Washington