It’s nothing more then a wooden hut and serves nothing more ambitious than a toasted sandwich, bacon butty or a slice of cake, but the Sandside Café is a coastal gem, perched above the beach in upwardly mobile Sandsend.
If it’s cold you will have to sit inside and drink in the view of the bay from their picture windows, but the best of Sandside is sitting in the sunshine at a bistro table on their little terrace with a slice of coffee cake or lemon drizzle and when the terrace is full, on the grassy verge beyond.
It’s simple, delightful and just what you want of a seaside café which might be why they’ve extended. They bought the hut next door that used to sell buckets and spades and have built a rather lovely terrace very modishly surrounded by glass that acts as a windbreak. It’s a fine place to take your tea, cake and the daily paper and of course that view across the water.