I have a friend called Dil who is a very talented cook (and a very talented artist and interior designer as well!). She left us in Dubai a few years ago to move back to Tynemouth to set up her dream cafe which is exactly what she has done. ‘Dil and the Bear’ opened two months ago and I have just been to check it out while helping out with a bit of scone making! (way more stressful than I anticipated!!!)
As these images show the food is to die for, everything is homemade with love and care and coupled with the impeccable interior details, you get a cafe that you want to visit time and again. And there are plenty of regulars who are already popping in on a daily basis!
One thing I was over the moon to taste again was Dil’s breakfast pie. Dil used to make this for us when she used to cater our photo shoots in Dubai. It is sausage, spinach, egg and tomato all in a puff pastry pie crust!!! Genius! Served with her homemade baked beans you can’t really ask for more.(she serves the baked beans in gorgeous grey enamel mugs)
Congratulations to Dil and her brother Paul for achieving so much. And of course to their small army of young staff. Thank you for feeding me this weekend, it was a huge treat!! If you happen to be in the area it is definitely worth a visit (18 Front Street, Tynemouth)