Welcome to Asilo Café, coffee shop and soft play area in South Shields

With our selection of freshly prepared food & drinks, delicious cakes & treats, exciting events, activity groups and, of course, our dedicated Soft Play area, we pride ourselves on being the café that children can enjoy just as much as their parents!

The Soft Play area at Asilo Café

Soft Play Area

Enjoy a world of adventure guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained with Soft Play at Asilo Café. Featuring a climbing area, slide, ball pool and loads more, there is a world of excitement waiting to be found!

Perfect for children up to 5 years of age, who will to love to explore our own soft play experience. Our blend of café and soft play creates an enjoyable atmosphere for both parents and children that is unique to South Shields.

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Multi Sensory Room

We have partnered with Harton Village Kindergarten to share their specialist sensory facilities with our customers. The Multi Sensory Room offers a unique sensory experience that provides stimulating opportunities that will enhance the child’s awareness of their environment through the senses of touch, sound, vision and smell, while helping stimulate their motor movements.

The Sensory Room gives children an interactive experience, providing a unique opportunity to help in their early years development. Spaces in the room can be booked in advance through the Harton Village Kindergarten website.

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At Asilo Café we serve more than just good coffee, with a range of freshly prepared food & drink there is plenty on offer for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to our range of tea, coffee & hot chocolate, we also serve a selection of our specialty milkshakes which have remained a consistent favourite of our customers since we first opened. In keeping with out child friendly ethos, we have our own children's menu with their own meals, breakfast items & afternoon tea.

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Take a look at the special offers we have running at Asilo Café, from meal deals to tasty treats there are always plenty of ways to enjoy quality food for less at Asilo Café.

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A breakfast meal served at Asilo Café
A selection of cakes freshly baked at Asilo Café

Events and Activities

Join in on the fun and get involved with the special events we host at Asilo Café.

We regularly host fun and exciting events where children can enjoy a visit from their favourite Disney characters & superheroes, or get creative with arts, crafts & messy play. And while they are having fun, you can take the chance to relax with a nice, warm drink. We partner with organisations around South Shields in order to provide a range of fun and unique activities throughout the year.

All of our in-store events are managed through our Facebook page so be sure to keep checking back so you don't miss out.

Check out our upcoming events