The café originally known as Café Riviera was developed from a group of cottages which overlooked Newbiggin Bay in the 1930s. Benjamin & Rosie Bertorelli created the building in stages and it was completed in 1937.
The ice cream sold was made to a family recipe handed down through the generations and was a firm favourite of Queen Victoria and the coffee was made to a blend Benjamin invented.
The reins were then handed down to his son, Armando, who, together with Ella Clark (fondly known to all as Auntie Ella) made the café into the well loved institution it is today.
We are very proud to continue the Bertorelli journey.
So come and join us for an Italian coffee or ice cream sundae.
Relax and experience la dolce vita in Newbiggin by the Sea!
We are now open from 10am until 6pm each day serving Coffees, Teas, Ice Cream Drinks, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream Dishes & Sundaes and Light Bites.