I am always on the lookout for new places to visit for a good coffee or yummy food, so you can imagine how excited I was when I accidentally stumbled across a brand new little cake shop and cafe whilst out walking last weekend.
The sun was shining and the weather was warmer than it has been for a while, so I asked my Mam if she would like to go for a walk down to the beach with me to make the most of the beautiful day. We had already stopped elsewhere for a coffee, but then decided to have a wander down to the beach at Roker. As we were walking along the seafront I noticed a new name on one of the beach huts across the road, Love Lily.
Intrigued by what it might be, we walked over to take a look. As soon as we got to the door we immediately decided we had to stay and have some lunch.
The first thing you notice is the beautiful display of cakes and homemade baked goods on the counter, as well as a selection of stunning wedding cakes available to order.
The decor is fresh and bright, beautifully finished with ghost chairs and pretty chandeliers and a fantastic view of Roker Sea Front.
We were offered a table in the window where we got to browse the lunch menu. We both decided to order the smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich along with a couple of coffees. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the food, the decor was beautiful but that doesn’t always mean the food will be. However, when the food arrived I was genuinely impressed. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it was probably the best sandwich I’ve had in a long time! There was plenty but I still could have ordered another as it was so delicious! Even the coffee was really good, I love a well made flat white!
After our lunch, and after staring at the display of cakes, we couldn’t resist getting ourselves a sweet treat! It was so difficult to decide what to get but we ended up getting a slice of lemon layer cake and mini Victoria sponge cake to share.
Now, my Mam and I love to bake and are very picky when it comes to cakes, but we couldn’t find fault in these! The sponge was so light and fluffy and the buttercream was delicious. Even my Mam, who doesn’t normally like buttercream, enjoyed it.
We loved the cakes so much we decided to ask the staff if we could order some for the day after the wedding as we have invited family and friends back to our house to continue the celebrations. The staff were so friendly and helpful and I even got to meet Gemma, the genius behind all of the beautiful cakes. She was more than happy for us to send her our order and I can’t wait to try more of her fabulous cakes, I know they will be a hit with our guests.
I am so happy I stumbled across this charming little cafe, I’m definitely going to take Grant to try more from the menu. I’m sure it is going to be a huge success!