Love Lily is a family run tearoom and bakery business in Sunderland. We serve breakfast, brunch and lunch daily, as well as bespoke, freshly made confections from our bakery.

Our Story

Love Lily was named after the many baking sessions Gemma, our chief cake maker, enjoyed with her Nana Lily growing up. Founded in 2008, Gemma started to build up a portfolio by baking for family and friends, before turning Love Lily into a full time career in 2013.

Completely self taught, Gemma specialises in lovingly baked wedding and celebration cakes. Her talent has lead to Love Lily winning awards including the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Award for Young Business of the Year 2011, and being featured in Vogue Magazine and The Express Newspaper.


Our Tearoom

Spring 2017 saw the opening of Love Lily Tearoom, headed by sisters Gemma and Helena. Combining Gemma’s baking talents and Helena’s experience in the hospitality industry, the tearoom enabled Gemma to offer her previously made to order cakes on an everyday basis.

Boasting beautiful views of the North East coast and Roker Pier, the tearoom now offers an all-day brunch menu, afternoon tea, and a selection of delicious cakes and drinks. We even have treats for your dog!


Our Bakery

Following from the success of Love Lily Tearoom, in February 2019 it was time to expand. We now have a dedicated bakery called Love Lily Cakes in Pallion, Sunderland. Here we offer bespoke buttercream celebration cakes made-to-order, as well as a variety of cakes and sweet treats to take-away.