Visited this great little place with my sister and daughter after a little shopping. We were looking for a hot drink and light lunch and found exactly what we needed.
Hidden up one of the side streets on the outskirts of the city centre, this place has a cosy, eclectic feel to it. It goes quite far back, and is split into 3 different sections. We sat right at the back and ordered coffees while we looked over the menu. Everything sounded delicious and we both ended up with sandwiches, and my 4 year old decided on boiled eggs. We were sat next to a little kids area, which had picnic sets, and knitted toys to play with, which kept my daughter happy while we waited. Service wasn't particularly quick, but it was all made fresh and we were happy to sip our coffees and chat.
When the food arrived we were definitely not disappointed - the sandwiches were amazing, and the eggs arrived with little hats and lovely crispy toast soldiers. There wasn't a crumb left.
The shop also sells trinkets such as those little wooden signs with verses on, and Sunderland based memorabilia. My sister spotted a lovely picture of the coast which she bought for a Xmas present.
Would definitely recommend this place, and we've already planned our next visit when she is back in town.
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February 26, 2013
Hi Stacey, wow what a great review, lots of detail, I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Serendipity, its very important to us - Kids love our dippy eggs and soldiers, the egg cosies always get oos and aaas!!
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I am sorry if you may have had to wait a while for your food, I do agree that service is not the quickest it can be and I wish it were quicker but my defence to that is always we sell "fresh food not fast food" a bit corny but true, all of food is made to order, for example sandwich fillings such as egg mayo/spicy chicken are not bought in but made up fresh per person, plus hot food is made fresh to order and not been hanging around all day preheated. It takes time to prepare these fresh and this impacts on waiting time - but our ethos is fresh is best! we look forward to seeing you and your little ones again, if you are calling again we can always email you menus or you can download them from our website and pre-order your food to save time.
Cheers June :) x
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