WINNER 2016 - Cafe/Bistro of the year - WOW Awards - Sunderland Echo and South Shields Gazette

WINNER 2015 - City Centre Business of the Year - Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards


About Us

Serendipity is a multi award winning charming tea room, the surroundings are kitsch, fabulously vintage and welcoming. Enjoy having your tea served in vintage china tea cups - check out our ever changing window display of quirky tea cosies! We are already receiving rave reviews about our decor, service and food.

Serendipity is a family run business which opened in March 2012. We are so much more than a tea room, as well as the delicious homemade food we serve, you can also take away fresh food from our deli counter.

We also sell tea, coffee and cake related gifts, we can provide outside catering, Afternoon tea, private function hire, vintage china hire, vintage style tea parties with events and special Serendipity evening events such as musical, comedy and craft evenings and weekends!


When you visit Serendipity you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome, friendly efficient table service in relaxing surroundings, you will never be rushed by us, we want you to kickback and relax and enjoy not only our delicious homemade food and cakes but our teas and extensive range of barista coffees and flavoured hot chocolates.

Serendipity is also fully licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or even one of our "Vintage Hollywood Cocktails".  We have consistently been awarded the prestigious 5 star food hygiene award by Sunderland City council so you can be assured that your food is in good hands. We have also been awarded Tripadvisors certificate of excellence every year since we opened.