Monday, 27 March 2017

Coffee shop exploration: Lovelocks.


Unit 6, Old Haymarket, Liverpool, L1 6ER. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm | www.lovelocks.coffee

Take in a cuppa in pretty surroundings, only a stones throw away from Liverpool's World museum and Walker Art Gallery. Lovelocks is a haven for free from goodies and a cracking brew to boot, making for a lovely stop off whenever your in the city.

Ever since starting my long gluten free journey finding places to take in a spot of tea has been somewhat of a mission, so imagine my delight upon discovering Lovelocks, a coffee shop that's free from friendly, as well as being a lovely laid back venue.


Away from the hustle and bustle of the Liverpool One district, it's a great stop off for a brew or a bite to eat. With lovely surroundings, where else could you have a cuppa under twinkling fairy lights with a pretty view!

The decor is certainly lovely, and the location is just perfect for a peaceful sit down with a brew. They've only been open since last May but they've already made a home for themselves with their cracking cuppas and a selection of freshly made treats, with something for everyone including veggie, vegan and gluten free goodies to tuck into.

Finding a free from friendly cafe that's well recommended is certainly a bonus point, you'll always be sure of something that you can enjoy with a daily selection of free from treats available. It's not just free from cakes either, you'll find locally made gluten free pies and sandwich options to choose from, but of course, there's always a free from bake or two available!

With a daily selection of freshly baked treats to indulge on, you'll always be sure of something different, from yummy bundt cakes to scones and tasty pies, including vegan and gluten free bakes.


On my visit their was a scrumptious selection of bakes to choose from, ranging from traybakes to yummy cakes and pies. I went for one of the free from options of the day, a tasty carrot cake. This was a deliciously moist and squishy bake that was delightfully sweet with a lovely frosting on top. For a free from bake it was incredibly delicious, if I could make a carrot cake this yummy myself I'd be pretty pleased!


To accompany my free from bake I had my default brew of choice, an Earl grey (if it's good enough for Picard!), this came in one of the most generous sized glass mugs I've ever seen, making for a stealthy cuppa. Of course, as a coffee shop if you'd prefer something freshly brewed you'll find a full menu of coffees and teas to choose from.

A great stop off to take in a cuppa and a tasty treat, even if your not on a gluten free or vegan diet, you'll find plenty of tasty treats. Perfect for a stop off in laid back surroundings, I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the city for some more cake!

Cake rating:
 5/5 | Free from options available.