Cake baker Nina Halliwell is to open a new bakery café in Merseyside.

As reported in the Liverpool Echo, the Albion Bakehouse will open on 31 October in Leyland Street, Prescot. The upstairs will be a dedicated tearoom while a café will be located downstairs.

Halliwell started her baking business three years ago after quitting her job as a fashion designer making handbags. She has built a strong customer base during that period, with regular customers at various Liverpool and Prescot markets.

She told the Echo: “I’ve run my cake-making business for three years and it has started to outgrow my house. When a shop came up in Prescot, I thought - why not?”

She added the café/tearoom would serve a wide range of cakes, including Halliwell’s popular Nutella and Ferrero Rocher cakes and baked doughnuts, along with high-quality Joe Black coffee and tea from the Brew Tea Company.

“The bakehouse will be something different, somewhere people come to relax. We’ve got lots of traditional furniture for the secret tearoom upstairs, which we’ll also hire out, and the downstairs café will have a more modern feel.”