Two Magpies Bakery
Situated Southwold’s High Street, The Two Magpies Bakery has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.
The Suffolk Coast is undoubtedly the spiritual home of artisan baking, and there’s one bakery that never fails to be full of customers coming in for their morning coffee and pastry, for a loaf of the day’s freshly baked bread or for the delicious treats displayed temptingly in the window: The Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold.
One reason is the atmosphere: the sound of happy chatter and frothing milk greets you at the door, along with the sweet scent of cakes, the homely smell of freshly baked bread and the aroma of what can only be described as “really good coffee.”
Another reason is that the Two Magpies Bakery just looks inviting – the artsy, hand-written menus, the shelves stacked full of loaves and the cornucopia of cakes on display have been the subject of many an Instagram photo over the last couple of years. However, the main reason for the Two Magpies success is the quality of the baking. Accompanying the standard daily loaves, which are as fine as you would expect from any French boulangerie (the sourdough starter has a 200-hundred year old heritage), are different specials throughout the week.
These range from the healthy (100% Rye, Caraway and Coriander) to the sweet (Oat and Honey Cottage Loaf) to the downright indulgent (Red Onion and Gruyere Sourdough). The cakes, too, are something to shout about. Fluffy pastries sit alongside colourful summer tarts and classic cakes that have been given a modern twist (try the polenta lemon drizzle.
The bakery also now sells a selection of interesting beers and fresh pizzas. Choose to sit in and soak up the atmosphere or takeaway to tuck in at home, check out their menu for the full range!
The Two Magpies Bakery and cafe is proudly run by Rebecca Bishop and her fantastic team of bakers and baristas. Make sure it's on your 'must try' list when next in Southwold.
Two Magpies Bakery