Whether you're want to read the paper, while away an hour or two or get a caffeine kick to fuel a busy day, here on The Suffolk Coast, we roast our own, grind our own and serve some seriously good ristrettos!
We’ve rounded up the best cafés and coffee purveyors across The Suffolk Coast; so the only thing you have to decide upon, is your order; cappuccino, latte or cafetiere?
In no particular order, here's a few of our favourites!
Eat at Snape Maltings
Situated within the famous Snape Maltings complex, there are 2 cafes to choose from; the Concert Hall Cafe and the Takeaway Hut. Take in the breathtaking views of the Alde Estuary in the Concert Hall Cafe which serves a small menu of some favourite dishes from The Granary Teashop and Café 1885 (currently closed due to COVID-19). Choose from freshly made sausage rolls, scones, cakes and an assortment of hot drinks including freshly ground coffees, traditional, fruit and herbals teas.
Outside on the Hepworth Lawn, the newly opened Takeaway Hut serves a range of coffees, teas and snacks alongside a selection of Suffolk-made ice cream.
The Tea Hut, Woodbridge
You’d be hard pressed to find a café in such tranquil surroundings as The Tea Hut. Situated on the banks of the River Deben in Woodbridge, The Tea Hut serves teas, coffees and cakes alongside a daily lunch menu.
There's a large deck outside, where dogs are welcome to join you as you watch the model boats sail on the pond. Wrap up warm, sit back, and watch the world go by!
Urban Jungle, Beccles
Be transported to the wilds of India as you sit amongst the palms and tropical vines at the Urban Jungle Café near Beccles. Grab a seat on one of the super comfy, throw adorned sofas, or head upstairs and snuggle up on the cushions in your own mezzanine snug!
It's a tough choice choosing from the extensive coffee menu; with roasts including Fazenda Pantano from Brazil, Rocko Mountain Natural from Ethiopia and Santa Lucia from Guatamala. Tea lovers are in for a treat too with Ceylon BOP Pomegranate and Blackberry and Mango Sencha Darjeeling Pandam.
There's a range of cakes available, including lemon and elderflower cake, coffee and walnut and chocolate brownie.
View Point Cafe, Felixstowe
Views don't get much better than this! Located on the Landguard Peninsula in Felixstowe, you can sit and watch the huge cargo ships come into port whilst sipping your cappuccino at the View Point Cafe. There's a large terrace too, so if you're looking to blow the cobwebs away, then a stroll along the peninsula ending up here is just the job!
The cafe is open every day except Christmas day, so it's a fantastic place to get away from it all and escape the hustle and bustle; whatever the time of year.
Blue Rabbit Cafe & Smallholding, Shottisham
Offering delicious home-grown and home-made food grown and made at the Blue Rabbit Smallholding in Shottisham - the Blue Rabbit Cafe offers a truly a farm to fork experience!
The delicious cakes on offer have been made by the owner Claire using organic ingredients and home-grown fruit and honey, including brownie, 'best-ever' chocolate chip cookies, spice cake, honey and oat bar (no sugar), seasonal fruit muffin, almond and lemon biscuit, fruit cake, plum and almond cake, elderflower and lemon drizzle cake, marmalade cake, oat cookies and 'Blue Rabbit' zombie cookies.
Southwold Boating Lake & Tearoom
A quirky 1940s style tearoom on the banks of the traditional boating lake in Southwold, Southwold Boating Lake & Tearoom is open from Easter to October serving home made cakes (the scones are to die for!) and pastries, sandwiches, pies and even roast dinners!
Enjoy yours with a pot of tea, a cappuccino or latte or cafetiere of ground coffee, or indulge with afternoon tea taken on one of the 'islands' or under the patio heaters whilst snuggled with a blanket in the cooler months.