Whether you want to sit and 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!
East Point Pavilion
Enjoy delicious coffee, cake, deli sandwiches and sea views at East Point Pavilion on Lowestoft's seafront. The impressive Victoriana-style Pavilion is home to an array of food traders including Slice; offering mouthwatering cakes, pastries, deli sandwiches and cream teas and Sir Toby's who offer barista coffee, hot chocolates, smoothies, iced tea, teas and much more. Outside, you will find Deans Beans serving hot drinks and snacks to many a walker in need of warming up!
MALT at Snape Maltings
Situated within the famous Snape Maltings complex, MALT is the perfect place to enjoy delicious barista coffee after a bracing walk in the Alde Estuary. Serving a tasty selection of sandwiches, cakes, pastries, coffees, teas and hot chocolate.
Outside on the Hepworth Lawn, the Takeaway Hut also serves a range of coffees, teas and snacks alongside a selection of Suffolk-made ice cream.
Friday Street Farm Shop and Cafe
Friday Street Farm Shop and Cafe is a thriving arable farm between Southwold and Aldeburgh. As well as the farm shop, there's a fabulous cafe/restaurant which serves an extensive menu of home cooked and locally sourced foods. Start your day with a great Suffolk cooked breakfast, tuck into a roast dinner or lunch or treat yourself to a wonderful selection of homemade desserts.
Afterwards, pop into the farm shop for local produce and the home store, which stocks a great selection of giftware and home items.
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace
Soak up the views over coffee at the Fynn Valley Café Terrace. With a stunning outdoor terrace and panoramic windows, you’ll experience picturesque views across the golf course whether sitting outdoors on warmer days or indoors.
This friendly, family-run cafe serves delicious breakfasts and light bites, all freshly prepared to order, along with local Paddy & Scott's coffee, a well stocked bar with a wide range of gins and their very own Fynn Valley Pilsner!
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!
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.
Suffolk Food Hall
Sit and admire panoramic views of the River Orwell and Orwell Bridge as you sip on a steaming hot cup of coffee at Suffolk Food Hall.
There's all the coffee you would expect with oat milk/soya milk available too. To accompany your coffee, choose from bacon or sausage sandwich and pain au chocolat for breakfast, and for lunch there's toasties, jacket potatoes, soups, vegan sausage roll and scones and cakes.
The Yurt Restaurant at Potton Hall
Nestled in the splendid surroundings of Potton Hall Spa, The Yurt serves a delicious range of healthy, tasty, and 100% organic meals and snacks. Find a seat in the giant yurt, and enjoy breakfast, coffee and cake, lunch, dinner, or a scrumptious afternoon tea - all made with quality organic, seasonal and local ingredients, including vegetables grown in their own vegetable garden.
The Café is located within 10 beautifully landscaped acres complete with a gorgeous flower meadow, tranquil waterfalls, and a rose walk - so you can walk off your dinner or head to the next door spa at Potton Hall!
Pump Street Bakery
No trip to The Suffolk Coast is complete until you've sampled the delectable baked goods of the Pump Street Bakery. Located in the idyllic coastal village of Orford, Pump Street pride itself in offering outstanding bread and handmade pastries, all made daily in the village, showcasing their bread in the intimate café alongside local, seasonal food and the best artisanal tea and coffee.
The iconic pink building is a favourite on the Instagram grid, so be sure to take a snap and tag us @the_suffolk_coast!
Deben Cafe Bar on HMS Vale
The perfect spot to warm up with a steaming hot cup of coffee after a walk along the river in Woodbridge, Deben Cafe Bar on HMS Vale boasts unrivalled views of the River Deben across the saltings towards the protected grounds of Sutton Hoo.
This quirky cafe on board an ex-Swedish Navy warship, serves a delicious range of hot drinks, cream teas, breakfast rolls, freshly made hot pastries, fresh salads, ready made sandwiches and homemade cakes.
For more food and drink inspiration, check out The Suffolk Coast's food & drink guide!