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Best Cafés and Coffee Shops on The Suffolk Coast

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

Cafe 1885 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

F&D - The Tea Hut - View of hut and lake

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

FD - View Point Cafe - View of Ships

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

FD - Blue Rabbit Cafe - Outside area

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

FD- Southwold Boating Lake - Afternoon tea

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.

Suffolk Food Hall

TTDA - Suffolk Food Hall - Coffee

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. 

Yurt Café Organics

FD - Yurt Cafe Organics - coffee

Nestled in the splendid surroundings of Potton Hall Spa, Yurt Café Organics, 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

FD - Pump Street Bakery - Exterior

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!

For more food and drink inspiration, check out The Suffolk Coast's food & drink guide!



Things to see and do

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From an artisan butchery to the bouncy pillow outside for the children, it's a mix of Suffolk's best. 

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WHERE TO EAT

Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

From light lunches with spectacular views to delicious pizza in the open-sided Tipi, there are plenty of places for you to eat at Snape Maltings.

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Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto is part of Yeo Group - a group of individual venues in Felixstowe. Offering Mediterranean style fayre, the sophisticated yet informal interior complements the food freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen.

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Blue Rabbit Cafe & Smallholding

Blue Rabbit Cafe & Smallholding

Delicious home-grown, home-made food from the Blue Rabbit Smallholding in Shottisham - a farm to fork experience!

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The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie is part of Yeo Group - a group of individual venues in Felixstowe. Offering panoramic sea views, The Alex has a fabulous seafront setting just across from the promenade in Felixstowe where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying great food and drink!

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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous sea view venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.


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Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 40 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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Yurt Café Organics

Yurt Café Organics

Yurt Café Organics, nestled in the splendid surroundings of Potton Hall Spa, is the home of tasty, nutritious, organic meals served with gratitude and a smile.

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Pump Street Chocolate Bakery and Cafe

Pump Street Chocolate Bakery and Cafe

Pump Street Bakery is a small, family owned bakery and cafe in the village of Orford on Suffolk's Heritage Coast.

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Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat and drink whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Orwell Estuary. 

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The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut cafe/restaurant sits on the banks of the beautiful River Deben in Woodbridge. 

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View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is open daily, 9am to 6pm. The View Point Kiosk is currently open from 10am until 6pm daily (subject to weather & conditions), serving snacks, hot drinks, and delicious Kelly’s ice creams.


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Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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