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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

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Situated within the famous Snape Maltings complex, there are 2 cafes to choose from; the River View Cafe and the Takeaway Hut. Take in the breathtaking views of the Alde Estuary from your table in the River View Cafe & Bar which serves a great selection of brunch and lunch dishes, as well as fresh cakes and scones, Fairtrade coffee and a selection of soft drinks, and a new range of organic wines, beers and spirits.

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. 

Friday Street Farm Shop and Cafe 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

Potton Hall - The Yurt

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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

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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!

Vela Art Gallery & Cafe Bar

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An Art Gallery and Cafe Bar on Saxmundham High Street, Vela provides a gemütliche (cosy) atmosphere to enjoy art, German food, German beer and artisan coffee.

Owners Sue & Silke have created a lovely relaxing space to enjoy art, food and drinks including German food freshly prepared by Sue, with an artisan coffee; glass of wine; or German beer. 

Tom Foolery Cafe at Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park

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The Country Park at Kingfishers is set in 120 acres of the stunning parkland, so it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Head to the Tom Foolery Cafe & Restaurant and you can enjoy brunch followed by lunch from 8.30am (daily except Mondays).

For breakfast, choose from the Full English (there's also a vegan and vegetarian option), 'Kingfishers Signature Brunch', smashed avocado with eggs and bacon, smoked salmon and scrambled egg and range of poached eggs. On the menu for lunch there's woodfired pizzas, burgers, homemade soup and the 'Buddha Bowl'. All of which are accompanied hot drinks such as latte, cappuccino, Americano, flat white, mocha and hot chocolate. Or if you prefer something a little stronger, Bucks Fizz, 1/2 bottle Champagne or a Bloody Mary!

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. 

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WHERE TO EAT

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park

The Country Park at Kingfishers is set in 122 acres of the stunning parkland, offering the best of the Suffolk Countryside. Kingfishers is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a choice of eateries including the newly refurbished Tom Foolery café, and bar with two outdoor seating areas, one with a children's play area, or you can experience the beauty of the natural lake at The Shack café located at the waters edge. Open at the weekend and during school holidays you can hire boats or let the children play on the beach or sand and play area. 

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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 a modern and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Situated on the Landguard Peninsular, adjacent to the Port of Felixstowe on the Orwell estuary, the View Point Cafe absolutely lives up to its name.


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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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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 south promenade in Felixstowe where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying great food and drink!

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Fynn Valley Café  Terrace 

Fynn Valley Café Terrace

Fynn Valley Café Terrace is the place to be for a catch up with friends and family over some coffee and homemade cakes in the most beautiful surroundings. 

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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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Vela Art Gallery & Cafe Bar

Vela Art Gallery & Cafe Bar

Vela is an Art Gallery and Cafe Bar on Saxmundham High Street, providing a gemütliche (cosy) atmosphere to enjoy art, German food, German beer and artisan coffee.

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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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