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Breakfast Spots you need to Try!

If you listen to the experts they’ll say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a proper breakfast will ensure you’re set up for whatever the day ahead brings. But a good breakfast is much more than that.

It’s about the great local produce used, the surroundings and the excellent service too. On The Suffolk Coast we’re lucky to have so many places to indulge in whatever type of breakfast takes your fancy. Perhaps it’s something light to accompany your browsing of the papers or maybe you’re after a traditional English breakfast, with all the ingredients sourced from just a few miles away, to satisfy your taste buds.

Try these breakfast-serving eateries to kick-start your day!

Cafe Bencotto in Felixstowe

Breakfast at Benny's is served from 9.30am - 12pm weekdays and there's a huge selection of Spanish, French and Italian inspired dishes to choose from; Huevos Estrellados (Sautéed potatoes topped with 2 fried eggs and spicy tomato sauce), Colazione Focaccia, Brioche French Toast dipped in cinnamon butter, crunchy peanut butter and banana, banana, cinnamon and maple syrup or pancetta and maple syrup.

For a sweet treat, order the buttermilk pancakes with toppings including Greek yoghurt, honey and toasted almonds; banana, hazelnuts and Nutella; berry compote, Greek yoghurt and crushed amaretti and pancetta and maple syrup. 

Just what you need before setting off for a walk along the beach!

The Ship at Dunwich

FD - The Ship at Dunwich - Exterior

An ideal spot to start a day of walks along this beautiful stretch of coast. The Ship at Dunwich is open to non-residents and dogs are welcome too! 

Head out to explore the coast and nearby Dunwich heath and forest, fortified by one of their traditional home-cooked breakfasts including Lowestoft kippers, freshly made omelette with cheddar cheese or baked ham or Grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and poached egg on a thick slice of granary toast. Alternatively, you can create your own Full English breakfast and choose from Smoked back bacon, local Blythburgh pork sausage, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed potatoes, baked beans, fried bread and your choice of free-range egg, scrambled, poached or fried. 

http://www.shipatdunwich.co.uk/dining/menu/breakfast/

The Anchor at Walberswick

A little further up the coast, The Anchor at Walberswick caters for all appetites and in such a peaceful location. For a lighter start to your day, sit by the roaring fire with a pot of tea, cereal, muesli and fruit juice. If you prefer something a little heartier, then you can tuck into The Anchor Full English; with free-range egg, bacon, sausage, fried bread, tomato, mushrooms, and baked beans. Alternatively, choose from fillet of smoked Lowestoft haddock with poached egg, scrambled egg on toast, cheese or jalapeno omelette and kippers.

http://www.anchoratwalberswick.com/page/breakfast-menu  

Urban Jungle Cafe at Beccles

FD - Urban Jungle Cafe - Sofas

Situated within the Urban Jungle Nursery, find yourself a comfy sofa and relax amongst the vines and cacti as you enjoy a cafetiere of Strangers House Artisan Coffee or choose from the wide selection of herbal and fruit teas on offer. 

The brunch dishes available include Fluffy Jersey milk pancakes with seasonal fruits or crisp bacon and maple syrup, granola, shakshuka (a spicy tomato stew feta cheese and a fried egg), smoked salmon and scrambled free-range, organic eggs and toast with jam. If you fancy something a little stronger than tea or coffee, try the or the brunch cocktails including Bloody Marys!

https://www.urbanjungle.uk.com/

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

In warmer weather, sit out on the terrace overlooking the sea at The Lounge & The Terrace at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion. In winter, you can stay warm inside and tuck into a hearty breakfast in either area, whilst watching the waves crash.

On the menu, there's the traditional Full English with bacon, sausage, hash browns, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, toast and butter or open sandwiches on rustic, home-baked bread topped with bacon, sausage, eggs or any combination with baked beans. For something a bit lighter, opt for a toasted teacake or pancakes with maple syrup, lemon and sugar or maple syrup and bacon. 

Download the breakfast menu here, and take advantage of The Suffolk Coast's exclusive 2-4-1 offer on breakfast or lunch dishes, Monday to Wednesday until end of February 2018!

https://spapavilion.uk/food-drink/

Farm Cafe + Shop at Marlesford

FD - Farm Cafe + Shop

If you're an early riser or are heading out on a day exploring The Suffolk Coast, then stop at the Farm Cafe + Shop at Marlesford. Open from 7am and serving breakfast until 11.30am, the cafe's breakfast menu features cereals, Bonallack granola, muesli, porridge and yoghurt. For something a little more indulgent, opt for a pain au chocolat or croissant, or breakfast baguette or sandwich filled with grilled back bacon, free range pork sausages or vegetarian sausages, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, portobello field mushrooms and free-range black pudding. 

Or to set you up for the day, there's a hearty selection of cooked breakfasts including the Suffolk Free Range Breakfast (with two rashers of bacon, two sausages and two free-range eggs), free-range ham & eggs, Vegetarian Breakfast (with Cauldron Lincolnshire vegetarian sausages, fresh tomatoes, portobello mushroom and two free range eggs) and locally smoked kippers from Pinneys of Orford plus any choice of breakfast item on toast! 

Washed down with strawberry & banana or summer fruits smoothie!

http://www.farmcafe.co.uk/cafe/breakfast-menu/

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

FD - Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant - Interior

Where better to enjoy brunch than on board the Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant as you sail out along the River Alde or Ore! 

As you head out towards Havergate Island, you will be served a glass of fresh orange juice, followed by fresh fruit and English breakfast with American hash-brown potatoes. As you sail upstream to Aldeburgh and back towards Aldeburgh, hot American muffins and apple pie and cream will be served on the deck. To accompany your brunch, why not make the experience extra special with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine

http://www.lady-florence.co.uk/lady-florence-brunch/

View Point Cafe

Take in the magnificent views of the huge cargo ships coming into port at the View Point Cafe at Felixstowe Port. Breakfasts are served all day (the cafe opens from 9am to 4pm during the winter months and from 9am to 6pm in the summer) and include the Fisherman's Breakfast (with fried egg, bacon, sausage, tomato and toast), The Tug Driver's Breakfast (double the quantities of the Fisherman's!), the Handballer's Brunch (with 2 eggs, 2 rashers of bacon, sausage, chips, beans, tomato, mushrooms and 2 slices of toast), a Veggie Breakfast and a Vegan breakfast with vegan sausages. 

To go with your breakfast, have a cappuccino, latte, espresso, mochaccino or hot chocolate - the perfect way to warm up after a walk out along the Landguard Peninsula.

http://www.yeogroup.co.uk/view-point-cafe/

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut

Breakfast by the boating lake on the banks of the River Deben? Yes please! The Tea Hut in Woodbridge serves the most delicious breakfast menu between 9am and 11am every day of the week.  Child and dog friendly with a large open deck, there's no better place to watch the world go by!

https://www.theteahut.co.uk/



WHERE TO EAT

The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Dunwich

Head Chef at The Westleton Crown restaurant, James Finch, and his highly skilled team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus which have earned them an AA 2 Rosette restaurant award, as well as a considerable reputation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous seaview 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.

At promenade level there is also The Terrace; a cosy beachside venue with plentiful outdoor seating and a Mediterranean ambience with the sea views framed by palm trees.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 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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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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Free wifi

The Cafe at Urban Jungle

The Cafe at Urban Jungle

The Café at Urban Jungle is quite unlike any other cafe you’ve ever been to. The food is bold, colourful and tasty, just like the surroundings! Filled with luxuriant plants which will whisk you away to the tropics.

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Free wifi

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Orford

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering brunch and a la carte lunch or dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk.

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Dog friendly

The Cake Shop Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery

Woodbridge

Award-winning family run bakery set in the historical town of Woodbridge baking fresh bread and creating beautiful cakes using the best ingredients available and designing cakes that are visually stunning and taste delicious.

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The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant in Woodbridge is a privately owned restaurant (since 1985) with an independent cinema. Renowned for the fashionable trendy style and daily written menus, as quoted by The Financial Times "The right side of casual". Whether you choose to dine or combine a cinema ticket, you will enjoy your experience!

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

Woodbridge

A small cafe and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee!

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Pump Street Bakery & Cafe

Pump Street Bakery & 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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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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

farm cafe + shop

farm cafe + shop

The farm cafe + shop, Marlesford is an oasis on the A12 a few miles from Woodbridge.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

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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Free wifi Dog friendly

The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

The Adnams Crown Hotel is situated in The High Street, in the heart of Southwold. The atmosphere is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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Free wifi

Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto

Offering Mediterranean style fayre, Café Bencotto's sophisticated yet informal interior complements the food freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich

There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu from: pie of the day, slow-cooked pork belly, or roast red onion tart through to traditional English puddings like sticky toffee, pear and blackberry crumble and much more, accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers and ales - including Adnams and a range of guest ales.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience with fresh local produce complimenting the daily changing menu.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

World-class food & drink: Guests and non-residents can enjoy world-class food and award winning beer, wine and spirits, with rising star Ross Bott as Head Chef (formerly at One Canada Square) serving dishes championing local produce, with coastal charm. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

where to stay

The Anchor

The Anchor

Walberswick

Plenty of alfresco seating on the 3 beautiful terraces in the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter!

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