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
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.
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.
Urban Jungle Cafe at Beccles
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!
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!
Farm Cafe + Shop at Marlesford
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!
Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant
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
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.
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!