Suffolk: The best cafes to visit this winter

11:45 a.m. October 1, 2022

With the temperatures starting to drop, there’s no better way to warm up than a cup of your favorite hot beverage at your favorite cafe.

Suffolk locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to cafes.

Here are Tripadvisor’s seven best cafes in Suffolk that are worth checking out:

1. Baileys 2 – Cafes and Tea Rooms

The contemporary cafe-bistro is Tripadvisor’s best cafe in Suffolk.

Image of a cup of coffee
Image of a cup of coffee

Cafes are a great place to get out of the cold during the fall months
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The café offers a variety of tasty treats, aromatic coffees and sandwiches with a twist.

Located close to the city center, the cafe is the perfect place to stop and take a break from shopping.

Where: 5 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX

2. David of Sudbury

Described as having “good happy coffee” by one customer, the cafe is located in the heart of downtown Sudbury.

Freshly made sandwiches, hot dishes and a range of homemade pastries are also on the menu.

The cafe is adults only and is a perfect place to relax and read your favorite book or catch up with a friend.

Where: 51 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2ET

3. Ruby’s Kitchen

A perfect place to stop for a cup of tea after a walk along the Suffolk coast.

The cafe is popular with locals and visitors to Felixstowe.

One customer said: ‘The cakes on display were so appealing, as was the wine list, which I thought it would be rude not to indulge in.’

Where: 1 Bent Hill, Felixstowe IP11 7DG England

4. Earsham Street Cafe

Proud to serve quality meals and delicious cakes, Earhsam Street Café has been rated fourth best on Tripadvisor.

Dogs are also welcome in the covered courtyard and there is a place for cyclists to park their bikes.

Guests have praised the staff for the efficient and friendly service.

Where: 1-13 rue Earsham, Bungay NR35 1AE

5. Oranges and lemons

Located in East Bergholt, the Oranges & Lemons cafe is a popular stop where people can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

The cafe also has ample parking but is also a good place to stop if you are walking through the historic village.

There is also a gift shop in the cafe.

Where: Rectory Hill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6TL

6. Grazing Sheep

A cafe with a view. Based on the Ipswich seafront, visitors can enjoy a cup of tea while overlooking the marina.

The cafe offers non-dairy options.

One happy customer said in a review “Really friendly relaxing atmosphere and great coffee, my latte was wonderful.”

Where: Regatta Quay, 15a Key St, Ipswich IP4 1FH

7. No. Fifty-one Coffee

The popular cafe is located in the center of the coastal town of Southwold.

One customer said in a review “The food is always fresh and tasty and the staff are friendly.”

Where: 51 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DJ

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