5 of our Favourite Independent Coffee Shops in Suffolk

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Last Updated on March 9, 2023

Whether you’re out and about in the town centres, or simply fancy a nice, relaxing refreshment, we’ve got you covered with our selection of fantastic coffee shops located around the magnificent county of Suffolk.

  1. Applaud Coffee – Ipswich

Located just a short walk away from the main shopping centres of Ipswich, and tucked away in the back streets of the town, you’ll find the quaint coffee shop of Applaud Coffee. Established in 2013, it quickly rose up the ranks after being awarded the ‘Best Coffee Shop in Suffolk’ by the East Anglia Daily Times in 2020. If this wasn’t enough it also earned the title of ‘Favourite Café’ in Ipswich’s Food & Drinks Award which was voted for by the public.

  1. Honey & Harvey – Woodbridge and Ipswich

With two branches in easy reach of both Barges, in Woodbridge and Melton, plus another opening in the centre of Ipswich, Honey & Harvey has long been one of our favourite things. Fabulous for a morning coffee to kick start your day, breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea, H&H has got it covered. Dog friendly, and with a great selection of veggie and vegan offerings, as well as great range of cakes, sandwiches, and meals, Honey & Harvey is a much for your holiday in Suffolk. Oh, and they’ve been in the Times Top 25 too!

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  1. The Tea Hut – Woodbridge

Situated on the River Deben, the Tea Hut is in a truly tranquil spot, looking over some of the most beautiful countryside Suffolk has to offer. With large outdoor decking looking out over the River Deben, the coffee shop is dog and child friendly, making it a great place to kick back and watch the world and boats go by. Think of it as the best place for some scenery and scones.

  1. Baileys2 – Bury St Edmunds

After finishing 4th on the TripAdvisor list of best coffee shops in Suffolk, Baileys2 doesn’t disappoint! Boasting extremely good TripAdvisor views, Baileys2 is just a short meander through the centre of Bury St Edmunds street, and inside, you will be able to order from an extensive menu of food and hot drinks. Ultimately, whether all of your shopping is done, or you’re just getting started, Baileys2 is a great place to catch a break for some afternoon tea and a relaxing environment. 

  1. Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms- Lavenham

Last but not least, and hidden away in the south of Suffolk, Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms is nestled in the picturesque village of Lavenham. Known for the extensive amounts of Tudor style houses throughout the village, this village is about as ‘Suffolk’ as you can get. But, whilst you’re out in Lavenham (possibly visiting the Guidhall, where the Harry Potter series came for Godric’s Hollow), why not pop into the Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms. With the coffee shop taking on an old-style, rather fitting considering the wool village its situated in, and you like stepping back into the past, the Blue Vintage Tea Rooms are just for you!

All easy to visit during a holiday in Suffolk, why not contact us today to find out how you can enjoy these spots whilst staying in one of our Barns and Barges for rent.