Five great delis/cafes of East Anglia
Amaretto Delicatessen, Norwich – A delight for more than one sense, the goods in the window displays look so good people take photos!
But it's the taste and smell that counts most, with fresh take away food and pizzas to try, while the Amaretto team will happily talk you through their selection of fine foods. Recommended! 16, St Georges Street, Norwich
The Bistro at the Deli, Saxmundham – The Bistro at the Deli values the importance of a good cup of coffee, and hope their wide selection of coffee beans will help you choose a perfect accompaniment to their other treats. Cheeses, dressings, cakes and sandwiches, bringing quality from elsewhere to make the best in-house food, for a relaxing atmosphere.
26a High Street, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The Art Cafe, Mersea Island – If you're going to be temporarily stranded, as Mersea Island's tides might leave you, then The Art Cafe is as good a place as any to be so. The combination of beautiful artwork, great coffee and meals made from local and seasonal quality produce mean you won't mind the stay. 2 Coast Road, West Mersea, Essex
Rainbow Vegetarian Cafe, Cambridge – Rainbow Vegetarian Cafe's main output is pretty self-explanatory, offering vegan and gluten-free food in the form of vegetarian cheeses, free-range eggs, and a variety of organic beverages.
The menu aims also to draw from the varying travel experiences of its staff, providing a vegetarian taste of countries near and far. 9a King's Parade,
Halsey's Delicatessen and Tearooms, Hitchin, Herts – Halsey's was first opened in Hitchin in 1854, and today flourishes as a joint delicatessen and tearoom. The latter serves from breakfast to late afternoon, as well as Sunday brunch, while the take away service covers everything you could want. For a little extra continental flavour there are tapas nights too. 11 Market Place, Hitchin,