The best brunch in Suffolk. Make the most of the weekend with eggs, pancakes and pastries at Suffolk’s best brunch restaurants and cafes.
19 St Peter’s St, Ipswich IP1 1XF | Tel: 01473 808142
It’s a family affair at Applaud Coffee. The stylish café is run by sisters and is set among the independent retailer scene of Ipswich. Tuck into fresh scones and cakes which are made on-site, porridge with fruits, toasties and smoothies. If you’re in the mood for something more substantial share one of the artisan boards stacked with cured meats, olives and bread. There’s a cute little courtyard for sunny days too.
Honey + Harvey
56 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL | Tel: 01394 547216
Get ready for a feast at this brunch café in Woodbridge. Sourdough, eggs, bacon, halloumi, sweet potato hash and more – there’s something to suit all! In addition, there’s four smashed avocado options, fruit, cereal, bagels and baps. Ingredients are sourced locally, and brunch can be washed down with artisan coffee. Gluten-free and allergies can be catered for. There’s also a second location in Melton. It’s dog-friendly too! www.honeyandharvey.co.uk/woodbridge
Two Magpies Bakery
88 High St, Southwold IP18 6DP | Tel: 01502 726120
This award-winning bakery is a favourite with locals. In fact, their bread, cakes and pastries are so good they now have four locations; Southwold, Aldeburgh, Darsham and Norwich. Try their freshly baked bread packed with flavours or indulge in something sweet. www.twomagpiesbakery.co.uk
London Road, Beccles NR34 8TT | Tel: 01502 219110
Reminiscent of London’s famous Petersham Nurseries, the Instagrammable Urban Jungle is a café and plant nursery, and the perfect location for brunch in Suffolk. The food is just as vibrant as the interiors and you can dine among the Mediterranean garden. There’s an all-day breakfast (veggie option available) and a choice of Belgian waffles. Don’t leave without trying a pudding and checking out the Cactus House!
Suffolk Food Hall
Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AB | Tel: 01473 786 616
Popular with locals and visitors, Suffolk Food Hall has a reputation for excellent local produce. Browse the farm shop stacked with local goodies, then sit down in the restaurant for a classic brunch of eggs, smashed avocado and pancakes. Meat-lovers will love the steak and eggs, farmer’s fry up and sizzler.
Pump Street Bakery
1 Pump St, Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2LZ | Tel: 01394 459829
One of the most well-known bakeries in Suffolk, this pink-walled bakery is famous for its chocolate so don’t leave without purchasing a bar to take home. Takeaway bread, delicious cakes and perfect pastries from the bakery or eat in. Breakfast is served all day and features sourdough toast, eggs, granola and a bacon bun.
Orford is a small picturesque Suffolk town and it’s well worth spending a few hours here; climb to the top of the castle, take a walk along the river and tuck into its famous oysters at lunch! www.pumpstreetchocolate.com
Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich IP9 | Tel: 01473 604206
One of Suffolk’s best brunch spots and family attractions. Stop by the restaurant for coffee and cake or tuck into a hearty brunch such as the ‘Greedy Farmers Breakfast’ – a fry up with all the trimmings – meaty baps, eggs, sweet waffles, pancakes and avocado on toast. Work off full tummies with a wander around the farm and parkland. www.jimmysfarm.com
Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds IP31 1SL | Tel: 01284 705099
Just five minutes outside Bury St Edmunds, Folk Café is set within a timber framed converted barn. It serves up a simple but tasty menu of artisan coffee and bread from local suppliers, plus hearty homemade breakfasts, lunches and snacks. The café is the perfect pit stop for cyclists, dog walkers or those wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of the town.