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Really Rather Good

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31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
+44 1284 756181
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds...
Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Our espresso beans are a special blend from 4 countries, and we invested in a grinder and espresso machine which are amongst the best available. Whether you're after an Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cortado, flat white, affogato (ask us!), Espresso or ristretto, we're your first port of call.For tea lovers we have a range of exceptional loose leaf teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Green, 7-fruit, Decaffeinated, Spearmint, Darjeeling, Jasmine or White tea. We also offer milk, ginger or white hot chocolate. To top it all off our homemade cakes (many Gluten Free!!)And light lunches (Gluten Free Wraps available) are interesting and extremely tasty. We also offer tasty breakfasts (Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg/Smoked Salmon as a well as porridge and granola). Best of all you can enjoy all of this whilst looking at the best view in Bury through our picture windows - straight out over Angel Square towards the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lives up to the sign

Independent coffee shop in a great location at the bottom of Abbeygate Street. For the size of the establishment they offer a good range of hot and cold drinks and food. Have sampled both coffee and tea - very good. Friendly staff always ready to oblige

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Cathy G
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Independent coffee shop in a great location at the bottom of Abbeygate Street. For the size of the establishment they offer a good range of hot and cold drinks and food. Have sampled both coffee and tea - very good. Friendly staff always ready to oblige

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Popped in here for coffee and a scone with my partner. Coffee ok ish, scones off, so had a challenging slice of peanut thingie. But major off putting was the waitress fixing her hair at the counter. This is a food establishment after all........

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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398 reviews 398 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had some coffee and panini here for lunch. The cappuccino was very good, but go for the normal size as the large is very large! My wife had a chocolate milk shake that she thought was great and reminded her of American shakes. The panini were tasty and point hot.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had a fabulous slice of ginger cake with excellent tea. Well worth a visit. The service was spot on and I particularly liked the fact that all the cakes were individual and home made.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a lovely, small, cafe with a beautiful view of the Abbey gate and Angel Hill. Very good coffee and tea.

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Suffolk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I popped in for cream tea with visiting friends yesterday and had rather an unfriendly welcome from the waitress on this occasion. With such an unprofessional attitude, we had no choice but walk out which was a shame as they serve delicious cream teas. Our disappointing experience was however overcome by the warm and courteous greetings and service at nearby... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you want to have a good cup of coffee I suggest coming here. However, do not expect the service to be prompt and you may have to enquire over your coffee/food as they tend to forget you have ordered

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ipswich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As normal, the most delicious coffee I have ever had, efficient staff and wonderful atmosphere. Goats cheese panini always hits the spot and served so quickly, but obviously all fresh high quality ingredients. Great selection of food, drink and cakes as always. Feel good place through and through. Well done Annette and wonderful staff for making this such a lovely... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Popped in for lunch, nice staff, lovely sandwiches and a huge choice of tea and coffee. Breakfast looked good but we were too late

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My mum was visiting yesterday, so we did some shopping and was looking for somewhere for a light lunch. Came across this little gem and am so glad we did! I had an absolutely divine cheese scone. Was the size of my head, served warm, with butter, onion chutney and little cubes of cheese on a little side dish. Yummy!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 756181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Our espresso beans are a special blend from 4 countries, and we invested in a grinder and espresso machine which are amongst the best available. Whether you're after an Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cortado, flat white, affogato (ask us!), Espresso or ristretto, we're your first port of call.For tea lovers we have a range of exceptional loose leaf teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Green, 7-fruit, Decaffeinated, Spearmint, Darjeeling, Jasmine or White tea. We also offer milk, ginger or white hot chocolate. To top it all off our homemade cakes (many Gluten Free!!)And light lunches (Gluten Free Wraps available) are interesting and extremely tasty. We also offer tasty breakfasts (Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg/Smoked Salmon as a well as porridge and granola). Best of all you can enjoy all of this whilst looking at the best view in Bury through our picture windows - straight out over Angel Square towards the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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