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Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
01728 687 980
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a coffee but not for lunch

Very busy cafe that is great for breakfast or a cake and a coffee but choices for lunch were rather limited. If you want lunch advise Plough and Sail next door

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I note that some reviews mention the lack of choice but I feel they are missing the point. This is a comparatively small restaurant which prepares its food fresh from local sources when possible. The menu changes on a regular basis. The staff have always been friendly and efficient and have been willing to tweek the order to suit dietary... More 

Thank voodoopenguin
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy cafe that is great for breakfast or a cake and a coffee but choices for lunch were rather limited. If you want lunch advise Plough and Sail next door

Thank bathgirl52
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service and nice food - we only had tea and the "cake of the day" which was an orange cake - nice and moist without being soggy and an excellent flavour. The staff were friendly and efficient. Another good place to go with my wheelchair bound husband as there's a lift up to the cafe and the accessible toilet

Thank enidj303
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had lunch here on a wet Wenesday, the cafe was packed and noisy (low ceiling in part). There were several children, but the noise not due to them. We had duck confit which was good, but the sauté potatoes were cold and not properly cooked. Good cheesecake to follow. The two waitresses were pleasant but struggled to serve so... More 

Thank Lesley V
Norwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Situated in, and over looking the lovely Home and Garden shop in Snape Maltings, the café offers a welcome and convenient venue for refreshment ... had lunch here and it was delicious. Friendly atmosphere, and the décor is modern and comfortable, with a sofa area as well as tables for various numbers of guests. We had fish and chips and... More 

Thank Cityexiles
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Using a lot of high quality, local produce, Cafe 1885 offers and interesting menu for breakfast or lunch and a magnificent afternoon tea. Food is freshly cooked and our dietary requirements were easily and happily accommodated. We have no hesitation in recommending a meal here.

Thank Lis4444
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Arrived on opening on a Tuesday. Nice warm welcome and excellent service. Good, strong coffee. Both had the full breakfast which was fantastic. Quality ingredients cooked perfectly. We had a table overlooking the home store which was fun for people watching while we ate.

Thank Jane O
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Pleasant and efficient cafe. We arrived around 10.30am and ordered croissant (not displayed on the counter) and black coffee. Croissants arrived crisp/brown on the surface but barely warm inside, which would be OK if they had been good quality but unfortunately they needed the accompanying Tiptree strawberry jam to make them edible. Re-heated commercial variety? Coffee was strong (good) but... More 

Thank misslotte
Stockport, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We rarely rate a place as poor, and we visit a lot of teashops. Reading the previous reviews, I can only assume we went on an off day. We waited 5 minutes after sitting down for our order to be taken, even though the waitress cleared empty cups from the tables next to us, ignoring us whilst doing so. When... More 

Thank wanderingdubyas
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A lovely lunch st tge granery tea shop lovey friendly smiling staff fast service excellent choice of menu fabulous cakes so good to find a good place to lunch will be back again thank you for a very nice day

Thank georgina926

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Snape
  • Phone Number: 01728 687 980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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