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Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
01728 687 980
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lunch

popped in for a cup of cappuccino and cake during shopping trip. Lovely little cafe with good choice and good service. Perfect fit with ambiance of snape maltings

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Graham P
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Witham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Witham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

popped in for a cup of cappuccino and cake during shopping trip. Lovely little cafe with good choice and good service. Perfect fit with ambiance of snape maltings

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and appreciate your posititve feedback about the team's service and the overall ambiance of the Cafe and the Maltings. Hope you visit again soon! With kind regards Alesha Gooderham Owner More 

London
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food and general ambiance were excellent and the service from the waitress on our table very pleasant. My only 'constructive' criticism is that it had clearly been very busy and several of the staff appeared to be getting tetchy with each other. Hospitality is stressful but please don't air this while you're walking down the cafe next to tables!... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Dear Anon Whilst I appreciate your incredibly positive comments about the good and general ambience of Café 1885 it was so concerning to read your comments about our team. We have investigated your suggestion of staff rolling cigarettes very thoroughly and having checked staff rotas and when the team took their breaks and also for any CCTV footage and we... More 

Suffolk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cafe is located on a mezzanine floor at Snape Maltings. Below is the main house and home shop busy with shoppers. Upstairs you can take a rest from shopping (or come in from a long dog walk) and enjoy fresh food. There is a full brekafast menu, a lunch menu and all day brunch. At weekends the tables can... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review, you have definitely captured the spirit of what we are trying to achieve at the Maltings. Your comments are much appreciated by all the team from across the shops and in the Café. Looking forward to seeing you at the Maltings again soon, Kind regards Alesha Gooderham Owner More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness! What a delight! This was the best breakfast ever. I had the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast. Fresh ingredients freshly prepared. Very generous portions which kept me going until teatime. Friendly helpful staff. Great value for money. I will definitely return on my next visit to Suffolk.

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review - it is very much appreciated by all the team and looking forward to seeing you on your return to Suffolk. Best regards Alesha Gooderham Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We decided to go for breakfast at Cafe 1885, Snape Maltings, Suffolk followed by a walk around the varied shops. Cafe 1885 has a nice atmosphere, the staff are efficient and friendly and the veggie breakfast was the best I've eaten; it was very tasty, well presented and we didn't have to wait long. We have decided to make this... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, I am not a vegetarian but I really enjoy our vegetarian breakfast so the entire team were delighted to read your comments. Thank you again, Kind regards Alesha Gooderham, Owner More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have never felt so compelled to write a review before ! We have been going to this Caffe several times a year since it opened . It was fantastic for breakfast when it first opened and an ideal meeting place for various members of the family to join up after our 2 hour journeys before spending the rest of... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was incredibly disappointing to read of your experience so please accept my apologies for letting you down and also whilst you had brought friends along to join you in Cafe 1885. Firstly with regards to our members of staff, we don't employ staff under the age of 17, and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have visited Café 1885 so many times, but never written a review. Having read some that have been written recently, I feel it would be wrong to remain silent for any longer. This is a family friendly eatery with a comprehensive menu covering a range of light snacks, cakes, and/or lunches. Everything from all-day breakfast to afternoon tea and cake... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and particularly as it is your first. We very much appreciate your acknowledgement that the Cafe team work hard to ensure that we are a family friendly place to eat whilst also offering a comprehensive menu to allow for differing tastes and budgets. Thank you for noticing the bread, we... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an excellent cafe where I've been going regularly, once a week for the last couple of months, for a hot meal late in the afternoon between work appointments. The dish-of-the-day is always interesting, well prepared and very reasonably priced, and staff are helpful and welcoming.

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you continue to enjoy your visits to Cafe 188. The Chefs are very passionate about ensuring that the menu is seasonal, well prepared and delicious and mindful that its is well priced for a range of budgets. Thank you also for your comments about the... More 

East Anglia, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Access via the lift was problematic due to the design of the platform lift. We got tea instead of coffee in a cafetiere. One of our party wanted smoked salmon without the scrambled egg. This was accepted by the waiting staff but arrived with bog standard thick sliced white bread which the waiter admitted was from a commercial white loaf... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Dear Jenny Thank you for your comments and I know our manager spoke to you on the day of your visit as she shared your comments at that time. I apologise again from our team that our trainee had made a mistake with your coffee, it was her first day and unfortunately a simple error which went horribly wrong. She... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visiting on Tuesday after the August bank holiday really looking forward to treating ourselves to an indulgent Afternoon Tea. Unfortunately it was a bit disappointing, lovely sandwiches would have preferred brown bread but weren't offered. A very sweet synthetic tasting miniature cheesecake, 1 ganache macaroon and a stale fruit scone which needed carving to cut open. No butter was... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you felt you received the brunt end of the Bank Holiday. This makes no difference to our Café as we are open daily and bake our scones each morning so my apologies that you felt it was stale. Our staff normally offer a choice of butter, jam and cream so... More 

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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

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  • Cuisine: British

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