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“An independent success story” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baker & Barista

Baker & Barista
St. Peter's Street | IP1 1XF, Ipswich, England
+44 1473 808142
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Ranked #12 of 344 Restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Description: A creative and independent coffee house, passionate about serving great tasting coffee, whole leaf tea, home baked treats along with a few lunch options. OPEN Monday to Friday 8.30Am - 4pm & Saturday 9.30Am - 5pm. Come and say hello...
Restaurant details
Description: A creative and independent coffee house, passionate about serving great tasting coffee, whole leaf tea, home baked treats along with a few lunch options. OPEN Monday to Friday 8.30Am - 4pm & Saturday 9.30Am - 5pm. Come and say hello...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An independent success story”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I popped in for a coffee and a bite to eat. I wasn't really made to feel that welcome but the coffee and cake was absolutely lovely.

Some other reviewers have mentioned this but its best to realise that this isn't your average business that employs staff, its a lifestyle business run by the owner... so although they should be better with customer service and not so rude talking to their friends and family, its not a highly profitable venture, they are doing it as its something they enjoy and judging by taste they are doing a very good job of it. Keep it up!

Visited December 2013
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Coffee Shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Wonderful coffee and a great selection of home made cakes.
Warm homely feel to this cafe.
Will definitely be returning very soon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Extremely wonderful family run business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The staff were extremely warm, were attentive and always happy to help!
The cakes all home made were delicious!
I will definitely be recommending this to my friends and family!!
Cannot wait to visit in the summer!! Oh and I've heard they can cater for private functions! I will definitely be keeping them in mind!! Very happy customer!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Need to look after customers first - not friends”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The coffee's OK and the cake was alright but we weren't exactly made to feel welcome as the proprietors were engrossed in dealing with some friends (maybe regular customers)

We don't live in the area, so we're unlikely to be back anyway, but if we were locals we wouldn't be returning, and we'd be warning our friends not to go.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great coffee - a boutique cafe, love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Popped in at lunch time today to meet a friend and had a fab coffee and a slice of ginger cake, very enjoyable - great location for me as I work just out of town. Lovely and light and bright inside and saw that they do ciabattas so next time will have lunch! Fab little seating area out the back - what a gem!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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