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The Mess - CLOSED

Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 7989 088005
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible6%
Apr 8, 2014
“Best stop in Thorpness!”
Feb 21, 2014
“great food, good atmosphere”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Excellent food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere with the bonus of the attached Emporium antiques centre to visit.

Thank David Price
Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I came in here twice as we were away on holiday in Suffolk, and I must say we were really impressed both times. The salted caramel cake was delicious, the coffee superb. We came in for lunch one day and the sandwiches-...More

3  Thank John R
Reviewed February 14, 2014

And it was. The size of the cup was a bit measly for the price though. Pleasant young lady serving but hardly brimming with cheer. Scones at £2.50 each were overpriced and disappointing.

Thank birdsandbuns
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We called in for a snack in early September 2013 and like some other reviewers, felt that it took too long to get our food considering that there were only two other people in the café. we received double the coffees that we ordered as...More

1  Thank colfair123
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Hardly anybody in there but still nearly half an hour for two cups of tea and whn it arrived it was luke warm. Plenty of staff but they didn't seem to know what they were doing. Also hugely over-priced. Won't be going back

2  Thank john a
Reviewed December 5, 2013

On a rainy and windy day at the beginning of December we were looking for a good coffee and a bite to eat. We found The Mess and it did exactly what we needed, the best coffee in a long time - I had an...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We live locally and had previously been to the Mess and were very disappointed. The breakfast took over 30 mins to come out - and we had only ordered two pieces of toast. They had ran out of orange juice and croissants and it was...More

1  Thank VS2010
Reviewed November 26, 2013

My wife and I visited The Mess on Saturday 23rd November. We have a holiday home in Aldeburgh and enjoy long walks and lunches in the surrounding villages, so were looking forward to trying the new café. I'm afraid that it was a total disappointment....More

3  Thank Steve P
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We visited the Mess for coffee today. We have lived in the area for almost 20 years so were very keen to see what the new place is like...... It is not finished we think? It looks very bare, flooring cracked and rough, wires sticking...More

1  Thank muggySaxmundham
Reviewed October 7, 2013

When staying at the in laws near thorpeness we used to always head to Aldeburgh for coffee and cakes! Not any more! The mess have been really well revived and the new cafe is simple, yet tastefully done. The food, like the decor is simple...More

1  Thank Ed W
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  • Address: Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 7989 088005
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