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Really Rather Good

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31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
+44 1284 756181
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely place for Lunch, we really enjoyed our food here. Fresh sandwiches made to order with very good ingredients.

Thank SuffolkMarl
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely tea shop to have Sunday afternoon tea and cake. The cake is amazing and fresh, service very quick and your not rushed to leave, would definitely go again!

Thank myhelpfulreview
Eye, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent coffee served in a timely fashion. Can't fault the coffee. Service slightly less than smiling.....

Thank kl h
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to have our dogs welcomed. One of the staff even stopped to fuss them Food was great. Loved my goats cheese sandwich with tomato and rocket which was made to order. Rest of the party had cheese scones with onion marmalade and pieces of cheese Prices were good value for quality of food Service was quick and pleasant

Thank Beerhunter11
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Only stopped for a light snacks, sat outside overlooking Angel Hill, service was quick and friendly. Food was delish and so fresh tasting! Very good value.

Thank cottontail_10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at Really Rather Good cafe because it is dog friendly. The cream tea we had was great and the staff were excellent! The scones were tasty and the vast selections of tea meant we could all have something different. The cafe even has a tea smelling box where you can test smell the teas!! Lovely afternoon was... More 

Thank ChrisSanders01
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I used to walk by this cafe when walking my dogs, wishing I could go in. Then one day I tied up my dogs outside the door to run in and get a quick takeaway coffee, they told me to come in with my dogs. Dog walking has never been the same! Nice friendly staff, good coffee and a nice... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A lovely café, with both internal and external seating, situated on a prominent corner between the main town centre and the Abbey Gardens, this culinary delight caters for coffee lovers right through to full lunches and beyond. Arranged internally with a series of mirrored bays, the compact size is excellently handled to render the interior light, bright and airy. Excellent... More 

Thank maplesteve
Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is another of those lovely independent coffee shops that deserve support as they do offer such good quality. It is so nice to enjoy the home made food, well brewed tea and coffee and wonderful locally made ice cream. I would love to find this elsewhere, especially somewhere close to our Derbyshire home but so far, no such luck.... More 

Thank parisienne61
Aldringham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Must have visited on a off day service poor, average food and long wait despite not being busy. Too much chat at counter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?