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Fishface Upholstery


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gluten free options available, lovely food in a nice relaxed atmosphere, Good value for money. Very helpful staff advising what was gluten free and what was available.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jrelaxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They started ok, we thought was a very good thing for Ipswich to have something that is Not a chain coffe place. I use to go with my friends but every time there was something going on, the quality started to go down but the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute place to go for lunch. Staff are very friendly and it’s affordable and their is plenty of choice on the menu. I had a bagel which was lush, it didn’t come with sun dried tomatoes like I asked and when I asked them...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank angelhuizar1996
Reviewed January 9, 2019

An independent cafe tucked away in the centre of Ipswich, They offer a good range of cakes and savouries, and a very smooth decaf coffee!. Around the walls they offer craft items and other curiosities which adds an extra dimension to your visit. Staff are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WinesaGoodun
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I visit here quite frequently as they serve delicious dairy free/gluten free/vegan cakes alongside the normal range of pastries and cakes. If you can grab a table it's nice to sit in, small and quirky interior. Nice menu if you want something more to eat,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Claire K
FishfaceUpholstery, Owner at Fishface Upholstery, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thankyou very much for your review very much appreciated.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Food and coffee are great, love the chocolate brownies, so would highly recommend for this, hence the three stars. However service can vary from excellent to very poor, especially when the usual staff don't seem to be around. Poor service in the sense of having...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Betty S
FishfaceUpholstery, Public Relations Manager at Fishface Upholstery, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Only just seen this review. I can only apologise but I think this must have been the week we unsuccessfully employed an additional person to the team. Trying to increase members of staff to alleviate the problem of being very popular had turned out to...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Went for lunch here on Monday with my mum whilst visiting Ipswich, quirky inside with a mix match of tables. Nice service, friend and efficient. Ordered cheese scones which were warmed with butter and chutney and delicious, plus the spice apple and almond cake very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Louise D
FishfaceUpholstery, Public Relations Manager at Fishface Upholstery, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks for the review. Not sure what we’d have to fo to get a 5 star rating though !

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Been here twice now and love love love it. Previously we’d always eat at chain cafes, but as my daughter few older and more fussy it became more and more tricky. Fishface was the answer to my prayers - sandwiches are prepared using gorgeous bread,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WaffleMum
FishfaceUpholstery, Public Relations Manager at Fishface Upholstery, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your review and so glad you can notice the effort we put in. Hopefully you will also notice that the coffee takes better than chain store coffees as how often does the coffee taste burnt because they haven’t brushed out the...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Really great independant coffee shop. Always get delicious food and fantastic service. Definitely one of our favourite coffee shops in town

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jess19712018
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

First time coming here, lovely place the decor is lovely lots to look at.. I came with my daughter for a quick mid shopping lunch, I had chicken coronation sandwich and my daughter had a tuna panini.. it took 45mins to arrive! When it did...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank VictoriaL429
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July 27, 2017|
Response from FishfaceUpholstery | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in responding.. so busy. I think that it is possible to get in with a wheelchair. We have numerous spaces downstairs and outside that you could use. It does get busy but, there are at least 6 tables you... More
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