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“Great coffee, great food, fantastic location.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Really Rather Good

Really Rather Good
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Burntisland, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great coffee, great food, fantastic location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

When in Bury st. Edmunds you MUST visit this coffee shop opposite the entrance to the Cathedral Gardens. The service here is excellent & the shop extremely clean & inviting.

Having sampled their cakes, scones & sandwiches on several occasions I can definitely vouch for the quality of their wares. Their coffee is second to none.

Will I go back? Most certainly.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Stewart-Hazel
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Andreas B, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Hello there, thanks very much for your comments. Really pleased you've experienced consistently high quality service and food on repeated visits. Thanks again.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Good coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A good cappuccino (why do so many places get it so wrong) enjoyed the food + the service was first class with excellent attention to detail. We will come back

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Francesca D
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Andreas B, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Hi thanks for your comments. In answer to your question about cappuccinos! - they're actually pretty hard to get right, so probably down to a lack of training and/or poor base coffee beans. See you again soon, hopefully!
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent - the best in Bury St. Edmunds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have often walked past and thought how nice this place looked, but sadly there was never a vacant table so we had to go elsewhere. Today, we were lucky and managed to get a seat outside. How glad we were! My husband ordered a mozzarella, basil and tomato panini and for myself a piece of carrot cake. We were seriously impressed by the taste and quality of the food - far superior to anything else we have sampled in the town. You could tell the cake was homemade and not mass produced. The coffee was also delicious - so hard to find a really good cup of coffee these days! We are hoping that we get lucky again as I think we have discovered a real gem in this coffee house.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Deborah M
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Andreas B, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Hello Deborah, thanks alot for your kind comments. Downside of being small - we do get full quite alot! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed it. I see you live in the lovely Woodbridge so hopefully we'll see you again!
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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“Great place, Great Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We ended up coming here twice as the coffee and food was so good!
Not a huge choice, but what they do, they do very well!
Lovely service, nice atmosphere & seating. Excellent little find!

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Thank Edawes1983
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Andreas B, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Hello and thank you very much indeed. Always good to hear positive things, especially from contributors who are as active as you are. Many thanks, we hope to see you again if you venture down the M1 in our direction at some point!
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Scottish Borders
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35 reviews
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“The way to do it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We visited this place having just had a poor experience at a nearby establishment and it was hugely better. The staff are friendly and there are plenty of little touches that show they make the effort to get things right. The coffee is good, as is the real leaf tea served with hot water and china cups. The cakes were very tasty and the setting in the centre of the town make it a great stopping place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Andreas B, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. Much appreciated.
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