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“Classic Sunday Brunch”
Review of Farm Cafe

Farm Cafe
Ranked #18 of 93 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Staying with Suffolk based friends they announced we were going out for a late breakfast and we eventually ended up at the farm cafe which has become one of their favourites. Justifiably so we agreed after a leisurely Sunday brunch in the bright and pleasant cafe. There was a varied menu and between the four of us we managed eggs benedict, granola with local yoghurt and a selective take on a full English. All were excellent and based on topnotch ingredients. Difficult to predict what meals might be like at other times but the indications are good. The setting is positive; a nice open, unadorned and light space, newspapers available and with cheerful service. The one downside was the appearance of young female friends of the waitress with a puppy in tow. Its presence near food was a downer for the four of us but the problem was exacerbated when it was handed over the counter to the waitress, who minutes earlier had been serving our food, to fondle. Somebody needs to reinforce good practice to the staff.

That apart first rate for what it is and you can easily see why it is a popular destination that has earned plaudits from the press and the Guides. It isn't dirt cheap but I thought it good value.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Big Boys' Breakfast Club (http://bbbc.tadpole.fii.me) ventured along the A12 for the second month in a row for our November outing. The Suffolk breakfast met all our needs (to keep us going until teatime), but there was also a blackboard of other breakfast specials (including deviled kidneys & eggs benedict) that looked equally tempting. The eggs (fried, poached & scrambled ordered) were eggcellently cooked (over-easy was not flipped so technically sunny-side-up) but were not phlegmy); local award winning sausages simply superb; nice bacon; proper tomatoes (tinned also available); lovely field mushrooms & black pudding. Stokes & other local sauces / condiments available with free tea/coffee top-ups. Good value at the basic £6.90 but price bumped up to £11 as toast, black pudding, mushrooms & tomatoes classed as extras at 90p each.

We thought we may have needed to keep coats on when sitting in the lean-to part of the restaurant but they were not needed and a wood burner was on the go in the main part. Friendly and efficient staff - would not hesitate to come back again for breakfast and will definitely call in for afternoon tea sometime. Will also have to try the pies available from the farm shop.

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Thank Ian C
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Smelt of cooking oil, a bit grubby and tired; food was very average. I had heard good reports about this cafe but was disappointed in every respect and would not be inclined to re-visit.

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Paul T, Owner at Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

So sorry - we are disappointed too! We have had a lot of fab reviews over the last 12 years and it is easy to get complacent. Sometimes a ‘wake-up call’ is needed and you have provided that. We are onto it and will review things urgently. A paint job and signage are already on our list!
Thank you for taking the time out to write a review.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

As we had booked nearby accommodation without breakfast supplied, we visited the Farm cafe twice during our short visit to Suffolk. It is a cafe attached to a farm shop and has quarry tile floors, a roaring fire (on colder days) and a heated conservatory type area. There is LOTS of choice for breakfast from kippers to Eggs Benedict to the usual English Breakfast, or in this case called the Suffolk - 2 eggs, 2 sausages, 2 bacon - in fact for the smaller appetites one is enough to share with a side of toast and jams. Coffee was good too and we the non Heinz sauces! We loved this place. Food is locally sourced and freshly cooked and there are plenty of papers and magazines to read while you are waiting for the food to arrive. We would thoroughly recommend this place.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Generous and well prepared food in a friendly atmosphere from a varied locally sourced menu. How much better can you hope for?

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Thank Rod C
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