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“Simply good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cult Cafe Bar

Cult Cafe Bar
Ranked #57 of 439 Restaurants in Ipswich
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, British, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Simply good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Cult cafe bar is a great place to relax. The drinks selection is extensive, the staff are always very friendly, and the menu is interesting and varied.
The food is excellent, fresh and very well prepared. Even some of the simple dishes, such as the nachos, are amazing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anthony w
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English first
Suffolk
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“New favourite place for Saturday breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We'd heard about this place, but finally got round to trying it and we're not disappointed! Vintage look was really interesting and comfortable. there was a mixed clientele from couples to small groups of twenty-somethings, to families, to older groups of friends. Open to all - not just students (though as a mum of a student it's nice to see them being made welcome and catered for in such a lovely place). Good coffee and a nice bacon sarnie for breakfast with a great view of the dock, and friendly, helpful staff. Looking forward to going back, maybe one evening when the music is on, to try some of the other items on the menu.

Visited June 2014
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Thank ClanCat
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London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Consistency is important even for students”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a uni venue so expectations must be conditioned around that. We have some really fabulous but quite fastidious friends so went to check out this place the night before we took them there. On the first night we paid £10 to see a group who were first class, but for their reference the support violinist was not conducive to their superb performance and we were close to leaving because we listened to what seemed to us to be the same East European folk tune played several times sung by a tuneless violins player. We shared a rack of ribs on this first occasion which were world class and a waffle and ice cream pudding which was equally good. On the return the following evening the ribs were mediocre seeming as if from a low quality supermarket;the waffles and ice cream were as good though. Perhaps it was because the owner came in the first night; it was lovely to notice her staff from their other establishment keeping her company. However the food tonight was not anywhere near as good as the previous night. Nonetheless the venue is great even for none students, but aim to finish tour meal before 9 o'clock because the really weird and unmusical dj starts!,

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John T
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Relaxing, lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had.coffee here after morning stroll. Lovely friendly staff. Went back for a drink in the evening. Although they didn't sell what I wanted the barmaid tried to make something that resembled it! All ages in there. Nice seating areas. Very nice.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wendyaldred
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really good food - A Hidden Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Came here on the advice of a work colleague - I like American style food and this seems one of the few places in Ipswich that offers such a menu.

After much deliberation I went for one of their "Knife & Fork sized Hot Dogs". Go with a big appetite as these really are a decent sized Hot Dog. They come with coleslaw, small leafy salad and some tortilla chips. I had a side of chips too, but I think this was unnecessary - I couldn't finish it all. All was well-cooked; the hot dog was meaty and succulent and thankfully nothing like what normally passes for a hot dog from the supermarket.

Service was swift and polite and the decor was light and airy with good use of "retro" and/or vintage furniture with the added bonus of views across the waterfront. The only downside is that there was no high chair available for our friends' one-year old - he had to make do with a lap. That aside, Cult Cafe is well worth a look. Go with an empty belly: you'll be able to eat more of their nice food!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mr_Bounce38
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