Our Guide to Finding the Best Coffee in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 03/12/2019

With the winter months now officially here a warm coffee shop offers a warm respite from the cold outdoors. 

Whether as a break from your Christmas shopping or a relaxing midday stop off, here are the best places in Ipswich to enjoy comforting warm drinks, especially coffee!  

Applaud

Applaud


A stylish coffee house on Saint Peters Street, Applaud always hosts a wonderful array of art for purchase on their walls. They’re coffee is excellent and with friendly staff in a welcoming environment it’s a winning combo. Plus, their lovely garden area is dog friendly! Perfect if you’re out on a morning stroll with your pooch.

See more about Applaud here

Caffe Nero's

Caffe Nero's


The Italian inspired UK coffee chain's Buttermarket location shows cases a light and relaxed upstairs seating. The building itself dates back to the 16th century and cases an interesting mounted fireplace crest thought to have been created during the rule of the last Tudor monarch queen Elizabeth the 1st. A perfect stopping point for those interested in a bit of Ipswich History! Whilst not the cheapest coffee on the list they’re consistently excellent coffee is always a must try.

Find out more on Nero's coffee here

Coffee Cat at the Town Hall

Coffee Cat at the Town Hall


Again, directly in the centre of town the town hall is the perfect location for a lunch stop during your busy day so you can explore this coffee shop without having to go out of your way. The cafe boasts a large bright relaxing space with walls adorned with art, if you're not a fan of coffee their chai lattes are excellent or you could treat yourself to an afternoon or cream tea at a brilliant price.

Fish Face

Fish Face


A wonderful arty environment right in the centre of town, not only do they serve great food but there’s lots of vintage and handmade finds to explore throughout the shop. They also have a downstairs family room for parents to unwind with their little ones during the day! If you stop by here we highly recommend their chai latte made with a tea bag rather than powder or syrup.

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Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo


A wonderful vegan-centric café which is brightly coloured and extremely friendly, Hullaballoo is a must go to if you enjoy alternative milks or fancy giving it a try. Whilst you’re there maybe even try the ‘best waffles in town’ which come delicious and guilt free!

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Pennikkity Pots

Pennikkity Pots


If you fancy a crafty activity along with your coffee and cake why not paint your own coffee mug to take home? And even if you aren’t artistically inclined, the café itself provides a warm and welcoming environment where you can sit and enjoy your drinks regardless of if you paint or not. There’s a wonderful sheltered seating area outside where you can watch the world go by too.

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Pickwick's

Pickwick's


If you’re into the history of Ipswich Pickwick’s is a great place to stop off and enjoy the rich history of the building. Dating from the 15th Century the building is said to have been the office of Thomas Woolsey’s secretary and obtained an Art Nouveau façade in the twenties. With a wide selection of teas and coffee you’ll be stuck for choice in this gem of a coffee shop.

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St Lawrence Tower

St Lawrence Tower


Set inside a beautiful church on Dial lane this cafe might not be what you expect it to be. This location is not only spacious and excellently priced but all proceeds go towards straight back into the venue and the charity Realise Futures which runs it. Aimed at helping people with learning disabilities to train, learn skills and gain the confidence they need for the future careers you won’t have a more worthwhile coffee.

Not only this, but St Lawrence Church also boasts the oldest working church bells in the country yet another wonderful historic site to drink in the atmosphere.

Find more about the charity here...

The Grazing Sheep

The Grazing Sheep


Wonderfully situated on the waterfront The Grazing Sheep boasts a relaxed upstairs seating and must have views in their outside area. Not only is the coffee here excellent but so is their brunch, with a fully inclusive menu (vegan + gluten free) it’s the perfect location for everyone.

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