The people of Beccles pick their favourite places to grab a cuppa

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 May 2018

Twyfords Cafe. photo: James Carr

Twyfords Cafe. photo: James Carr


Do you ever find yourself in Beccles and unsure of the best place to grab a coffee or tea?

Baileys Delicatessen. Photo: James Carr.Baileys Delicatessen. Photo: James Carr.

Fear no more!

We asked people on the Enjoy Beccles More Facebook page for their favourite place to grab a cuppa in town and once again the response was overwhelming.

Members were quick to dispense their local knowledge and illuminate some of the hidden gems around the town.

For Simone Gallant there is only one place to go – Twyfords Café in Exchange Square.

Graze Cafe Bar and Grill at the White Horse. photo: James CarrGraze Cafe Bar and Grill at the White Horse. photo: James Carr

She said: “If in town it has to be Twyfords, if nothing else for the lovely gardens out the back.”

Mandy Catchpole agreed, explaining she enjoys visiting the café post-pamper at Redz Hairstylists.

She said: A visit to Twyfords after a lovely pamper at Abi’s Beauty at Redz – can’t beat it.”

Peter Martin believes the location is just as important as the drinks and recommended Waveney House Hotel in Puddingmoor.

Oakfired at the Royal Oak. Picture: Nick ButcherOakfired at the Royal Oak. Picture: Nick Butcher

He said: “It’s in Beccles for one thing and by the marvellous River Waveney for another.”

Location is also a key issue for David Little who hailed Graze Café Bar and Grill at the White Horse, in New Market.

Mr Little said: “The garden at Graze is a must this time of year and it’s dog friendly!”

Beccles Station Café in Station Road, also proved a popular option with Glyn Harvey, Gazzy Savidge and Karl Read recommending it.

Mr Harvey added: “Great bacon rolls and coffee.”

Becky Chown was quick to give Soupa, in The Walk, a shout out and said: “Lovely little garden out the back and the people are lovely.”

Baileys Delicatessen, in Hungate, was a firm favourite for many people.

Karen King praised the atmosphere of the deli and said: “It is nice and quiet – no coffee machine noise.”

Many people chose Oakfired at the Royal Oak as their top pick.

The restaurant was recently voted the town’s favourite place to eat pizza in an Enjoy Beccles More poll and it seem is popular among coffee lovers also.

Isabel Pollock said: “It would have to be Oak Fired a The Royal Oak – just took my laptop for a change of scenery and their wifi reaches outside in their back garden.

Ms Pollack added: “Yummy coffee and even managed to answer a few emails.”

Philippa Drew was similarly impressed by the restaurant. She said: “I like the choice of a nice quiet garden or front table by the window were there is a good selection of newspapers to flick through whilst enjoying a super cup of coffee.”

Honourable mentions also go to Relish Sandwich Bar in Market Row and The King’s Head Hotel in New Market which were also highly-recommended.

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