Craving a Cortado to kick start your day? Or simply wanting to indulge in a creamy Cappuccino? No matter the taste, we have you covered! Here are my picks for the best coffee shops in Bury St Edmunds that won’t let you down.
Folk Café – Speciality Coffee Shop In Bury St Edmunds
Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1SL
Folk Café is located only a quick drive outside of Bury St Edmunds on Fornham Business Court. After hearing countless rave reviews for a few years now, I finally got around to visiting this cafe and it has become a firm favourite of mine.
This busy cafe offers a good choice of indoor, outdoor and covered patio seating. It is quaintly decorated with bunting and fairy lights, which creates a lovely, open environment for breakfasts, coffee dates and lunches. The size and range of its menu is impressive. With many of the ingredients locally sourced, you’ll be hard pushed to even choose from all of the options.
Delicious choices include a classic fry up, (vegan option available), avocado on toast or their house granola from their all-day breakfast. Or try one of their many sandwiches for lunch. No matter what you go for, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with Folk.
Oh, and their drinks and sweet treats are also pretty spectacular! I can personally vouch for the veggie scotch egg and carrot cake – both divine.
The Coffee House (Fornham All Saints) – Independent Coffee House In Bury
Fornham All Saints, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6JY
The Coffee House in Fornham All Saints is another cafe just outside of Bury St Edmunds. Another option with plenty of spacious indoor and outdoor seating.
On a nice day, spend time out on the benches and enjoy the coffee shop’s generous menu of hot and cold drinks, yummy sandwiches, toasties, cakes and other tasty treats.
With a relaxed atmosphere, it’s well worth whiling the morning away here. You can then pop inside to explore the little boutique filled with crafty gifts and foodie bits.
Wright’s Cafe – Home To Posh Cheese Toasties
Unit 2, 2 Cornhill, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1BE
First things first – try the toasties! I had the mushroom, blue cheese and spinach one back in November and here I am still thinking about it. Toasties are, deservedly, what Wright’s are known for.
Starting out as a little stall selling these famous toasties in the market, Wright’s recently moved to a prime location in the town centre, now sporting a roomy indoor seating area whilst maintaining its quaint and rustic charm. Dine in on Shakshuka or Crumpet with Potted Brown Shrimp from the brunch menu, choose from the selection of salads made fresh daily or decide on one of the many toasties everyone’s talking about.
With lovely homemade sweet treats and a large drinks menu, Wright’s has been the perfect addition to Bury St Edmunds’ independent cafes.
Really Rather Good – Tea, Coffee and Afternoon Tea In Bury St Edmunds
31A Abbeygate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LW
Really Rather Good is an independent coffee house and tea lounge set nicely at the top of Angel Hill. Its location offers beautiful views of the Abbey Gate and is perfect for people watching during the summer. Since COVID, they have extended their outdoor seating area quite a bit and on clear days, it has a pleasant and bustling atmosphere.
The food is also really tasty and the cafe uses as many locally sourced ingredients as they can. With its large menu, including a generous selection of sandwiches, sharing platters, classic breakfast options and cakes, Really Rather Good is a lovely option with a sweet, traditional tea house feel.
The Lounge & Garden – A Stylish Town Cafe In Bury
2 Hatter St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LZ
True to its name, The Lounge & Garden is a place where you can just pass the time away chilling with a cup of coffee, a book or even some work.
The cafe, with its many sofas and chairs, has a comfortable, relaxed vibe. It has often been my go-to when I’m in town. The sandwiches are great, as well as the drinks, so choose from their lunch menu and get ready to settle down. Especially since COVID, the cafe has also been making use of their outdoor seating area. This is a cute, enclosed garden just at the back of the coffee house. So, come rain or shine, The Lounge & Garden is one of the best coffee shops in Bury St Edmunds.