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Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 452156
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little tea room. You can sit on the green or at the tables overlooking the river. Either area is beautiful. Thorpness is a little gem!

Thank DebbieThomas253
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting for this cafe. We sat outside in the seating provided. We were very well looked after by the staff we carried the drinks out for me before our meals arrived. The dogs were offered water but they were enjoying the Suffolk ham more. The food was well presented and tasty. The Suffolk cured ham was a bit too... More 

Thank Erica S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking at the menu you think £2.95 for cappuccino and £8.95 for Ham chips and beans are a little on the pricey side. The quality too was mediocre for this price. However the nail in the coffin is that it's not even the true price, as you get hit for the 20% VAT after you commit to pay. Leaving a... More 

Thank chris w
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little cafe. We stopped off for an afternoon cake stop on a family trip to Thorpeness and I had the orange lemon, lime drizzle cake which was delicious. My husband loved his cheesecake and the our boys demolished their ice creams. Good friendly service too.

Thank Susielaws
Lancashire, England
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966 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we arrived at the Meare we were in need of a hot drink so called here for a refreshing cup of coffee. It was quite busy so decided to sit outside in the sunshine. We had a scone with jam and cream which was very fresh and tasty. Looking at the menu we thought there was a... More 

Thank OldBear
Calcot, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is in a lovely location in a prime position overlooking the lake. Good grub, good portions and good service, with reasonable prices.

Thank Lawrie52
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lost count of the number of times we have visited the Meare café but every time the food is excellent and staff and very polite and service is quick. The quiches are superb and one of the best I have had and the kids always want the Sausage as they both agree they are the best in Suffolk!!

1 Thank Craig A
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Good cup of coffee, yummy salted caramel cake and plenty of outside seating so you can watch the rowing boats and swans if you're lucky enough to have as beautiful a sunny day as we did.

Thank Suzy P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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696 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you are spending a day in Thorpeness, you will need coffee, tea, lunch, etc. So it's either the Meare Shop and Tea Room, or the Kitchen. Choose both! The Meare Shop and Tea Room is right on the bank of the Meare, with tables inside and out. Friendly staff, prompt and a good selection of cakes. Not to mention... More 

Thank Barrie L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Well cooked food with an surprisingly large selection of cakes for afters! Ice cream and sweeties for the children despite it being a chilly March afternoon!

Thank EmSuttz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 452156

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?