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Colours Continental Cafe

The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
+44 1473 287600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“cakes” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner had tea and a nice scone with jam and clotted cream and we were both very well impressed and a good price too. And very friendly staff as well.

Thank glynn a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here and was really happy with it. I had a scrambled egg with tomatoes spinach and pumpkin seed dish wish was very tasty. Felt like 'clean' food and I will definitely be returning. The location is also fantastic, it's a lovely sun trap...More

Thank F_4_stars
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful independent cafe on the waterfront. The food here is really tasty and freshly made. The best thing they do by far is the milkshakes! We can't walk passed without stopping for one.

Thank clp1981
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely relaxed Cafe serving delicious homemade style food. Very child friendly with lots of things on the menu that small children like. You can buy an ice cream from the shop next door and eat in the cafe - perfect for small children alongside their...More

Thank adventurer-susie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fairly average fare, but over-priced for what it is. Patrons have a choice between cramped accommodation inside or a few small metallic tables and chairs crammed into a small space outside in the wind. Staff seem to operate on "Suffolk time", so service is quite...More

Thank name_alre4dy_taken
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Having had a great amble along the Waterfront we decided to stop for a coffee. This cafe is in a prominent position and in the afternoon in full sunshine. The coffee is amazing & the cheese scones outstanding. I love 'people watching' and factor in...More

Thank MagsB57
Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a wonderful little cafe this is. Seating is limited but that's not a bad thing. You feel you are getting personal service against some of the world wide chains in town. After I have ordered mine try the cheese scones which from a professional...More

Thank evo1944
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

As always something tasty on the specials menu, friendly service, all freshly made and brought to the table so it takes a little time, but well worth the wait. Lovely jacket potatoes today. A buzzy busy atmosphere which always delights, and a perfect location.

Thank SueandJune
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This cafe always comes up with the goods. Their scones are yummy yummy and soup homemade and always an excellent standard. Seating is in or outside overlooking the Quay . Definitely worth a visit.

Thank kpgreynomads
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered tea and poached eggs on toast. Tea arrived in a very small pot, which just filled the cup, and wasn't really that hot. Poached eggs arrived after 15mins, over cooked and rubbery. No time to complain as I was hungry and didn't have another...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 287600
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