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Really Rather Good

31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
+44 1284 756181
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

During some 'retail therapy' needed a break and found this lovely tearoom with pavement seating overlooking the square and large gatehouse to gardens. A warm welcome from the attentive staff. We had some good coffee and teas with some nice homemade cakes. Light lunches were...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely friendly staff. Very quick service. Scones are gorgeous!! Loads of seating. Really helpful with menu choice brown or white bread/wraps.

Thank tweezersEngland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife enjoyed the set lunch menu on a busy Sunday afternoon. The food was really rather good, with a delicious Sea Bass main, my wife opted for the Duck which was also rather yummy. Good food and service in comfortable surroundings.

Thank Jarvis38
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't matter what time you visit the coffee and service is great. Snacks are always a little different and very good.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee and very friendly service. Relaxing atmosphere and very comprehensive menu. Highly recommended.

Thank ajk1994
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint place with a good view of the abbey. Quite small with not a lot of seating. Yummy cakes. Nice coffee. Slightly pricey. Reasonable menu choice. Friendly staff. Free WiFi. Definitely recommend it you can get a seat.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had breakfast there sat and sunday both days were loverly as always such a treat try it alan and sally from portsmouth

Thank alan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee from Butterworth's, well prepared and in a quiet, pleasant environment. I have years of practice working within coffee shops and all my observations suggest this is a first rate establishm.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a light snack. I had a slight urge for a bit of quiche, but they didn't have that and so I ended up with a ginger cake thing with orange drizzle - which was superb! The tea was pretty good, too. Nice...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Although the food & drinks were pretty good, it's quite cramped inside & not always the weather to sit outside. Staff were friendly though.

Thank goldrush2525
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.12 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 756181
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Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Our espresso beans are a special blend from 4 countries, and we invested in a grinder and espresso machine which are amongst the best available. Whether you're after an Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cortado, flat white, affogato (ask us!), Espresso or ristretto, we're your first port of call.For tea lovers we have a range of exceptional loose leaf teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Green, 7-fruit, Decaffeinated, Spearmint, Darjeeling, Jasmine or White tea. We also offer milk, ginger or white hot chocolate. To top it all off our homemade cakes (many Gluten Free!!)And light lunches (Gluten Free Wraps available) are interesting and extremely tasty. We also offer tasty breakfasts (Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg/Smoked Salmon as a well as porridge and granola). Best of all you can enjoy all of this whilst looking at the best view in Bury through our picture windows - straight out over Angel Square towards the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
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