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No. Fifty One Cafe

51 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DJ, England
+44 1502 726157
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second New Year’s Eve visit to Cafe 51. Once again Alison and Sam ensured that we had the most fabulous evening. The cleverly put together menu consisted of 5 courses, with superb options for each course. The BYOB policy means that this...More

Thank SamK1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely visit to this great cafe. Great choice of food, not your normal run of the mill sandwiches. Lots of gluten free choice, even a vegan curry. Haddock and potato gratin was lovely and everything beautifully presented. Always a small wait for food but...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to treat myself to a breakfast here on a horrible Sunday morning. I’m glad I did. My poached eggs were perfect and my coffee lovely as always. The service was spot on. As always I left very happy.

Thank J_CIP18
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A great place for lunch. Super food, great staff who are friendly and efficient. Good choice of light meals and the mint tea is 'proper', made with real mint and not a bag. Only problem is that it is too small so sometimes difficult to...More

Thank gjbenmo
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great food fab coffee but it's always a long wait, don't get me wrong food always amazing , never seem to get food n drink at the same time

Thank Athenekitty
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Busy, vibrant, exciting little cafe. Full English was delicious. Great pot of tea. The sausage rolls, cakes and bread & butter pudding on the side looked tempting, but I was too full. Everywhere was clean, the staff were very friendly, despite being rushed off their...More

Thank Zipcooler
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Everything is home made. Nice menu, plus specials board. Though this cafe is small it is clean and nicely set out. Staff very friendly. This place is good if you want a meal or a snack.

Thank Joy R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

i have had several very tasty breakfasts here at no 51 cafe, a nice plateful with good service, also lots of snack treats and sandwiches, a great place to stop for a bit of value in upmarket southwold

Thank 361nigeld
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Visited several times and found the staff friendly and helpful on each occasion. The food is excellent quality and it caters for everyone with gluten and dairy free options. Fresh, tasty food and good coffee too! Ps. Agree, the sausage rolls are delicious!

Thank tom793
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick coffee and cake after a brisk walk around Southwold and stumbled across this gem. Despite being close to closing time (other coffee shops had already closed or in process) the staff were pleased to accommodate us. Lovely cream & speciality teas,...More

Thank BoroSeventyOne
Alison B, Owner at No. Fifty One Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we pleased you enjoyed it and will hopefully see you again soon! Thanks Alison

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Questions & Answers
29 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Alison B | Property representative |
Our set menu in the evening has a meat, fish & vegetarian option - if we know in advance we can plan the vegetarian to be vegan no problem.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Matthewsh | Reviewed this property |
I believe so!
David H
31 May 2017|
Response from 1Norfolkdumplings |
There were certainly gluten free cakes today.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 726157
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A cafe bistro serving fresh, home cooked, locally sourced meals from breakfast, lunch, tea & coffees & homemade cakes - all made on the premises by us.
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