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Insta-worthy coffee shops & cafés

Hanging plants, coffee cup art and almost too pretty to eat pastries (hey, we said almost!): these cool cafés in Suffolk & Cambs are guaranteed a double tap on your feed

FOLK Cafe, nr Bury St Edmunds 

Photo by @Ashotby_al

If this magical place (a short drive from Bury in Fornham St Martin) isn’t already on your radar, it needs to be. A little bit rustic with a dash of shabby chic and a scattering of fairylights, the food’s as tasteful as the surroundings and the great coffee is a result of beans roasted by local company Butterworth & Son – try the Espresso 4Bean blend but be prepared for subsequent cuppas elsewhere to fall below par. Lots of events here too that will look good on your ‘gram, from speed-dating to live music. 

Bould Brothers, Cambridge

There’s definitely bragging points if you bag a Bould coffee for your grid. Set up by two brothers, Max and Alex, around three years ago, this cafe on Round Church Street (there’s a newer, smaller branch near the station) in the centre of town is recommended by the likes of Vogue and Vanity Fair. Muddy likes its style – particularly the chic striped awnings – and truly great coffee whipped up by experienced baristas. And yes, we usually treat ourselves to a pastry or sandwich too. No space downstairs? There’s a first-floor with more seating.

Honey+Harvey, Woodbridge/Long Melton/Ipswich

Loved for its speciality coffee, pretty cakes and ah-mazing brunch, Honey+Harvey started off in Woodbridge, then opened in Long Melton and now •drum roll• it’s greeting customers at a brand new cafe in Queen Street, Ipswich, meaning there’s now a triple chance of us getting to scoff and quaff somewhere cool! 

Peacocks Tearoom, Ely

If the vintage china and retro cakes don’t make it to your feed, the wisteria-clad Grade II-listed building beside a river will. Everything here is so photogenic (and delicious), little wonder it’s been running for nearly 20 years. 

Fitzbillies, Cambridge

No cafe list would be complete without this Cambridge institution in the heart of the city, with its Art nouveau facade, window displays of mouth-watering cakes and snap-worthy brunch and afternoon tea. 

Fields Farm Shop & Cafe, East Bergholt

Recently opened, this large cafe surrounded by Suffolk countryside on the edge of East Bergholt is a treat, from the smashed avo on toast to the fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Curl up on the sofa by the log burner with a cuppa and bowl of homemade soup – a #relax Insta moment. Pooches are welcome too, they can join in the fun with #pupcakes and #pupperccinos and there’s also a farmshop next door selling local produce, from eggs to cheese and jams. 

Tiffins Tea & Coffee House, Long Melford

Cute cafe with extremely tempting cakes – think coconut cream and layers of chocolate – yummy pulled pork sandwiches and deliciously flakey sausage rolls. Muddy likes the courtyard if the weather’s good and Oreo hot choc is the prize Insta shot.

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