Find this aptly-named café/restaurant just back from the sea in this pleasant seaside town. It's ideal when having to give the family a treat, without breaking the bank.
Expect bare wooden floors, solid wooden tables and matching church-style chairs, encompassed in a friendly atmosphere.
As well as breakfast and Cream Teas, lunches and weekend suppers offer a good selection of fish and other locally-produced items.
Expect the likes of 'Roast Pepper and Tomato Soup'; 'Crispy Whitebait with homemade Tartare Sauce' ' and 'Greek Salad of Feta Cheese with Thorpeness Salad Leaves, Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion' among the starters.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pesto, Pea and Parmesan Pasta with a Mixed Salad' (a little light on the pesto during one inspection visit); 'All Day Breakfast - with local Bacon'; 'Dressed Aldeburgh Crab with Coleslaw and New Potatoes' or 'Local Dover Sole with Black Pepper and Lemon'.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream' or 'Hot Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sauce'.
For lighter appetites, filled baguettes and baked potatoes, omelettes and sandwiches are also offered.
- Food Style: Budget Restaurants - the best
- Lunch: Mon-Thurs 9.00-18.00, Fri-Sun 9.00-22.00. Mains about £7 to £10
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 9.00-18.00, Fri-Sun 9.00-22.00. Mains about £7 to £10
- Seats: 40, plus 10 outside
- Wine: a short but adequate list
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible; plus Children's meals from about £4
- Wheelchair access: Yers, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Saxmundham Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating