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Really Rather Good

31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
+44 1284 756181
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (38 reviews)
“panini” (24 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in as always on the look out for a nice tearoom. Ordered coffee and cake. Would say that for the price the coffee tasted no different to a branded coffee shop and the cakes were overpriced for the size even if homemade. Shame as...More

Thank Peachey68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Cake and Tea, and you can watch the world go by if you sit in the window, especially with the view over the abbey.

Thank anthony a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a simple light lunch and a drink to fortify us. Great location and atmosphere. The accompanying side salad was a little meagre and it really wouldn't take much effort to create a big improvement! Loved the house winter tea (great choice!)

Thank Iorweth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful well run tea room/cafe the earl grey actually tastes as it should..we indulged in a slice of cake each..very generous portions and served very promptly.the position is very good at the bottom of the high street..so charge up the energy before a xmas shopping...More

Thank bobbybikerboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...on this occasion. We ordered two salmon and scrambled eggs on toast for £7.25 each. Although the price looked steep, you should get what you pay for. So, to be served rubbery scrambled egg and toast straight out of a pre-cut supermarket loaf was a...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed lovely food/drink and atmosphere when we recently stopped over here en route to the coast from Bedford. We do understand why a previous reviewer commented that the service is not quick; however, for us the cafe is perfectly positioned adjacent to Angel Hill...More

Thank ChocoloverBedford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a cup of tea and piece of cake having seen their comments about being the 'best coffee in Bury St Edmonds'. Very disappointed - the service was extremely slow and not very friendly. Half an hour to make a pot of...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another great place to sit outside on a nice day and enjoy some excellent food. We normally come for tea or lunch and have not been disappointed.

Thank J F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast last month - both having a delicious eggs benedict. Thankfully earlier in the day we managed to escape the crowds but usually whenever I walk past this place it is absolutely packed, making it hard to find a seat which...More

Thank citybreaksandcakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandering past & peckish. Good coffee (or Americano as it's called these days), cheese scon with little cheese cubes and onion marmalade (tad sweet but nice) and cheerful smiley waitress. Ok by me!

Thank Augeas
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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