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Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe

North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
+44 7771 781739
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“crisps” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with family. Say on the back deck we had giant hotdog and huge scones. All home made. Good excellent. Well worth the visit.

Thank Bel0109
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is another hidden gem where the staff are friendly with humans as well as doggies a very relaxing atmosphere

1  Thank Kay C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a look around southwold , went on the pier & then visited the cafe , ordered a cream tea for two , they were very busy so we had to wait about half a hour ,but when it arrived it was worth the wait...More

1  Thank annhay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't actually eat here. Did buy ice-creams and sat in the back of the tea room. This looks out over the back of the property. There were a few flies. The cost of some of the sandwiches is up to £8.00. When I was in...More

1  Thank happyholidayer30
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited on my own and had a pot of tea and a toasted teacake. The tea was nice and hot and the teacake was served with butter and jam together with the added decoration of a strawberry. My only complaint was that as is so...More

1  Thank John S
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My son is allergic to dairy and soya so eating out can often be a bit dull and repetitive for him. The lady in this place was lovely today and did a tailor made lunch box for him and my daughter where the kitchen put...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited today twice , 1st just a quick coffee and was really lovely .. so we went back for afternoon tea and 10/10 the scones where yummy .. ideal for family's / little crazy golf and small boating lake for the kids .. definitely go...More

1  Thank YARWEST
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not our first visit to Southwold but was our first visit to the Café. Great location and, whilst not offering sea views, it is very close to the beach with a boating lake out front - and being able to sit outside on the (covered)...More

1  Thank BensMumDad
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, fantastic tea, lovely ladies and the most amazing selection of cake. Very tame ducks wander around your feet. Bliss.

1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Made a change from the main strip and only a few minutes walk from the pier. The cakes were very good.....if rather expensive but you do get given a huge slice. We took the kids on the premise of them being able to take out...More

1  Thank NCM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 781739
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