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8 alternative drinking holes for Dry January

Now the festive season is behind us, a health-check might be in order. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. In fact, switching your regular tipple for a much-loved brew or favourite blend could help you survive January. Indulge in our selection of alternative drinking holes to bring a little extra joy into your life this month.
Two Magpies SouthwoldTwo Magpies, Southwold

Cradle, Sudbury

This social enterprise in the heart of Sudbury really puts the community at the centre of its offering, putting profits into community gardens and providing food waste solutions. Vegan and proud, baking is their forte, but a freshly roasted organic coffee will sit nicely alongside one of their delicious pastries. The Cradle is a good all-round, good-feel experience.
CradleCradle in Sudbury is the ethical choice

Fire Station Coffee Roasters, Woodbridge

Woodbridge is not short on on-trend coffee hubs and The Fire Station is no exception. They have mastered the technique of delivering a finely tuned coffee. Located on the main thoroughfare, grab a paper (or your tablet) and relax with the locals before exploring this delightful riverside town.

Firestation WoodbridgeThe earthy home of the roasting professionals at the Fire Station

Earsham Street Café, Bungay

For a delicious coffee, Earsham Street Café serve not only a friendly welcome but a well-thought out, locally sourced, seasonal menu of delicious fayre. Nestling in the centre of historic Bungay, the café sits within a 17th century building bursting with character. Cyclists can park their bikes in the cycle racks, provided to the rear of the garden.

Earsham Cafe, BungayThe charming garden at Earsham Café in Bungay

Paddy & Scott's, Bury St Edmunds

Okay. For the expert coffee connoisseur, Paddy & Scott's in Bury St Edmunds has to be on your coffee hitlist. They really do know what they’re talking about, so if you’re after a particular coffee style, method or flavour – dripped or ready prepared – it’s a taste you’ll want to revisit again and again. It’s latest invention and natural pick-me-up, the crafted nitro cold brew coffee is reassuringly zero calories, guilt-free, vegan energy – perfect dry January sustenance. A definite option for provenance seekers.
Paddy and Scotts, Bury St Edmunds SuffolkPerfecting coffee at Paddy & Scott's

Moriarty's, Walsham Le Willows

Deep in the Suffolk countryside, some 12 miles from Bury St Edmunds, is Moriarty’s Café. It’s idyllic location - the place name says it all - is welcoming and cosy with a great selection of coffees, teas and delicious home-made cakes. Popular choice with cyclists, and in the spring, the charming exterior garden draws the locals and visitors alike.

Moriarty's Cafe Walsham Le WillowsMoriarty's - a favourite with cyclists and coffee lovers alike

Two Magpies Bakery, Southwold

Proud of their coffee (they think it’s the best), the Two Magpies Bakery on The Suffolk Coast is a definite contender for the top coffee spot in Suffolk. Coffee is farmed in the most ethical way and they know the provenance of all their beans in order to make a very fine coffee indeed. The café is intimate, modern and refreshing. But be warned - you’ll battle with your diet once you set eyes upon the yummy cakes on offer.
Two Magpies SouthwoldWatch the bakers at work on site at the Two Magpies

Applaud, Ipswich

Set among the independent and artisan retailers of The Saints in Ipswich, you won’t be disappointed with the coffee or the setting. Applaud serve an award-winning espresso blend alongside a changing single origin coffee, as well as a great selection of teas and health blends, too. Simply charming.
Applaud Cafe IpswichAward-winning Applaud in the heart of Ipswich

The Tack Room Restaurant, Newmarket

If you’re visiting the Home of Horseracing at Newmarket, The Tack Room Restaurant  at Palace House is accessible to the public through the historic King’s Yard and is a firm favourite for tasty coffee and pastries. Take time to experience amazing British sporting art and the exhibits celebrating the history of the town and its ties to the 'King of Sport's.
The Tack Room at Palace HouseThe Tack Room at the reconverted historic stables at Palace House

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