Flat White at the Kitchen at Thorpeness

Travelling in Suffolk I stopped at Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast just up the way from Aldeburgh. Thorpeness was a small fishing hamlet which was developed in the early 20th century into an exclusive holiday village.  The village is full of characterful houses, including the unique house in the clouds.

At the heart of the village is an artificial boating lake known as the Meare. I remember boating here in the 1970s. This was January though and it was closed.

What was open was the Kitchen at Thorpeness.

This was a modern building serving a range of drinks and food, as well as having a nostalgic emporium in the back. When I went in, it was really busy, the village was very quiet, but the cafe was packed. I was given a warm welcome and asked what I wanted. I placed my order at the counter and took a seat at the table. I had been tempted by the cakes and scones, but I had had a big breakfast. It wasn’t long before my coffee arrived.

They serve Illy coffee, and this was an excellent flat white. I spent a pleasant time in the Kitchen, drinking my coffee and getting some work done.

Really enjoyed my coffee, and I as on my way out tempted to stay for a scone, but didn’t have the time. If I find myself in the area again, I will certainly visit, and maybe have a scone this time.

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