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Colours Continental Cafe

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The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
+44 1473 287600
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly average fare, but over-priced for what it is. Patrons have a choice between cramped accommodation inside or a few small metallic tables and chairs crammed into a small space outside in the wind. Staff seem to operate on "Suffolk time", so service is quite slow.

Thank name_alre4dy_taken
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a great amble along the Waterfront we decided to stop for a coffee. This cafe is in a prominent position and in the afternoon in full sunshine. The coffee is amazing & the cheese scones outstanding. I love 'people watching' and factor in the boat vista this place does not disappoint. Staff are polite and courteous and happy... More 

Thank MagsB57
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a wonderful little cafe this is. Seating is limited but that's not a bad thing. You feel you are getting personal service against some of the world wide chains in town. After I have ordered mine try the cheese scones which from a professional scone taster are some of the best in town. Also something great about sipping a... More 

Thank evo1944
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

As always something tasty on the specials menu, friendly service, all freshly made and brought to the table so it takes a little time, but well worth the wait. Lovely jacket potatoes today. A buzzy busy atmosphere which always delights, and a perfect location.

Thank SueandJune
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This cafe always comes up with the goods. Their scones are yummy yummy and soup homemade and always an excellent standard. Seating is in or outside overlooking the Quay . Definitely worth a visit.

Thank kpgreynomads
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered tea and poached eggs on toast. Tea arrived in a very small pot, which just filled the cup, and wasn't really that hot. Poached eggs arrived after 15mins, over cooked and rubbery. No time to complain as I was hungry and didn't have another 15 minutes to wait . Staff conversations were very loud and easily heard in dining... More 

1 Thank bigh190725
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I chose Colours Continental because it was convenient. The menu offers a range of snacks and drinks, including wines and beers. I chose a simple cheese sandwich and a lager. The service was swift, the beer was cold, the sandwich was delicious, and I would go there again.

Thank anthony w
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Having walked along the waterfront we came across this small coffee shop. It is small inside but has plenty of seating outside. A nice selection of cakes and snacks along with a very nice coffee, tea and cold drinks is available and on a nice day sitting outside on the waterfront is wonderful. The coffee shop is clean and the... More 

Thank Nick T
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon this cafe after visiting Neptune marina. The shop next door which I believe is also owned by the cafe has an eclectic mix of items for sale as well as essential items for life on board your boat! The cafe is neat and tidy and the American girl that served us was very friendly and efficient. They... More 

1 Thank Delia P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of breakfasts with wife. A reasonable selection. Had porridge, generous toast and very good, non-greasy cooked breakfast. I was early morning and service was good. Can sit inside and outside. Friendly.

Thank maker2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 287600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?