our story

The greenhouse cafe is a family run business putting sustainability and ethics at the heart of everything we do. We have come along way since we opened in November 2018 with a vision of bringing plant-based eating to our home town of Felixstowe, a town in need of a gentle nudge to more ethical eating.​ 

 

 

 

 

We specialise in brunches, lunches and amazing bakes and we are proud to serve superior grade 'crude' coffee - ethically sourced and locally roasted. With an aim to source as locally and/or ethically as possible, you'll find plenty of other fantastic hot and cold drinks available, as well as an expanding retail selection of vegan goodies and cooking ingredients. We have also collaborated with other local businesses and catered for office events and individual parties by supplying our delicious buffet items.

In our first year we placed as runners up in the 2019 Suffolk 'Greenest County Award' small business category, nominated for the EADT Food & Drink award and granted a gold award for 'Eat Out Eat Well' healthy eating in September 2019.

 

Our second year certainly has been a rollercoaster: following Lockdown in March we started a weekly delivery service within Felixstowe (mainly by bicycle) we then opened in the doorway for a couple of days a week, providing takeaways and then let customers back inside our 'socially distanced' cafe in late August, and back to takeaways again as 'L2' struck! Who knows what will happen next, but we have shown that we are nothing if not adaptable!

 

If you havn't been to see us yet - come and see our little green oasis in the heart of Felixstowe!

Now, more than ever, we need to be looking after the planet as well as ourselves - so if you're interested in taking part in the plant powered movement or wanting to try something new and delicious (or hopefully, both!) then the greenhouse cafe is the place to be!

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