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Colours Continental Cafe

The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
+44 1473 287600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“cakes” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International
The Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...More

Thank name_alre4dy_taken
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank MagsB57
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...More

Thank evo1944
Reviewed 28 February 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank bigh190725
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank anthony w
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...More

Thank Nick T
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...More

1  Thank Delia P
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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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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