About Our Unique Shop

A Little History

Housed in a building dating back to the 15th century and believed to have been the office of Thomas Wolsey's secretary, Pickwicks Coffee and Tea House occupies a truly unique position in Ipswich.

The facade you can see today is in the Art Nouveau style and is a popular stopping off point for guided tours of Ipswich.


Art Nouveau Coffee Shop in Ipswich
Inside the Cafe'

At Pickwicks we pride ourselves on a traditional approach to service.  All the tables are served by table staff, so no standing in a queue with a heavy tray.  Whether you fancy a leisurely lunch with us during a shopping trip or maybe just a quick coffee break from a busy business day, Pickwicks is the perfect choice.

Traditional Coffee Shop
Table for Two
Loose Leaf Tea and Coffee Beans

At our merchant counter a superb selection of coffee and tea awaits. 

Grinding Coffee Beans

We currently stock over 40

varieties each of coffee and loose

leaf tea.  These can be sampled

within the shop and then

purchased from our merchant


Coffee is supplied either in the

bean or ground to suit your

brewing method. 

Most of our teas are loose leaf.

Courtyard at the Cafe
Sunny Courtyard

During the summer months we open the courtyard behind the cafe'.  Set in the beautiful churchyard and shaded by ancient Yew trees.

A perfect place to enjoy the sun and a Greek salad with an iced drink?

Waitress taking on order