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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.


Our Lovely Building
Art Nouveau Coffee Shop in Ipswich
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 70

varieties each of coffee and loose-leaf tea.  These can be sampled

within the shop and then

purchased from our merchant


We also stock over 30 different types of coffee which is supplied either as

beans or ground to suit your

brewing method. 

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
Sunny Secluded Courtyard

Throughout the year, we open the courtyard behind the cafe'.  Set in the beautiful churchyard and shaded by ancient Yew trees.

The perfect place to enjoy a Greek salad with an iced drink in the sunshine. Or perhaps wrap up in one of our blankets and warm up a hot chocolate during the colder months. 

Courtyard at the Cafe
Waitress taking on order
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