Treat Yourself - 10 Places for Cake!

We all have a bit of a sweet tooth here, so we’ve created a rundown of our favourite cake shops in Bury St Edmunds!

1. No5 Angel Hill Wine and Coffee House

With arguably one of the best views in Bury St Edmunds, right opposite the Abbeygate on Angel Hill, No5 Angel Hill is a cake lovers delight!

This cafe, run by husband and wife, Charlie and Tanya Athorne, serve a wonderful range of homemade cakes including gluten free!

The cafe boasts stylish interiors from Dapper Aviation, which makes furniture from aircraft parts.

Why not team your slice of cake with a glass of wine or gin and tonic guilt free! We won't tell.


2. The Bay Tree Cafe

Bakewell Tart, Carrot cake, Orange polenta cake, Flapjacks, Millionaire shortbread, chocolate brownies are just some of the mouth-watering cake options at The Bay Tree Cafe.

Run by Nicky and Mark, The Bay Tree in St John's Street is a lifetime's ambition for the couple who always wanted to run a small eatery.

The Bay Tree Cafe is all about tasty food cooked to order for every customer and they like to keep things fresh by changing up dishes so check out their specials board!


3. Baileys2

Baileys2 has been a popular destination for locals for many years with a strong local reputation for tasty treats, aromatic coffees and sandwiches with a twist.

Their cake menu deserves it's own shout out with chocolate fudge cake, sticky toffee pudding cake, raspberry bakewell tart, red velvet sponge cake and treacle and pecan tart, among  just some of the big selection of cakes on offer.

Who wouldn't love a full cake fridge like the one above? 


4. Midgar

Midgar is all about good coffee, tasty toasties, scrumptious homebaked treats within a friendly, cosy and tranquil atmosphere.

Choose from homemade Oreo unbaked cheesecake, victoria sponge, Guinness chocolate cake with cream, New York cheesecake, carrot & walnut, Grandma's apple and walnut cake, and chocolate chip cake. There are lots of tasty gluten free options too!

Try our favourite homemade organic gluten free lemon drizzle cake with an organic turmeric latte!

5. Baskerville's

Baskerville's in Whiting Street offers a plant based menu with delicious coffee and cocktails.

Baskerville's is the dream of owner Catherine Moriarty who spent many years selling cakes at events such as V Festival.

Her wonderful cakes are made by The Power Plant, hand-made plant-based cakes that are also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, lactose free, egg free diets. There's double ginger, mango and toasted coconut, chocolate orange, red velvet and carrot among the many to choose from! 

Why not team your slice with a drink from their vegan-friendly cocktail bar? Try the aptly name Moriarty, Sherlock or Dr Watson! 


6. Harriets

Remembering the 'old days' is a favourite pastime in which we all indulge. For many, those days are recreated so eloquently at Harriets cafe Tearooms, where the true quality of service from 'yesteryear' is at the centre of everything.

If it's breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, Harriets has much to offer. All their dishes are made on the premises, many to family recipes, using UK sourced ingredients. Indulge in a fresh cooked breakfast or simply pop in for leaf tea and handmade cakes!

Harriets Cafe Tearooms is fully licensed with outside seating also available in the summer months. Waitresses wear period uniforms and serve you promptly in elegant surroundings. The tearoom has regular live piano music to accompany you, in addition to welcoming children and having good disabled and pushchair access.

7. The Apex Cafe

Take in the wonderfully artwork at The Apex Gallery while enjoying tea and cake at The Apex Café.

Situated in the award-winning venue, The Apex, the cafe offers a selection of homemade cakes which you can enjoy inside the venue's foyer, upstairs in the Apex Gallery or outside in Charter Square.

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8. Really Rather Good

Really Rather Good looks over historic Angel Hill and has a mouth-watering selection of cakes, including traditional coffee and walnut and Victoria sponge, and the more unusual like Guinness cake and banana bread.

They also do yummy homemade fruit and cheese scones with a good selection of gluten free options. 

The coffee house is well known for its award winning selection of coffees as well as teas and hot chocolate, and with cakes you've never tried before, you'll find them really rather good.


9. Pilgrims Kitchen

Enjoy a slice of cake, or two (no ones counting), at Pilgrims Kitchen at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

A beautiful setting with comfy sofas to enjoy a well deserved rest right in the heart of Suffolk's only cathedral. 

Their yummy cakes, including chocolate, cappucino and carrot cake are baked on the premises as well as their very popular cheese scones but get there early for the scones as these are a favourite of the Cathedral staff!

You can also sit outside in the walled garden, a little Oasis of calm in the centre of town and a step away from the beautiful Abbey Gardens.


10. Muffin Break

Although renowned for their muffins (including gluten free), Muffin Break also have a big list of tasty cakes to choose from.

Perfect to pair with a coffee in store, Muffin Break prepare a range of cake slices freshly baked everyday.

Choose from red velvet cake, chocolate mud cake, cheesecake, Lemon Meringue pie and more!

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