About Us

After twenty years cooking in London and on the Continent, Mel Davenport has returned to her roots in Suffolk. Delighted to be among her friends old and new, she’s making her name in Aldeburgh by creating classic dishes from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

From her Full English Breakfast and Afternoon Teas, to her award-winning homemade pies, Mel will remind you what great homestyle cooking really tastes like. She works with independent Suffolk producers to create original dishes that vary with the season, but never in quality.The Aldeburgh Café Seasonal Menu is displayed on the chalkboard daily, but guests can always find their favorites on her regular menu. We also offer a daily choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes. If you have a food allergy, please call ahead and we’ll try our best to rustle up something delicious that meets your dietary need.

The Aldeburgh Café is dog friendly and outdoor seating is available all year round. High chairs are available on request. We also offer outside catering. Drop in or give Mel a ring, she’d love to chat over menus and prices with you to make sure your special occasion is memorable – and delicious!
The Aldeburgh Café is available for private functions and fundraising events. Want to serve alcohol at your special event? Check with Mel for details. Call 01728 454891 or email aldeburghcafe@btconnect.com for all details.