Looking for an original place to have brunch or a delicious freshly made waffle whilst visiting Bury St Edmunds?
Or maybe you are looking for a perfect Instagrammable spot for your feed. Then look no further. Lottie Waffles is all of these things and more. Whilst only a small cafe on the corner of Bury’s historic Angel Hill in the centre of town, it is a popular spot for either brunch or dessert with locals and visitors alike.
It can be instantly recognised by its pink facade, a theme which continues inside. If you are into a pink aesthetic then this is the place for you. With both a flower wall and a cascading blossom tree, it is an Instagramers dream.
As a pink enthusiast, I was excited to see the cafe’s style develop from the outset. I first visited at the beginning of the year, this time just for a drink whilst in town. The cafe offers the usual range of coffees and teas and three types of hot chocolate. Yes I said three types of chocolate – hot, Nutella or Oreo with marshmallows,cream or syrup as optional extras. Or you can try a cold drink like a frappe or milkshake with some interesting flavours including Oreo, pomegranate and rose, lycee or apple and elderflower. We however chose a simple cup of tea on this occasion but was delighted by the crockery – all pink to match the cafe’s theme.
We were also lucky enough to get a seat next to the flower wall, a photo I hope has attracted others to visit it for the perfect blogger wall. But Lottie’s has much more to offer than just a pretty cafe. The smell of waffles being freshly made nearby was so dreamy I was determined to return to give them a try.
So last week I returned with my husband to try out the waffles for myself. The cafe is obviously becoming a success, as even on Thursday the cafe was full. I did however this time manage to get the seat under the blossom tree and ordered our drinks whilst perusing the menu. The cafe offers an all day brunch menu, ranging from açai bowl, avocado on toast with optional egg or salmon for a supplement, waffles and savoury bagels. If you prefer a sweet treat try one of their bubble waffles in a cone (also very Instagrammable) or one of their Belgian Waffles. We chose a Strawberry Dreamboat waffle and because of the size decided to share it.
The waffle was deliciously tempting when it arrived with all my favourites on one plate – strawberries, ice cream and white chocolate sauce on top. I was worried it might be too sweet or too stodgy, but it was neither. In brief it was perfection on a plate, delighting my tastebuds and satisfying my hunger at the same time.
So the next time you are in Bury St Edmunds I would definitely recommend giving it a try .