Today marks the second anniversary of Felixstowe’s Crescent Café.
Now a firmly established treasure in the middle of the Crescent Road mini parade of shops, owner Lewis Clarke and chef, Daniel Green, didn’t exactly bank on a worldwide pandemic to potentially scupper their chances of being one of our town’s favourite eateries.
June 2022 will mark their first full year of trading, having been hit by opening restrictions since they opened just days before the first lockdown of March 2020.
Local men, Clarke and Green were undeterred and adapted the busines to provide a takeaway service, which later included a very popular afternoon tea feature.
“I provided the takeaway service at no profit,” Lewis tells us, “and it’s paid off in customer loyalty.
“We have a lot of local regulars who come in for breakfast or lunch, plus a steady flow of people visiting, who get to know where we are, despite being off the beaten track, and they tend to come back.”
It’s good to know that the delicious Old English sausages are sourced from The Deben Butcher and the fish from The Felixstowe Fish Mongers, meaning a low carbon footprint delivery and less than a minute’s walk from the doors of this bright and airy café.
Some of the photos on the walls are taken by Lewis’s Dad, Dave, and when we popped in Daniel’s wife Kim was busy serving breakfasts.
The café offers ‘Two for £14’ lunch deal from Tuesday – Saturday and every breakfast includes a free tea, coffee or orange juice is a welcome touch.
Expect a really warm welcome from this family feel café. Parking directly opposite at the Crescent Road car park.
Lewis and Daniel are pictured in their café with Mayor of Felixstowe Cllr Mark Jepson.