Plant based family business grows from strength to strength.

April 13, 2023

Celebrating 5 years of success in Felixstowe, The Greenhouse Café’s owner, Kate White, is handing over the day to day running of the Orwell Road’s plant-based cafe to daughter Alice White, who has been the brains behind the creation of menu favourites including seasonal soups, The Greenhouse Quiche and the legendary Nossage Roll.

The cosy and quirky space is lined with local artwork and crafts, calming green (of course) décor and always a little soundtrack to digest perfectly with your ethically sourced coffee or plant-based shake.

The Greenhouse Café, just off Hamilton Road, in what locals nickname ‘Orwell Village,’ started life as a plant-based dining family business has grown, despite the pandemic, and gone from strength to strength. From early days, the menu has evolved to offer seasonal salads to take away for the beach in the summer, Sunday Brunch Clubs, and Themed Supper Clubs.

Now Alice is looking to build on her success by taking The Greenhouse Café to the people via artisan and vegan events and markets throughout the county. “I really want to keep our small and seasonal ethos” Alice tells us “We source as much of our produce as is possible locally, and everything is created locally, even foraging wild garlic this week to make pesto, which has been very popular”

Locals can also look to Alice and her team for something special at their own venue for an occasion or just to try something new, home made and wholesome: “We’re also available for outside catering and make celebration cakes to order” Alice says.

The plant based message is something Alice is keen to share and there’s an appetite for a cookery school: “The plan is to create one off days, learning plant-based baking or plant-based cooking for beginners” she says.

With an exponential growth in healthy plant-based diets, Felixstowe is certainly benefiting from having this town centre café to add to its diverse selection of eateries. The seaside town is lucky to have a venue where you can eat such an interesting array of food that’s seasonal, ethical, and completely made from scratch.  

The Greenhouse Café, 5 Orwell Road, Felixstowe. Check for opening hours, but currently Thursday-Saturday 10.30am -3.00pm