• Sotterley Chapel Preservation Trust Coffee Morning

    First Thursday of every month 10am – 12pm

    Sotterley Chapel, Waterloo Road / Southwell Lane, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 7TX

    Come and join in this friendly and well attended coffee morning for coffee, cakes and chat on the first Thursday morning of each month. All welcome! Free but donations welcomed.
  • Buxhall Village Hall Tea Room

    One Saturday every month 12pm – 3.30pm

    Buxhall Village Hall, Mill Road, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DS

    Come and enjoy a warm welcome, light lunch, homemade cakes, tea/coffee/hot chocolate at reasonable prices. Food offerings vary each month and are adjusted to suit the season. Examples include homemade soup, baked potatoes with a selection of fillings, sausage rolls and quiche with side salad. There is, of course, always a selection of homemade cakes to choose from.
    All ages welcome – together with guide/assistance dogs.
    A range of table-top games and activities for all ages is available during opening hours. Supported by MSDC living well in winter grant.
    For more information contact Hilary Hall on 01449 737671 or click here to email.
    2024 dates: 16th Mar – 20th Apr – 18th May – 15th Jun – 20th Jul – 17th Aug – 21st Sep – 12th Oct – 16th Nov – 14th Dec.
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    Freckenham Monday Meet Ups 

    Mondays 2pm – 3.30pm

    7 Fordham Rd, Freckenham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 8JB

    All ages are welcome. Join us weekly for some friendly company and chat at Freckenham Village Hall.
    Meet up with neighbours and friends, old and new.
    A tea or coffee is provided and a donation appreciated to cover the hall costs.
    There is always a biscuit available too!
  • TFTF

    Time For Tea and Friendship 

    Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 2pm – 4pm

    Exning Community Hall, Church Lane, Exning CB8 7HF

    You are invited to an informal pop in with Free  tea, biscuits and cake.
    All welcome to come along with friends or alone.
    For more information email: exningoutandabout@gmail.com
    Guide Dog & Pat Dog Friendly.
  • Petrol Heads  

    2nd Thursdays of the month 2pm – 3.30pm 

    Somersham and District Community Shop Princes Gardens, Lower Somersham IP8 4PF

     monthly gathering of like-minded people sharing their interest in vehicles and engines!
    If you enjoy chatting about all things mechanical, why not join us for a cuppa and a catch up each month?
    A free hot drink provided.
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    Woolverstone Warm Thursdays  

    Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm 

    Berners Hall, Woolverstone IP9 1AR

    Free tea, coffee and other refreshments, activities, book swap, local history, jigsaw puzzles & more.
    A warm welcome for everyone!
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    Here 4U Day Club 

    Tuesday and Thursdays 9am – 3pm 

    Hillside Community Centre, Combs Ford, IP14 2BD

    Here 4 U provides care for elderly people who need that extra bit of support coping with memory loss or loss of mobility.  The service also gives partners/ carers valued respite, happy in the knowledge that their loved one is in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Each day there are various activities i.e dance, quizzes, theme talks, gardening. Included in the daily rate is a home cooked meal, all refreshments and afternoon tea.  For More info contact Benita Bull on Benita Bull on 07759 852093
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    Safe Harbour

    Tuesday and Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

    St Helen’s Church, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich IP4 2LS

    All are welcome at our Tuesday Gathering. A free light lunch and hot drinks provided alongside friendly chat and community. Thursday is our Top up shop and Café. For a donation of £2 top up your weekly shop with a bag of food and essential items. Then join us in the café for a free cake and hot drink and friendly chat with others. More information and contact details on the Safe Harbour Facebook page.

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    The Seagull

    19 – 75 Morton Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH

    Our foyer is available for a free cup of tea and a biscuit Tuesday to Friday. At times there are also events to join in with (all free). For more information, contact Des on 01502 589 726.

    Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm 

    Open foyer, free refreshments

    Wednesdays 10.30am 

    Memory Cafe or Chair fitness

    Thursdays 12.30pm 


    Fridays 1.30pm 

    Music for wellbeing

  • Hungate Church Coffee Mornings

    Fridays 10am – 12pm

    Hungate Church, Hungate, Beccles NR34 9TL

    We offer a warm welcome, drinks and biscuits to anyone who’d like to join us at our friendly coffee morning each Friday. We are also an outlet for Foodbank. For further information contact: 01502 711473

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    Cotton Community Cafe

    Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Suffolk IP14 4NQ

    Community CafeEvery third Saturday: 10am – 12pm

    Community Pub – Every fourth Friday: 6pm – 10pm

    Come along for company and a warm welcome. For more information, phone 01449 780331.

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    St George’s Church Coffee Morning

    St George’s Church, Anselm Ave, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6JZ

    First Monday of the month 9.30am – 11.30am

    All welcome to join us at our monthly craft and coffee mornings.
    Everyone is welcome with or without a craft.
    Free tea and coffee and chocolate biscuits will be available.
    There are also jigsaws, word searches and games.
  • Gatehouse Warm Welcome Cafe

    Tuesdays 9am – 12pm 

    Dettingen Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3TU

    Come and join us each week for some friendly company and chat, all welcome! Somewhere to read the paper, play some board games, or just socialise with others. FREE hot drinks, soup & bread & toast. FREE charging facilities. There is no charge, but a donation would be appreciated. For more information call Gatehouse on 01284 754967 / 703835
  • The Hub Community Cafe 

    Mondays 10am – 11.45am

    St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Street, Woodbridge IP12 1ED

    A friendly place to meet old and new friends. Hot drinks and fresh cakes. Newspapers, games, knitting and more.
    Everyone welcome!
    For more information call 01394 383 162
  • Ingham Church Coffee and Friends Events 

    Ingham Church, The Street, Ingham, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1NQ

    Cup and Chatter

    Thursdays 10am – 12pm

    An informal get together over coffee and cake. Meet neighbours from across the villages

    Art Group 

    Every Other Thursday of the month  2pm – 4pm

    Art based activities for everyone from beginners to experienced artists. All materials provided or bring your own work.

    Slow Stitching 

    Every other Monday of the month 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Material collage for all ages and abilities – All materials provided

    Ingham Church is a dog friendly venue. 

  • Lunch Club

    Acton Good Neighbours Lunch Club

    Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 12pm – 2pm

    Acton Village Hall, Acton, Sudbury CO10 0AT

    A warm welcome for anyone who’d like to meet, socialise or just sit quietly and read. Free hot drinks, soup and a roll. All ages welcome.

  • CHiPCHIp Community Hub 

    Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

    47 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TW

    Come and enjoy good company and tea & coffee, with free creative events and lots of friendly faces:
    Monday: Craft 10am, Mending 2pm
    Wednesday: Creative Writing 2pm
    Thursdays: Knowledge Exchange – conversations about art & life  2pm-3pm
    Friday: Painting 10am
    Saturday: Drumming 10am, Film Club 2pm
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    Syleham and Wingfield Community c-a-f-e

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    Syleham & Wingfield Village Hall, Hoxne Road, Syleham IP21 4LT

    Coffee and Cake

    First Tuesday of the month 10am – 11.30am

    Drop in on your own or with a friend between 10am – 11.30am for FREE coffee, tea and cake with table service. Lively conversation or quiet table if preferred. A few books available to browse or borrow. Enquiries: Mary 01379 669258 / 07775 732259

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    Coffee, Craft and Chat

    Last Thursday of the month 1.30pm – 3pm

    Get crafty and creative over a cuppa – bring a project with you. Make some new friends whilst you’re ‘making.’

    Both sessions are free but donations are appreciated.

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    Bedfield & Monk Soham Community Club Coffee Morning

    Tuesdays 10am – 12pm

    The Community Hub, Bedfield, IP13 7JE

    Join us for tea, coffee and warm scones. Payment by voluntary donation. We have various board games available to play. Free wi-fi & laptop available and a range of over 300 free books. Children are welcome as we have a lovely play area.

  • Cafe and Church logoDrop In Coffee Morning

    Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.30am

    42 Warwick Avenue, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1JX

    Please drop in for hot/cold drinks & biscuits, friendship & chat. We would love to meet you.
    All Ages Welcome. For more information contact Sharon Jarrett on 07734 846176.
  • Hopton Community Cafe c-a-f-e logoHopton Community Cafe

    Tuesdays 10am – 12 Noon

    High Street Chapel, High Street, Hopton IP22 2QX

    Come and join us each week for some friendly company and chat. All are welcome for free tea coffee and chocolate biscuits. We are also a warm space for all who need it.
    There is opportunity to charge electronic devices and desks are available for those who wish to work in a warm environment. Call Ruth for more information on 07783 126 897. 
  • Sharing Parenting logoNewmarket Womens’ International Group

    Wednesdays (in term time) 1pm – 3pm

    The Stable, 65 High Street, Newmarket, CB8 8NA

    Come for a Free cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit. We are a friendly group, often with craft activities. While the group is for Women international we are happy for anyone who would benefit to attend. Children are welcome to come along with their adults also.  For more info contact 01638 665997 or visit the Sharing Parenting website
  • Craft Club

    Craft Club at Theberton & Eastbridge Jubilee Hall

    Every Friday 10am – 12 Noon

    Theberton and Eastbridge Jubilee Hall, Church Road, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4SB

    Come along for some friendly company, coffee and biscuits. You don’t have to take part in the crafting but if you want to, you can either bring your own project to work on or share the materials available. £1 subscription for regular craft clubbers. Anyone is welcome, just turn up to take part – and it’s not just for the ladies!

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    Thursdays 10.30am – 12 noon (09.30 – 12.00 from Oct to Feb)

    Tattingstone Village Hall, School Road, Tattingstone, Ipswich, IP9 2ND

    Hosted by the Tattingstone Good Neighbour Scheme you can join them for a cuppa and chat and choose from speciality teas, coffee, hot chocolate or squash, accompanied with biscuits. Borrow a book or jigsaw from the table top library. There is a small charge of £1.50 per adult, children are free. Bacon rolls are available for £1.50. Parking and wheelchair access available.  For more information call 07895052086 or email tattingns@gmail.com

  • Westleton Village Hall Coffee Mornings logo graphic for Westleton village hall

    Monday – Friday 10am – 12 Noon

    Westleton Village Hall, The Street, Westleton, Saxmundham, IP17 3AD

    We welcome all to our lovely new light and airy Foyer.  We offer light refreshments such as tea and coffee, biscuits and bars from 10am-12noon every weekday. Local volunteers are there to chat with and give local recommendations such as walks and events etc.  In warmer weather people can sit outside too, as we have bifold doors and a small courtyard; a lovely sunny space most of the year!

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    Orford Coffee & Chat 

    Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 10.30am – 12.30am

    Orford Sports & Recreation Club, Mundays Lane, Orford IP12 2LX

    An informal meeting up with tea, coffee, biscuits and cake provided. No charge but donations are welcome. For more info call Corinne on 01394 450849

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    Women Like Me – Allotment Sessions  

    Weekly from end of February 2022

    Allotment locations in Lowestoft NR32 2QL, Southwold IP18 6EB and Beccles NR34 9BP

    Weekly group sessions open to women, providing a place for them to just be themselves, share life experiences to learn, laugh and grow together. Allotment sessions run in Lowestoft on Mondays, Southwold on Thursdays & Beccles on Wednesdays. Also co-ordinates Garden Angels and Let’s Talk Long Covid Facebook group. Women Like Me – Website. For more info on allotment session days and times: email Claire.

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    ‘Mates On Monday’ hosted by Marram Green c-a-f-e

    Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 10.30am – 12.30pm 

    Marram Green Community Lounge, Hall Road, Kessingland, NR33 7AH

    Come and enjoy a free cuppa, cake or biscuit and some friendly chat! This event is supported by Kessingland Parish Council.

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    Metfield Community c-a-f-e  

    First Saturday of the month  10am – 12 noon

    Metfield Village Hall, Skinner’s Lane, Metfield IP20 0LH

    All ages welcome, come along to tuck into breakfast and real coffee. An opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones! 9am-12 Noon. There will be a rolling programme of interests. For details on the current month’s events go to Metfield Village Hall Facebook Page. More info and offers to be involved: Lorraine – 01379 586 307, Chris – 01379 586 560, Lynda – 01379 588 170Metfield Village Hall Website.

  • Hartismere Hospital League of Friends c-a-f-e logoCoffee, Cake & Chat Days

    Second Friday of the month  – Drop in between 10am – 12 noon or 1pm – 3pm

    Michael Burke Wellbeing Centre, Hartismere Hospital, Castleton Way, Eye,  Suffolk, IP23 7BH

    Our events are designed to give people the opportunity to get out, meet people and make friends. Everyone is welcome. We do not charge for refreshments, although donations towards our costs are always gratefully received. Call Bev on 01379 388682 for more info.

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    Sax’cess c-a-f-e Coffee Morning

    Mondays 10am – 12 noon (On hold due to building maintenance)

    Sax’cess House, 24 High Street, Saxmundham IP7 1AE

    Join our friendly coffee morning each week for company, chat and free tea, coffee and homemade cake! Call Jon on 07917 441 793 for more information.  Sax’cess House Facebook Page.

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    Brandon Day Centre c-a-f-e ‘Old Friends, New Friends’

    Mondays 10am – 12 noon

    Brandon Day Centre, Warren Close, Brandon IP27 0EE

    Come and join us each week for some friendly company and chat, all welcome! Friends old and new! Tel: 01842 819 777  Brandon Day Centre Website.

  • Hadleigh Food Bank Charity Fresh Start c-a-f-e coffee and friends events

    Fresh Start c-a-f-e  ‘Weekly Cream Tea’ 

    Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm

    The Millers Kitchen, Kersey Mill, Kersey IP7 6DP

    Event hosted by Hadleigh Food Bank Charity, Tuesdays from 12.30pm. £5 per person, booking in advance essential. Contact Angela on 07377 190 455 for more information.

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    Suffolk Carers Natter Sessions

    Suffolk Carers Natter sessions are FREE and aimed at family carers 55+ coming together to meet with others within their communities whereby creating friendships, sharing experiences and  forming networks of peer to peer support over a cuppa and cake. For more info on all of the sessions listed below: email Sharon or call 01284 333035.

    Felixstowe – Fortnightly on Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

    The Cliff Top Cafe, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe IP11 7LR

    Thurston – Fortnightly on Thursdays 2pm – 4pm

    The Fox & Hounds pub, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2QT

    Woodbridge – Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm

    Christine’s Tea Rooms, 74 The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 IAL

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