Right in the heart of the City sits a cafe, but not just any cafe, a cafe that likes cats.
I wouldn’t throw out accusations like that lightly, seriously, it should be called Cat-feine Ali with all the cats you could see!
Catffeine Ali has been a cafe we’ve been meaning to review for a while now, many times we have walked past it on the thoroughfare from Ipswich central Station to the centre of the square, always beaming with life as their patrons stop in for a coffee and a chat on the way to work.
It may not be what you expect, although there are tables there to sit at and comfy couches to sit on while you wait for you order, Caffeine Ali is more of a “Passing By” cafe than a traditional sit down restaurant type of experience. This by no means is a bad thing as on that morning we had limited time and the staff were quick on their orders.
But if you do want to sit down then there is are a small amount of tables along side the cafe you can use to have lunch, catch up with friends, or like I’ve seen a few time by the local tenants, have your business meetings there.
Oh, did I mention they like cats?
The staff at Caffeine Ali are very friendly and quick with their orders which adds to the warm (although busy during the breakfast run) atmosphere. The coffee was delicious, Bella Jam enjoyed her Hot Chocolate and it was good to see that the hot coco crowd gets some love as well with its “coffee art” style topping. Brownie points to the barista!
Cronuts, ever heard of them? We didn’t, until that morning. Cross between a croissant and a donut, this unusual combination of sweet and savoury was quite delicious and well worth checking out next time you’re walking through town.
Caffeine Ali, a cafe that, like many others in town shows that ipswich is full of great eateries and cafe experiences suited for everybody.
… and if you’re a cat lover then there is something else for you;