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“Fresh cakes and tea”
Review of Dancing Goat Cafe

Dancing Goat Cafe
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh cakes and tea”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Very small and cramped eating inside but when the weather is suitable there are tables outside. If you are tired, hungry and thirsty after sampling the delights of Framlingham this is the place for tea(or coffee) and cake.

Visited July 2013
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Anglesey
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Coffee coffee coffee”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I have had coffee all over England from mugs at Costa (!!) to cups in various well known stores, to plungers at independent cafes and quixotic 'tea shoppes' and of course in many independent coffee shops. All with varying atmospheres and various styles of serving coffee. A few, very few, memorable - many, middle of the range and plenty, down right atrocious.
What a lovely surprise to experience a mug of really excellent rich dark and satisfying coffee. The texture (can coffee have a texture?) - the texture was just right, the colour a gorgeous rich brown, and the taste - well a taste you dream about. I don't know which beans the Dancing Goat use, but they have hit it right on target as far as I am concerned. Well done.

And my husband today chose a Capuccino, which can vary from a watery gooey mess with whipped foam on top - to a thick creamy mass. This was just exquisite. Again the right texture, the right taste and on top the prettiest of fern leaves somehow stencilled out on top.

Well, the answer lies in the beans, but also the skill of the barista, and at the Dancing Goat, they have it all together.
And - I have moved nearby, so look forward to many many more happy cups. Thank you.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Angela B
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very small, but cosy cafe”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Although small, with a limited menu we had a very good light lunch of paninis and coffee. No toilets though!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank bbc1803
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“Laid Back Atmosphere”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Tasty Paninis , lovely pot of Earl Grey and coffee . Good range of cakes on display and my teenage daughter loved it as there was an Ed Sheeran disc celebrating 300,000 sales of album on the wall. We sat outside watching the market and felt like you could have been in a town in the middle of France . Service bril , very relaxing experience .

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Paul R
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hygiene issue??”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Stopped here for coffee and cake last saturday afternoon. The cafe was full of dogs! The waitress serving at the counter (over which food is served) was stroking a dog, I didn't notice any hand washing afterwards or wiping of surfaces. Our table was dirty and the waitress had to be asked to wipe it, she did so without moving anything on the table. The lemon drizzle cake was dry and also the waitress used her fingers to help it onto my plate. We will not be visiting this cafe again.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank DeniseF64
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