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Sweet Treats of Southwold

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Harris and James Gelato

Sweet tooth’s and sugar monsters, feast your eyes on the many sweet treats of Southwold. Enjoy ice cream on the beach, sweets at the pier or cake on the common. With many standalone stores stocking fresh ingredients and priding themselves on their homemade products, Southwold has an extra special sugary treat around every corner. Read more to discover Southwold’s candy land delights…

Harris and James

Made on site Gelato ice-cream, fresh pastries, cakes and chocolate plus on the spot roasted coffee… Harris and James have it all. Having opened this summer, Harris and James have already got their foot in the door of Southwold. You will often see queues coming out of their scrummy haven, but we can ensure you that their sweet bites are worth the wait. Discover ice cream flavours such as Sicilian Pistachio, Cherry Bakewell and Chocolate Rose Turkish Delight. Harris and James’s homemade cakes are something to behold. Walking past the windows and seeing them on display makes it difficult to not pop in! A slice can be enjoyed either in their café or the cakes can be bought as a whole for you to take home.

Beaches and Cream

Candy from the states, chocolate from Australia and bonbons from Southwold, Beaches and Cream have a world of exotic confectionary for you to discover. If you’ve taken a trip abroad and couldn’t fit enough of your favourite chocolate bar in your suitcase, Beaches and Cream is your port of call. They have an outstanding collection of sweet treats from all over the world that are sure to trigger nostalgia and encourage punters to try something new. If you’re wanting a Southwold souvenir, Beaches and Cream stock many Suffolky treats for you to take home for yourself or gifts for friends and family.

Two Magpies Bakery

Two Magpies Bakery takes rustic cooking to the next level. With every product being made with raw ingredients on site, the people behind Two Magpies like their customers to know where their food comes from. Step into the shop of baked delights and enjoy the smells of pastries, cakes and scones as you watch skilled bakers at work through the bakery viewing window. The bakeries products are so fresh that they have a different menu available every day and only use seasonal produce. The shop opens early for bread and cake sales, so pop in for a freshly brewed coffee and an even fresher pastry.

The Treat Parlour

A trip to Southwold isn’t complete without a walk down Southwold Pier, and a walk down Southwold Pier isn’t complete without a visit to The Treat Parlour. In the piers very own candy cave you’ll find ice creams, shortbreads, candies and fudge. Stroll down the pier with ice cream in hand, fudge in the pocket and watch as the waves roll by. 

Farmhouse Bakery

For lovers of the traditional bakery, Farmhouse Bakery on Southwold High Street offers just that. No fancy frills, just well-made delicious confectionary at a very reasonable price. Discover old favourites such as the iced bun, egg custard and vanilla slice. Guests can enjoy eating in or out. We suggest an assortment of cakes along with a picnic, a blanket, and sitting on the grass at Gun Hill and enjoying your sugary purchases.

To enjoy all of these sweet treat outlets, why not stay in one of our So Southwold properties. Our small, medium and large properties can be found in the centre of Southwold or on the outskirts. Whatever takes your fancy, So Southwold is sure to cater to it with the highest quality holiday homes. 

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