EDitorial ± 15-Jun-2011

Ipswich Lunches: Cafe Marina

Flip me a silver dollar, if it isn't my favourite be-dreaded Canadian sitting outside Colours enjoying an English scone. Ex-cafe proprietor and current wedding snapper, it's a cut-short chat before I'm on my way past Theta and Coffeelink. You'll never catch me, Coprolite Street, and right along Duke. Pound to a penny that Andy's Brompton is already chained up.

Spotted over the road from Something Yummy, Cafe Marina has been open for all of one week. Note outside says "Muddy Boots and High Heels Welcome": a good sign, literally. Floor to ceiling windows yield a clean and bright and airy interior. Next time Johnny Depp comes in here, he'll find it hard to go Hollywood and order off-menu since everything is on it:

  • set breakfasts 1 to 8
  • ordinary breakfasts A to C plus veg. option
  • light breakfast
  • panini
  • soup
  • sandwiches
  • jacket potatoes
  • hot lunch, eg spag bol, chilli, lasagne
  • burgers
  • chicken
  • grills
  • pies
  • roasts
  • salads
  • fish
  • omelettes
  • plus kids' menu

Miraculously, mind's made up: gotta be the classic EBCB (previously). Milkshakes are at half-mast before Andy settles on the gammon grill. Helpful young waitress gets him on to the in-house WiFi and fetches our food, plates to please. With a soupcon of squeezy sauce, mine is soon gone. Ah. Open 7am to 7pm Mon to Sat and from 8am to 6pm on Sun, and with competitive prices and not-half-bad coffee, they deserve to stay and thrive.

If it was a car -- Morris Marina 2 Door Coupe.
If they were passing by -- Gerry Anderson.