EDitorial ± 16-Nov-2018

Woodbridge Lunches: Coffeelink

We've followed Coffeelink, East Anglia's coffee kingpins, from their ahead-of-its-time Ipswich waterfront location up to the nearby station, then up the A12 to Darsham and to the seaside at Felixstowe. Azzouz, the main man, was also good enough to invite us along to sample the goods direct from their roastery.

Next stop? The Bridge of Wood. Yes, indeed. Amid the snazzy Whisstocks boatyard redevelopment and sited behind a hopefully state-of-the-art floodgate sits the latest branch. Behold Woodbridge Coffeelink. Early doors just yet -- we were there a few days after a "soft opening" -- but there's already a fridge holding six different San Pellegrino flavours, enough to impress YT.

Grabbed our prepacked sarnies and headed to a corner table. Yes, one of us may have hit his head on a trendy low-level light. Furniture's dark in keeping with the original branch, ditto the bookcase, and there's half a boat to wonder at. Sidenote: vg selection of newspapers, bit of a dying art in coffee shops these days. Be sure to take in the colourful mural by local artist PC.

Highlight for me was the excellent flat white from a highly knowledgeable barista who came to check on our orders. Probably didn't need that slice of carrot cake, TBH. Quiet for now but should become quite the hub once the weather's back and more units fill up.

If it was a car -- Wallys Izis.
If they were passing by -- Anthony Horowitz.