Milk Shed Café: Dedicated to Fika and a Perfect Spot for Brunch or Coffee and Cake with Alfresco Dining
Milk Shed Café is a new local, independent coffee shop and café serving locally roasted speciality coffee alongside baked savouries, cakes, and a delicious, freshly prepared, seasonal menu, all sourced locally wherever possible.
Tucked away in a former cowshed, Milk Shed Café have brought new life into this corner of rural Suffolk with newly renovated inside and outside spaces, designed to encourage you to slow down with delectable food and drink.
The Milk Shed Café is dedicated to the Swedish tradition of Fika (pronounced fee-kah) “To take a break and make time for friends and family to share a cup of coffee and a little something to eat”.
The emphasis is on delicious, freshly prepared, simple, and nourishing food, with a twist of Scandinavian influence, paired with speciality coffee and award-winning tea.
The Milk Shed Café is being launched by Clare Forrest and Scott Forrest, who both left the corporate world last year after their roles were made redundant and they felt a strong pull to build a small business in Suffolk.
“Milk Shed Café was born out of our love of café culture and the Swedish ritual of Fika (Fee-kah): To take a break and make time for friends and family to share a cup of coffee and a little something to eat. Taking time out and creating breathing space is essential; our converted cowshed is a beautiful space to encourage you to slow down,” said Scott.
“We care deeply about our local community and the environment. Our cafe is built around the use of locally sourced ingredients; from the locally roasted coffee to our artisan food and the packaging we use. Making our café as sustainable as possible is hugely important to us.” said Clare.
The ethically sourced speciality coffee is hand-roasted locally in Bury St Edmunds by Crude Roastery Coffee.
The menu includes ingredients which are sourced locally, where possible and extends beyond traditional Suffolk fare with some Scandinavian inspired dishes such as open sandwiches and cinnamon buns.
You can follow the Milk Shed on Facebook and Instagram @milkshedcafe