Shopping for plants can be hungry work and one of the key ingredients of a good garden centre is its café.

We have created a list of some of the best garden centre eateries in Suffolk, with many offering breakfast dishes and afternoon teas.

1. Garden Cafe at Goslings

East Anglian Daily Times: The Garden Cafe at GoslingsThe Garden Cafe at Goslings (Image: Newsquest)

Where: High Road, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ

Goslings is a popular option for those living in the Felixstowe and Ipswich areas of Suffolk.

After picking your own fruit or veg, stop by the Garden Cafe for a hearty breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea or just a drink.

2. The Bluebell Tea Room

Where:  Bypass Nurseries Garden Centre, London Road, Capel St Mary, Ipswich IP9 2JR

Just off the A12, treat yourself to plants, furniture and beyond at Bypass Nurseries before stopping off at the Bluebell Tea Room for some well-earned nibbles.

Offering all sorts of goodies from a classic ploughmans to speciality teas and coffees, it's the perfect pit stop for whatever your heart desires after some shopping.

3. Narey's 

East Anglian Daily Times: Inside the cafe at Narey's Garden CentreInside the cafe at Narey's Garden Centre (Image: contributed)

Where: Spikes Lane, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3QD

This much-loved garden centre has been a family business for over 60 years and is a pillar of the Stowmarket community.

The cafe is ideal for anyone looking to stop off for a slice of cake or a scone.

4. Hillcrest Coffee Shop

East Anglian Daily Times: A fry up at HillcrestA fry up at Hillcrest (Image: Charlotte Bond, Newsquest)

Where: Barningham Road, Stanton, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 2DU

Home to a farm shop, deli, butchers and coffee shop, Hillcrest is so much more than just another garden centre.

The cafe opened in 2016 and has been a hit ever since, especially for those who like a good breakfast to kickstart their day.

5. The Cafe at Urban Jungle

East Anglian Daily Times: The Urban Jungle cafe near BecclesThe Urban Jungle cafe near Beccles (Image: Newsquest)

Where: London Road, Beccles NR34 8TT

One of the more exotic garden centre cafes you'll find in the area, the cafe at Urban Jungle has its guests seated amongst a variety of Mediterranean plants.

Set yourself down on the eclectic furniture and enjoy a tasty brunch, lunch, slice of cake or just something to sip on.