Painters Café is set in a 17th Century building bursting with character opposite Gainsborough House in the historic market town of Sudbury, Suffolk.

A warm and welcoming atmosphere greets you as you step into our pretty cafe where we have plenty of seating inside as well as a relaxing, quaint sunny courtyard.

Many of our ingredients are sourced locally and seasonally which you can find more information at Our Local Suppliers. Our menu offers breakfasts, daily specials, excellent coffees, cream teas and home baked cakes. We also have a great choice for vegan and gluten free visitors with their own menus Our Daily Menu. Our café is fully licensed for the sale of alcohol and everything is always presented beautifully.

Painters Café is the ideal destination to bring the family, or meet a friend for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, we have plenty of indulgent treats to tempt you at any time of the day. 

When you visit, our friendly staff will welcome you and introduce you to our menu and daily specials. Our freshly baked scones and delicious selection of cakes are very often the highlight of a visit. Our Chocolate Brandy and French Almond & Mandarin Cake are well worth a taste! If you are unable to visit you can even have a bit of Painters in your own home.

Well behaved dogs and children are most welcome. There are plenty of water bowls and free home made dog biscuits for our canine visitors.

The café is wheelchair accessible and cyclists are made most welcome for their mid ride refuelling stop. Bikes can be brought through to the garden for safe keeping while dining either outside or inside. Plans for a new bike rack in the garden are underway!

Come and visit us today – we would recommend booking where you can as we are often very busy! Contact Us