Pizza, Pasta, Mediterranean

The flavours of Greece, Spain, The Levant and North Africa, as well as Italy, can be found on our menus and specials boards. Choose from our small plates and our mixed boards to share, in true Med. style, or enjoy a pizza, pasta or grill item from our mains menu. We're open every day and you don't need to book (but can for parties over 8 and for fewer numbers on special occasions such as Mothers' Day, Easter Sunday etc ). You are welcome to come for a drink at the bar, tapas in our heated courtyard, Breakfast at Benny's, morning coffee, lunch, tea or dinner! You will always find a warm welcome and a buzzy atmosphere.

Located on Felixstowe's main drag - Hamilton Road, Café Bencotto is the result of careful restoration and sympathetic enhancement to what was originally Felixstowe's Fire Station. The gilt framed mirrors, stunning chandeliers and leather seating contrast with the exposed brick and original glazed tiles. You can sit in the window and watch the world go by or in front of the open kitchen where you can see our brigade of chefs busy preparing your fresh food.

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What’s on atCAFÉ BENCOTTO

Christmas and New Year's Eve Opening Hours

On Monday 17th December we will be closing early; last food orders will be at 3pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
For further Christmas Opening Hours please click here
New Years Eve
We are operating our usual opening hours and menu so you can join us for a meal and glass of bubbly.

Exciting News

Café Bencotto will be closed in January for a full refurbishment. Don't worry it's only a spruce up we're not trying to change the ambiance! 
We will remain open as normal until Sunday 6th January - last food orders 2:30pm, closing at 5pm.
Fingers crossed we will be reopening in February.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Christmas at Café Bencotto

We still have some availability between now and Christmas.
If you fancy our Christmas menu is available for lunch or dinner (£21 for 2 courses or £26 for 3 courses) and includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Available until December 31st by pre-booking only.
Pick up a copy from the bar or click here to see our Christmas menu.
Should you be just passing or fancy popping in on the spur of the moment, we always keep some tables unreserved to cater for you. The à la carte menu runs alongside our Christmas menu, so if you fancy a step away from the traditional, why not pizza and pannetone or risotto and affogato? 

We hope you have a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to helping you celebrate with friends and family.

Vegan Menu

We now offer a full vegan menu including a delicious platter, pizza with your choice of topping, pastas and more. Don't forget to save room for dessert.

We have vegan wine and beer to enjoy with it too!

See the full vegan menu

Gift Cards

Want to treat someone or say thank you? Our smart silver gift cards can be bought for any multiple of £5 (£10 minimum) from Café Bencotto or The Alex. They can be used at any Yeo Group venue, anytime.

The Imposter Pizza

For a bit of fun we have added "The Imposter Pizza" to our repertoire. These pizzas are in no way authentic and they won't be found on our menu but - we think you might enjoy some of them. There will usually be an Imposter Pizza on the specials board such as :

The Peking - hoisin sauce with shredded duck, finished with spring onion and cucumber and served with a pot of hoisin.

The Peloponnese - feta, artichoke, kalamata olives, onion, rosemary and golden raisins, served bianca, with a pot of tzatziki.

La Mancha - Manchego cheese, roasted red pepper, garlic and mushrooms.

Gin Selection

Our popular gin menu has been updated and includes some refreshing and exciting new varieties. Choose from the Williams Chase Pink Grapefruit (it really does taste of grapefruit), Tarquin's Cornish (made with homegrown Devon violets !) or the Pinkster (distilled fresh raspberries - bound to become a favourite) along with several others. Paired with Fever-Tree tonic, which now includes the elderflower option, you have the perfect tipple.
See Gin Menu

Breakfast at Benny's

Try something different for breakfast - huevos estrellados (that's Spanish for star shaped eggs) - sautéed potatoes topped with 2 fried eggs and a spicy tomato sauce, add jamón or chorizo. 
We offer breakfast at Café Bencotto seven days a week, from 9.30am 'til noon (10am 'til noon Sundays). Choose from a selection of baked to order, breakfast style, focaccia, a stack of delicious buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast or huevos estrellados.
Wash down with a freshly squeezed o.j. (or treat yourself to a glass of mimosa) and a barista made coffee. With our free wifi, £1.25 coffee refills and freshly made food - how better to start the day. See Breakfast menu.

Roast Chicken on Sundays

We offer Mediterranean style roast chicken every Sunday. That's half a marinated chicken served on top of roasted Mediterranean vegetables and potatoes. Each week we will offer two different flavours such as lemon and garlic; piri piri; pesto and sun-dried tomato or preserved lemon and black pepper. The full menu will also be available as always.

£1.25 Coffee Refills

You can have a second cup of any of our coffees for just £1.25 per refill, which means you can linger longer, so you might want to check out our range of cakes and pastries in the deli counter.

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