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 364 days of the year and operate an informal "just turn up" policy (but you can book 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

New Year's Eve Opening Hours

Contrary to our normal booking policy we are taking bookings for New Year's Eve for parties of any size. We will be open our usual hours offering our full menu, so you can enjoy a delicious meal before heading off to your party (or the DJ night at The Alex).
Please note we will be closed before midnight.

Christmas at Café Bencotto

Our Christmas menu is available for lunch or dinner (£22 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 decide to pop 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 torte di formaggio or risotto and affogato? 
And, contrary to our normal booking policy, we are taking bookings for Boxing Day for parties of any size.

Breakfast at Benny's

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, tostada catalana 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, £1.50 coffee refills and freshly made food - how better to start the day. See Breakfast menu.

Vegan Menu

Our full vegan menu includes 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

Larger Parties

If you would like to book for a party of 15 people or more, we do request that your meals are pre-ordered enabling our chefs to prepare your food quickly and efficiently, and our waiting staff to serve you as a group. 
Please note, we do not offer private functions, as we are committed to Café Bencotto being open at all times to all our customers.
To enquire about a party booking or for more information, please call 01394 276745.

**OFFER** Beer by the Jug

2 pint jug of Birra Moretti or Adnams Mosaic for £9, anytime.

**OFFER** £1.50 Coffee Refills

You can have a second cup of any of our coffees for just £1.50 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.

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 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 - already 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

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.

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.
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