Deben Cafe on HMS Vale
Welcome to Deben Cafe. We offer proper boatyard breakfasts, served al fresco on the deck of an ex-Swedish Navy warship moored on the banks of the river Deben offering spectacular views across the saltings towards the protected grounds of Sutton Hoo.
We are famed for our all day breakfast menu (served until 4pm). In addition, we have a range of hot and cold plates. See below for our seasonal menu.
It’s been a busy time since we made our first tentative steps towards converting our ship’s former wardroom into Deben Cafe and we’ve not finished yet.
Despite all the difficulties we have faced preparing the ship, and everything the weather has thrown at us, we have opened every weekend since September 2019 serving fabulous all day breakfasts, coffee and cake to our river wall walkers.
Now we have extended our opening hours to a four day long weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and look to open 7 days a week just as soon as we are able.