The Apiary has been serving coffee and cake to Harleston for three years now and we’re proud of the brilliant bakers and friendly baristas that make up our team.
The Apiary was started by baker, barista and beekeeper Mike Chappell who is, with The Apiary team, on a mission to bring high quality food and drinks to South Norfolk.
We buy local wherever possible, supporting a network of East Anglian suppliers, for instance our coffee is roasted in Norfolk by Green Farm Coffee, our flour is milled in East Anglia and we’re always on the lookout for local suppliers for all our ingredients.
Our team bake all our cakes, biscuits and bread here in store along with our own recipe specials.
We all live in and around Harleston and love meeting people – next time you’re in, please say hello.
Hi Chaps, Another good result, “Superb” and “Awesome” being the replies to my enquiries So, that’s a happy team Many thanks, Matt
We needed the Services of an In site caterer for a family event. Start to finish Mike was on it. Highly recommended. If you would just like coffee in the high street the Apiary is a great place to meet and relax.
Having recently moved to Harleston we have impressed with the home cooked fayre,light lunch and small eats available but the recent MacMillan Fund raising coffee morning put this establishment in a different light. The hosting of the event and giving over of its facilities in current economic climate was impressive and demands special recognition. The staff are always engaging and the service is efficient and friendly, but their community spirit deserves a visit to demonstrate your appreciation - in my view
Fantastic cake and coffee house in one of the best market towns in Suffolk. A warm welcome, great coffee and beautiful selection of cakes made in the shop on display. A place you can't miss if you love great coffee and/or fresh cakes or if you want to watch them make them and learn.
Very professional, polite, understanding and lovely food they couldn't do enough to help would thoroughly recommend them thank you so much for all you've done 5*
Lovely food, lovely staff, and a great atmosphere.
Just a quick email, I forgot to tell you earlier, I bought some of your rosemary and sea-salt bread (sourdough?) on Friday, absolutely amazing, great with cheese and dare I say it, even better toasted!! I’ll be picking some up the next time I’m going through Harleston!
Best cakes and cheese straws around!! My daughter loves coming here for a cheeky little treat after school!
We popped in here when we were in Harleston waiting for The Women's Cycling Tour to come through the town. The staff were very friendly. The choice of freshly made cakes as well as savoury items is very good! There are plenty of tables and chairs that aren't crammed closely together either!
Great cafe, coffee and honey brie and bacon toasties! Highly recommend stopping in if you're in Harleston. You could even learn a little about the honey bee while you're there too.
My daily lunch fix... can't be beaten on choice, freshness and friendliness. A must visit if you are in Harleston.
I visited this place recently whilst I was in the town and found the quality of food and service received to be excellent. Quality coffee!!!
Thank you to Mike and the team at the Apiary. Fantastic buffet supplied for our first Chalk painting class at the shop. Everyone was very complimentary and more than happy with the selection of sandwiches and eats and there was no much left!! Perfect for office functions - we can not recommend enough. We will let you know when the next one is. Ray Munn Paints & Interiors
Fantastic place to sit and drink excellent coffee while watching the world go by! Great food lovely service and a relaxing atmosphere. Can't wait to go back again.
once again we visit this wonderful Café, A little concerned to read couple of reviews on here, one of them nothing to do with The Apiary what so ever, it was to do with the previous owners of the Café 4 years ago, and the next one regarding food in plastic bags and refreezing ....I've been in this café very early in the morning and seen how every thing is so freshly prepared with the up most attention paid to the quality , freshness & hygiene at all times. I guess after so many visits you begin to pay attention to all the little details, and at The Apiary they certainly pay attention to the quality of the food they offer to their customers, I certainly know how damaging a bad review can be to any business, The Apiary really don't deserve such a negative review and I have nothing but praise for them and the work they do in the community for bringing people together over a coffee . so I shall carry on telling friends and colleagues to visit this amazing Café as I know my friends and work colleagues will also pass on this referral after experiencing the delicious cakes and scones on offer.. Thank you to all the staff at The Apiary for your hospitality and amazing Naughty cakes...will be returning very soon..
We'd been told about The Apiary coffee shop and decided to try it out, being bee keepers ourselves. Loved the colours and the space, bright and airy. Coffee was made to order, speedily done and tasty. Excellent bacon rolls and a good cheese salad sandwich on their own baked wholemeal bread. A great range of cakes, hard to choose so went for the day's special, chocolate fudge cake. Service was friendly. As a special request they even posted biscuits to a friend for a special occasion. Looking forward to our next visit - cakes will come first this time! !
Provision of Sandwiches to The Pulham Orchestra Service 1. First rate and friendly. Price 2. Excellent. Delivery 3.Timely. Sandwiches 4. Delicious. Yours sincerely Andrew Baker Treasurer
Just a note to say thank you so much for the food that you supplied. I don't know if you are aware but I am a member of a book club and it was my turn to host it, they were all amazed at my ability to produce such wonderful sandwiches, dips and the little pastry things and all the various accouterments. Of course I had to admit that you did it and I didn't.
The food was brilliant and I am most appreciative.
Hope to see you soon
We have used the Apiary twice already, the buffet was excellent, delivered on time and good value for money
Thank you and all the staff at The Apiary for the superb canapés that you made for us on Saturday. They were excellent and received loads of compliments from our guests, needless to say they were all demolished pretty quickly.
Happy Christmas and a successful 2016.