An Ipswich baker is "excited to be back" after opening her independent bakery on the outskirts of the town.

The new Bramford Road Bakery is a new venture run by Jo Haddock of Jo's Cakes, which was previously in a unit in the Hadleigh Road industrial estate.

On Friday (November 17), the bakery opened once again to customers following its move into the shop, offering hot breakfasts, lunches, and an assortment of cakes and biscuits.

"It's lovely to be back where we can have walk-in customers again," Ms Haddock said.

"It has been pretty steady so far. We were quite out of the way in the industrial estate. We were open in a unit and had a small set up but it wasn't quite the same.

Ipswich Star: 'Excited to be back' says baker Jo Haddock'Excited to be back' says baker Jo Haddock (Image: Elisabeth Wilson)

"We didn't really have the foot-trade. I'm excited to be doing this again, baking more, and open to the public walking in.

"This is what I enjoy doing - having everyday customers in for lunches and cakes and filling up my counter."

Ms Haddock bakes everything herself in her kitchen, and the menu offers breakfasts such as bacon rolls, cheesy bacon turnovers, and sausage rolls, along with sandwiches and paninis with many different fillings, and a variety of sweet treats in the counter.

Ms Haddock has been baking for customers since 2013, starting as a bakery run from home.

She mainly made cakes for birthdays and events, before opening the first shop around six years later in Kersey Mill near Hadleigh.

The bakery later moved into a unit at the Hadleigh Road industrial estate, catering for more corporate lunch buffets for nearby businesses.

The Bramford Road shop was formerly Christine’s Florist, which closed in the new year after the owner announced her retirement. The store was later put up for sale.