I love Norwich for many reasons, but one of my favourite things about it is the amount of cafes and tea rooms to explore. I thought I’d list a few of my top recommendations (or at least, part one of my recommendations)…
- No 33 Cafe
No 33 Cafe does it all – excellent coffee and cake selection, but also a really good breakfast and lunch menu. I went for breakfast on my birthday and it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had – the American Style pancakes were so good (and massive). The only problem is it’s quite small and very popular, so it fills up quick. When we went for breakfast, we turned up not long after they opened so managed to get a table easily, but it soon filled up and there were people waiting to be seated when we left. It’s a really lovely little cafe though and I’d definitely recommend it – check out their website for more info.
2. Biddy’s Tea Room
Biddy’s is becoming one of the best known tea rooms in Norwich, and can be found tucked away in the lanes. If you’re a tea lover, this is the place to be because the tea selection is almost overwhelming! Biddy’s also has some of the friendliest service of all the cafes I’ve been to. It’s also got very quirky interior design, and is possibly one of the most instragrammable places to have tea and cake. Here’s their website if you want to know more.
3. Britannia Cafe
This one is a bit different, because it’s not in the city centre but rather a bit further out on the opposite side of Norwich to the university. Although it’s not as easy to get to, it’s a great place to go with your family if they’re coming up to visit because it’s really quick to get to by car. Britannia Cafe does cake and tea but also does really good full meals – they have a menu over on their website. The Cafe itself is staffed by low risk prisoners, and all the profits go towards rehabilitating prisoners and charitable causes, which is really cool. Britannia Cafe also has one of the best views over Norwich so it’s a brilliant place to go on a nice day!
4. Sanctuary Coffee Stop
The Sanctuary Coffee Stop is a really lovely family friendly cafe, run as part of a Norwich church, St Thomas. It does cakes and drinks, as well as sandwiches and paninis for lunch. The cafe is largely run by volunteers, and it’s a really friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place to go for coffee and a chat, or there are tables to the side where it’s perfect to work, especially if you enjoy a background buzz of activity. They also have jazz mornings once or twice a month on a Saturday – head to their facebook page for more details.
That’s it for part one of my recommendations…there’s plenty more to come, so keep your eyes peeled!