Places to catch-up over a cuppa or speciality coffee in Norwich
Biddy's Tea Room
A must for afternoon tea, with some of the best scones in town.
This is the place to go for afternoon tea. Choose your own tiers from the selection of fresh homemade cakes, sandwiches and scones. There are over 50 blends of tea and coffee to accompany your afternoon tea as well. In a hurry? Pick up one of the freshly baked treats from the bakery. They have vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
Indulge your sweet tooth with desserts, pastries and other delights.
This is the place to come when you want something sweet and indulgent. There’s an amazing choice of desserts. Fresh pastries are baked daily. You’ll find a selection of other sweet treats available too. Croissant-muffins, Bakewell tarts, chocolate brownies and plenty more.
For brunch, lunch, coffee and catching up with friends.
Healthy, fresh and always tasty, the food at Artel caters for everyone: carnivore, veggie or vegan. From fry ups to avocado on toast for breakfast, soups and salads for lunch, and freshly baked cakes and pastries for a pick-me-up with coffee. Check out their evening events, exhibitions and workshops to get involved in the local community.
Saturday: 09:30-15:00 Sunday: 10:30-15:00
A chilled spot for coffee, dinner or drinks with friends.
Food and drinks are served all day at Frank’s. Pop by for breakfast and a caffeine hit. Tuck into tapas-style plates at lunch. Sample something from the seasonal menu for dinner. Head over in the evenings for live music, film screenings or just a catch up with your mates.
Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 09:00-00:00 Friday: 09:00-02:30
Saturday: 10:00-02:30 Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Grab a coffee and cake, go home with a loaf.
This artisan bakery sells much more than bread. Pop in for a coffee or one of the many specialist teas. Try their pastries or buns if you’re after a sweet fix. Opt for a sandwich for something savoury. Buy a fresh loaf of bread to take home with you. A great spot for a quiet catch up with mates.
Ethical, sustainable and traceable coffee, roasted in Norwich.
Strangers Coffee has three locations in the city. Each serves a variety of coffee blends from around the world. Try a different speciality artisan coffee each time you visit, or find your favourite brew. You can also buy bags of the beans or ground coffee to use at home.
Strangers Coffee House 12 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS; Strangers Coffee Roasters, 10 Dove Street, Norwich, NR2 1DE; Strangers Coffee All Saints Green, 14 All Saints Green, Norwich, NR1 3NA
Strangers Coffee All Saints Green, 14 All Saints Green, Norwich, NR1 3NA
Saturday: 09:00-16:30 Sunday: 10:30-16:00 (Strangers Coffee House only)
More student guides
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“On campus: Work up an appetite in the sports facilities, fuel up in Sportscafé.”
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