10 places for brunch in Norwich

In our opinion a good brunch is a sign of a good weekend! Read our pick of brunch hotspots in Norwich that you should definitely try this weekend:  

Written by Shelley Beth | ShelleyBeth.com 

Coffee at Ancestors

Ancestors Coffee

27 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1LE | Tel: 07791 774560

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dog-friendly.


This vegan coffee shop is rather instagrammable. Colourful smoothie bowls sit alongside avocado on toast, breakfast sandwiches and cakes. If you’re a coffee lover, it’s one to add to your list; they serve speciality coffees that you can’t find anywhere else. www.facebook.com/pg/Ancestorscoffee

Cherryleaf Coffeehouse

Cherryleaf coffeehouse 

50 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LW | Tel: 01603 699955

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan.

Local photographers and artists often display their work in this light and airy Georgian coffeehouse. During the week they offer lighter breakfasts such as porridge and beans on toast. At the weekend they serve their famous full English alongside alternative options. There’s a huge range of coffees, teas and delicious cake too. cherryleafnorwich.co.uk

Franks Bar

Franks Bar

19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR | Tel: 01603 618902

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, dogs welcome in the courtyard.

This chilled out cafe bar offers a locally sourced and seasonally changing menu. Dishes such as pancakes or bacon and eggs sit alongside more unusual ones such as Nduja ragu on toast. Sundays are a special affair – there’s a larger menu featuring Full English breakfasts and Bloody Mary’s. www.franksbar.co.uk


No33 Cafe

33 Exchange Street, Norwich,  NR2 1DP | Tel: 01603 626097

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan.

Arrive early to avoid queuing at this popular local brunch spot. It is worth the wait though! From full English breakfasts to pancakes, muesli and everything in between – their menu has it all. Opt for a window seat and watch the world go by. www.no33cafe.co.uk


7 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, NR3 1LJ | Tel: 01603 620 805

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, dogs welcome in the courtyard.

This spacious cafe bar has a quiet creative buzz about it. Their locally sourced menu offers toast with a variety of add-ons and more complex dishes such as Aubergine Shakshushka and toasted sourdough with flaked baked cod. www.norwichnorth.co.uk

Eggs at William and Florence

The William & Florence

111 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PE | Tel: 01603 660706

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dog-friendly

This Adnams pub in the golden triangle serves a selection of brunch classics ranging from pastries to a full English. It’s one of the few places in the city that offers a boozy bottomless brunch at the weekend. Certainly worth the walk or number 25 bus ride! williamandflorence.co.uk

Tipsy Vegan

68-70 St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4AR | Tel: 01603 666788

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dogs welcome in the raised bar area (recommended to book if you’re dining with a dog)

This prohibition style vegetarian and vegan restaurant and bar is known for incredible cocktails and homemade vegan alternatives to popular meat dishes. Choose between three dishes in the week. At the weekend their pancakes, Mexican hash and mushrooms on toast are joined by an Irish breakfast. www.thetipsyvegan.co.uk

Wild Thyme

The Old Fire Station Stables, Labour Lane Vain Yard, Norwich, NR2 1JD | Tel:  01603 765562

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dog-friendly.

Tucked away in peaceful cobbled yard, Wild Thyme has a relaxed and social vibe. They are known for their wide ranging, easily adaptable menu packed full of fresh and seasonal dishes. Head there for peanut butter pancakes and sweet potato hash to name but a few. On warmer mornings, sit outside in the courtyard for a side of sunshine! www.wildthymenorwich.co.uk

The Greengrocers 

2-4 Earlham House Shops, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3PD | Tel: 01603 250000

Good to know: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan.

This little gem in the golden triangle has a huge breakfast menu offering locally sourced organic light bites, full breakfasts and healthier options. Tea lovers will be pleased to hear that there are over 50 to choose from! They also run a very popular artisan organic bakery. www.thegreengrocers.co.uk


Woolf & Social 

21-23 Nelson Street, Norwich, NR2 4DW | Tel: 01603443658

Good to know: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dog-friendly at brunch (not for evening service)

Woolf & Social has a laid back atmosphere with quirky, rustic interior decor. They are well known for their twists on classic British dishes. Their brunch menu is made up of larger plates and smaller ones to share, all created with fresh, local ingredients. Call ahead with dietary requirements so they tailor dishes to you. You can sit outside on a sunny day too!  www.woolfandsocial.co.uk



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