Where to go for a tasty brunch in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 15:45 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:33 21 March 2019
After a night of indulgence, nothing beats a long brunch with a big cup of coffee. Here we pick some great places in Norwich to try
• No 33
33 Exchange Street
No 33 is known for its big slices of cake, good coffee and a brunch menu that’s packed with substantial dishes made from local Norfolk ingredients. Sweet-toothed diners can opt for the toasted muesli sundae drizzled in honey or a stack of American style pancakes.
Go all out with the No 33’s big breakfast consisting of two rashers of bacon, two pork sausages, two poached eggs, roasted tomatoes, grilled mushroom, baked beans and sourdough toast. For something a little different, there’s the Mexican style breakfast with chorizo sausages, fried eggs, guacamole, and chunky salsa with sourdough toast.
Brunch is served all day
• Frank’s Bar
19 Bedford Street
Casual and sociable, Frank’s Bar is a favourite hang out for city-dwellers and is particularly good after a night of excess.
Sundays at Frank’s see all day breakfasts in the form of hefty full Englishes, American style pancakes with crispy bacon or pastries with jam and butter. Sip a Bloody Mary and say farewell to your hangover!
Brunch is served 9am until 3pm. 10am to 6pm Sundays
7-9 Fye Bridge Street
Sister to Frank’s is North on Fye Bridge St. The brunch menu tempts visitors inside with dishes such as new potato and chorizo hash with mixed peppers, onion and fried eggs (add sourdough for £1), or a vegetarian aubergine shakshuka with pita bread.
Brunch is served 9.30am until 2.30pm
17 St Benedicts Street
Cosy, stylish, bohemian interiors and tasty grub on the brunch menu, the Bicycle Shop on St Benedicts Street is a laid back place to enjoy a lazy brunch.
Check the board as brunch specials change often. Past dishes have included the Bicycle Shop Baked Bean Burrito with guacamole and sour cream; and a black pudding, bacon and potato hash with poached eggs and toast. The eggs Benedict are “amazing” according to one satisfied customer.
Brunch is served every day until around 5pm (except Sunday)
50 St Giles Street
On pretty St Giles Street is The Cherry Leaf coffee shop, housed in a regal Georgian building and serving freshly brewed coffee and tempting cakes.
The weekday breakfast/brunch menu has light options such as porridge with mixed berries; but the weekend menu is augmented with dishes including the hearty Cherryleaf breakfast which consists of two rashers of local bacon, two sausages, two poached eggs, mushroom, tomato, baked beans, and toast with butter.
Served until midday on weekends
2-4 Earlham House Shops, Earlham Road
With coffee sourced from local producer Strangers, The Green Grocers ensures a great cup of java alongside your brunch.
Choose from huge fried breakfasts with meat, vegetarian and vegan options available. You can also order eggs and salmon on toast, muesli, granola, smoothies, toast and more.
Brunch is served all day
81 Upper St Giles Street
Fry ups, smashed avocado and poached egg on toast, filled English muffins, pastries, porridge, pancakes and good coffee – all this is available on the brunch menu at Louis’ Deli.
With a rustic farmhouse feel, and tucked away on the pretty Upper St Giles Street, Louis Deli is packed with deli goodies both local and from further afield. This is perfect to stock up on supplies for the weekend.
Brunch is served from 8am until 3pm
111 Unthank Road
The traditional pub meets contemporary eatery at the William & Florence Pub on Unthank Road. Considered interiors and good food culminate in a welcoming space that’s great for a quick drink or long boozy brunch.
Opt for bottomless brunch and get a tea or coffee, selection of pastries, a brunch dish (from full English to eggs Royale) and unlimited Prosecco or cocktails for one and a half hours.
68-70 St Benedicts Street
The Tipsy Vegan is, as you may have guessed, a 100% vegan bar and restaurant in the Lanes in Norwich serving plant-based comfort food along with boozy cocktails. The owners came to veganism for ethical reasons, meaning they know the value of a good burger or creamy pasta, as that’s just what they deliver.
Brunch includes pancakes with black cherry compote, grilled cheese sandwiches and breakfast scramble (potatoes, tofu scramble, Mexican black beans, salsa and avocado).
Brunch is served until 3pm
27-29 Timber Hill
Timberhill Bakery makes artisanal breads, pastries and baked goods to take away and a host of tempting and creative open sandwiches and toasties to enjoy at brunch time. Check online for the latest menus, but expect breakfast tartines, sourdough toast, sourdough scones and more.
Try one of the breakfast sourdough toasties such as the chorizo breakfast toastie, consisting of chorizo, ham, cherry tomatoes, cheddar, mushroom and onion chutney on chia and flax seeded sourdough. Tartines (French-style open sandwiches) are available all day and come topped with a host of ingredients including smashed roasted carrot, beetroot and walnut or a mackerel pâté.
Open from 8am, breakfast until 11.30am
• Wild Thyme
Labour in Vain Yard
Recently reopened after a year following a devastating fire, Wild Thyme is back to bringing delicious vegetarian cuisine from eclectic influences. Idyllically located in the pretty Labour in Vain Yard in the centre of town, this eatery is perfect for al fresco dining during the warmer months or in the bright and airy main restaurant.
We want to try the sweet potato and kimchee hash with spinach, fried egg and a tomato and sriracha coulis.