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Some of the Best Places in Norwich to go for Breakfast

Published date: October 2019

Some of the Best Places in Norwich to go for Breakfast

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, and with so many fantastic independent eateries in and around the city, there is no excuse to miss out on this essential first meal of the day. From beautiful bowls of homemade granola, freshly baked pastries and smashed avocado on toast, to eggs benedict and hangover ‘curing’ full English fry ups, they can all be found on the menu somewhere in Norwich. With so many great places from which to choose, you are spoilt for choice; here are some of the best breakfast locations in Norwich that are worthy of a visit.


Located on Elm Hill, Olive’s serves freshly cooked breakfasts to order and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. It can get very busy, but that’s always a good sign. If you love a hearty and traditional full English breakfast, then Olive’s is the place for you.

Food is available 9:00am - 2:15pm Tuesday – Friday, Saturday 8:00am – 2:15pm and Sunday 9:00 – 1:15pm.

Olive’s - 40 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HG

No 33

An independent family business situated on Exchange Street, serving freshly prepared breakfasts (or brunch!) all day, every day. Find traditional English breakfasts including vegetarian and vegan options, as well as American style pancakes, vegan pancakes, bacon sandwiches, eggs benedict, salmon benedict, homemade granola and even a Mexican style breakfast. If you are looking for a traditional English breakfast or something more unusual, No 33 caters for all tastes. Also serving some of the best coffee (and cake) in Norwich. Always busy, and if there’s a queue for a table, it’s worth the wait.

Open Monday - Friday 8:00am -5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm.

No 33 - 33 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1DP

Tel: 01603 626097

Jarrold Department Store

Discover various venues serving breakfast within Jarrold Department Store on London Street, in the centre of Norwich. The Exchange, on the lower ground floor serves breakfast until 11:30am, Benji’s on Floor 1 serves breakfast until 12:00pm and a full English breakfast is served in The Pantry Restaurant on Floor 3 until 11:00am. Using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, Jarrold and its differing eateries are centrally located and make the perfect destination for breakfast.

Jarrold Department Store - 1-11 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1JF

Tel: 01603 660661

The Assembly House

Treat yourself to a beautifully presented breakfast in the stunning surroundings of The Assembly House, in the centre of Norwich on Theatre Street. Serving breakfast Monday to Friday from 7:30am – 11:00am and weekends from 8:00am – 11:30am, including a full English, eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes and rarebit. Check out their breakfast cocktails too!

The Assembly House - Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RQ

Tel: 01603 626402

Frank’s Bar

Located on Bedford Street, in the centre of Norwich, Frank’s Bar has a welcoming vibe, with friendly service and quality food. Brunch is served from 9:00am daily but if it’s a traditional full English breakfast you are after, then make a trip to Frank’s Bar on a Sunday. Breakfast is served from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sundays and includes a Frank’s Bar full English, vegetarian full English, vegan full English and Shakshuka. Also available – various bagels, pancakes, eggs cooked however you like, granola and locally made pastries. For those in need, they also serve a Fresh Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary Sunday Special as well as lots of good coffee.

Frank’s Bar - 19 Bedford Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1AR

Tel: 01603 618902

The Street Café

Open from 8:00am Monday to Saturday and from 9:00am Sundays, The Street Café on Magdalen Street is renowned for its tasty breakfasts that it serves all day. Offering traditional English breakfasts, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, they also cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

The Street Café - 147 Magdalen St, Norwich Norfolk NR3 1NF

Tel: 01603 766556

Marmalades Café

Located in the Royal Arcade in Norwich’s city centre, Marmalades Café serves a selection of very reasonably priced breakfast items including scrambled eggs on toast, cheese on toast and a breakfast panini. A traditional café with friendly service, it is open from 8:30am and has been serving Norwich since 1998.

Marmalades Café - 18-19 Royal Arcade, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NQ

Tel: 01603 767047

The Muddy Cup

A traditional café that serves freshly cooked and very tasty breakfasts at affordable prices. Menu includes The Muddy Cup full English, The Muddy Cup veggie, eggs benedict, maple bacon pancakes, breakfast baps and more. Clean, friendly service and good food.

The Muddy Cup - 12 Distillery Square, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4BH

Tel: 01603 920060

Timberhill Bakery

Currently offering reduced opening hours, Timberhill Bakery is worth a visit if you are in the city and after breakfast either Friday or Saturday. Enjoy sourdough toast with a variety of toppings, breakfast toasties and more. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

Opening hours from 1st September 2019 – Fridays – 8:00am – 3:00pm, Saturdays – 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Timberhill Bakery - 27-29 Timberhill, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3LA

Tel: 01603 613172

St Andrews Brewhouse

Using fresh locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, St Andrews Brewhouse on St Andrews Street serves breakfast from 10:00am - 12:00pm Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from a full English, vegan breakfast, baps and eggs on sour dough toast. Gluten free options also available.

St Andrews Brewhouse - 41 St Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4TP

Tel: 01603 305995

Expresso Café

Open Monday – Saturday from 7:00am and Sunday from 9:00am, Expresso Café on St Georges Street serves a wide selection of breakfasts from freshly baked croissants and pastries to filled breakfast muffins, porridge, toast, bacon rolls and fresh fruit smoothies, to eat in or take away.

Expresso Café - 12 St Georges Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1BA

Tel: 01603 768881

The Unthank Arms

Serving delicious and hearty breakfasts and brunch dishes every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am.  From traditional full English breakfasts to smashed avocado on toast and pancakes. Booking is advisable.

The Unthank Arms - 149 Newmarket Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2DR

Tel: 01603 631557

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