There is nothing better than meeting friends for afternoon tea. Have a break from work, rest your legs from shopping, or make it into a special occasion.
There are many places that offer afternoon tea in Norwich - here are some of our clients:
This lovely little cafe is down a little side-street in the Norwich Lanes. Look for the Bridewell Museum and Bridewell Alley and you will find the cafe just a few steps up the lane.
Mustard Cafe is open all day, and delivers sandwiches locally. They roast their own coffee and have a range of delicious freshly made cakes. The cakes are made on the premises and the biggest problem, if you are a cake lover, is to choose which one to go for - every day there is a different selection.
The cafe is relaxed, with a communal table, as well as individual tables, local art on the wall, and pens and paper on the table for anyone who fancies a doodle. The coffee and tea is very reasonably priced.
"Great tasting coffee and interesting surroundings/ atmosphere. Gluten free cakes a bonus" is the feedback from one of their reviews. You can read the rest here.
The Maids Head Hotel is always available for afternoon tea, sitting in their comfortable lounge or in their restaurant - whether you just want a cup of tea and a biscuit or the full works, this is the place to go for a little luxury and comfort.
The Maids Head are currently (July 2014) offering these specialist afternoon teas:
Indulgent Afternoon Tea:
Unlimited sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas. £9.95 per person
Pimms Afternoon Tea:
Unlimited sandwiches, cakes, scones, teas and coffee, plus a large Pimms and Strawberries and cream. £13.95 per person.
If you want to escape to the countryside for the afternoon, then a short hop in the car will take you to Caistor Hall Hotel.
Take your choice of the Classic Afternoon Tea or Champagne Afternoon Tea.
Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes, strawberries, champagne, tea or coffee.
Sit in the sun in the summer on their beautiful terrace, admiring the well-kept gardens, or enjoy the cosy log fire in the winter.
If you fancy a walk to wear off the cakes, you can stroll around the hotel grounds, or the Roman remains of Caistor St Edmund are just down the road. There is a walk around the fields and the old Roman town, or cross the road and do a circular walk up the hill and back down through the fields.
If you happen to be in the Plumstead Road area of Norwich, then have a look at A Little Coffee and Cake. This bijou cafe serves amazing coffee and freshly made cakes.
If you don't fancy afternoon tea, but just want to sit by the river, with a cool drink in your hand, then pop into the Ribs of Beef pub by Fye Bridge and lounge on their terrace overlooking the river. This one really is a hidden gem - you will need to go downstairs to get to the terrace.
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