Buffalo Coffee Brewers

Giles Hayward-Smith is originally from Norfolk and returned home in 2020 initially managing the Strangers site at All Saints. Having worked in the coffee industry for 11 years in London and Norwich he decided to open Buffalo Coffee Brewers in the Norwich Lanes. Serving Square Mile coffee on espresso and filter with changing guest coffees, …

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J.C. Pinto

Formed by a trio of tenured Norwich hospitality professionals to breathe life into a beautiful historic building in the lanes. Established since Summer of 2022 the menu features inspiration from both worldly and local dining. Visit them Wednesday through Sunday for a delicious breakfast and a barista coffee, or for delightful cocktails and tasty lunch …

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Loaf Mircobakery

Loaf Microbakery offers breads produced by hand, using an ancient method combining organic and regenerative grains. Pick up a loaf for a slow weekend or take some time to enjoy an oat flat white and a bun in their welcoming space. All freshly baked goodies are plant-based, and they are proud to be working collectively …

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St Giles Pantry

St Giles Pantry is an independent, neighbourhood pantry store for The Norwich lanes, offering seasonal and artisan food and drink. Fresh and specially sourced only from local producers and suppliers. Everything in this charming shop comes from within a 40-mile radius of Norwich and the producers have all been personally selected by the Pantry owner, …

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Orange shop front of Expresso cafe in Norwich


Whether you need a quick caffeine ‘fix’, a taste of home-made goodness, somewhere to chat, work, meet friends or while away a bit of time – you’re always welcome at Expresso, a long-established, favourite independent Norwich cafe. Usually open seven days a week, with free wi-fi, Expresso prides itself on great flavours and fast, friendly, …

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Sahara Cafe & Patisserie

Sahara is a North African-style coffee shop specialising in Sahara mint tea, Arabic coffee, traditional French patisserie and North African dishes such as vegetable tagine, chakchouka, cous-cous and hummus. Alongside classic salads, paninis, wraps, and breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict, there really is something for everyone at Sahara. Many dishes are vegetarian, with a …

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Christophes Crepes

Starting life as a food stall in 2011, Cristophes Crepes opened their doors in the Norwich lanes in 2020 with a passion for supporting local and free range producers, including Ronaldo ice cream and Strangers coffee. Their moto, Pancakes are for life not just shove Tuesday!

The Bicycle Shop

The Bicycle Shop has sat comfortably on St Benedicts Street since 2009. Spread over three handsome floors, and now outside, there’s always somewhere to suit your mood. The basement Handle Bar is the perfect place to graze and sip, share a dusty wine or indulge in the beautiful absinthe fountain. Look out for poetry, open …

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The Café Club

The Café Club is an independent coffee and sandwich bar with a focus on local, seasonal and ethically sourced produce, offering eat in, take away and catering services. Founded in 2016 on the corner of King Street and Rose Lane, The Café Club expanded to its St Andrews Hill location in May 2022.


Figbar is a modern meeting place, where pre-theatre pick-me-ups shine and first dates don’t have to end. It’s a place to eat, drink, and socialize after that relaxing sigh with the first bite of exactly what you’ve been craving. Figbar aim to amplify your sweet tooth and bring dessert into focus. Their menu is designed and …

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