7 great places to get a cracking cup of coffee in Norfolk

Coffee from The Little Red Roaster.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Coffee from The Little Red Roaster. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

In search of the perfect cup of coffee in Norfolk? Why not try one of these great places...

Strangers Coffee Company's coffee shop and roasting house on Dove Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adam

Strangers Coffee Company's coffee shop and roasting house on Dove Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Strangers Coffee was established in 2009 by Alex Sergeant and Sam Maddocks and quickly became one of the most popular coffee spots in the city. With a cafe on Pottergate and a roastery in Dove Street, there are two great places to go to get yourself a fix of their speciality beans from Ethopia, Guatemala and the Congo. If the quality coffee isn't enough to lure you in, it may interest you to know that illusionist Derren Brown once told The Guardian that Strangers is his favourite coffee house

The Black Apollo, Holt


Opened in Holt in the summer of 2014, and situated on the bustling high street, this business serves artisan cakes and light lunches, as well as coffee roasted by the Norfolk Coffee Co. Owned by Steve Perrett, the Norfolk Coffee Co has its own micro roastery in Holt, which provides a selection of single-origin beans for filter coffee and two espresso blends.

Little Red Roaster, Norwich

Little Red Roaster owner, Darren Groom.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Little Red Roaster owner, Darren Groom. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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This company is making a name for itself among Norwich's independent businesses for being consistent when it comes to making a good cup of coffee. With three coffee shops in the city (one on Grove Road, one on St Andrews Hill and the other a stall on Norwich Market), you're bound to always be close to a coffee stop when you're in the area.

Artemis Coffee Shop, Cley Next the Sea


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Various reviewers on TripAdvisor have proclaimed the coffee at Artemis to be 'excellent', so why not go and try it for yourself to find out if they're right. Set on the marshes in Cley, with spectacular views, this coffee shop serves coffee locally roasted by Grey Seal Coffee in Glandford and their philosophy is that they will make your drink however you like it: extra hot, skinny, decaf, soya milk. You want it, all you have to do is ask.

Gosling and Guzman, Norwich

Gosling and Guzman, Charing Cross, Norwich.

Gosling and Guzman, Charing Cross, Norwich. - Credit: Archant

Whether you're a fan of hot or iced coffee, Gosling and Guzman is a great place to go for a caffeine fix. Located at 16 Charing Cross, this little coffee shop next to The Mash Tun serves some of the prettiest drinks in the city and the sweet treats on display don't look half bad either.

Number 14, Wroxham


This coffee house and sandwich bar is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Wroxham and is family-run. After a full refurbishment in 2014, the coffee house opened and has been incredibly passionate about coffee from the get-go. After careful deliberation the owners decided to use smooth, organic beans from Columbia, Java and Honduras, and the unique blend they serve is termed triple certified, as it meets rigorous Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance and Soil Association Standards. Pop in here for a latte or cappuccino before heading out on a boat trip on the Broads.

Carrello's on the Meadow, Norwich

Originally starting as a coffee-van, Carrello's (which was outside Debenhams department store in the city); then owner and barista, Brian Wells opened his first coffee shop last April at Castle Meadow. Mr Wells likes to keep things at the shop very simple, with good prices and quality drinks. Visit this place on your lunch break for a great cup of coffee and enjoy stunning views of the castle.

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