Seven cafes with courtyards to soak up the sun in north Norfolk

The courtyard at the Shambles café, bar and bistro, North Walsham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The courtyard at the Shambles café, bar and bistro, North Walsham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

With the summer just around the corner, many people will be taking their coffee outdoors and where better to do it than in the courtyard of a north Norfolk coffee shop?

Here are a list of just seven of our great cafes with courtyards and other interesting outdoor spaces.

Café Kitale

Café Kitale in North Walsham has reopened following its closure during lockdown. Picture: Casey Coop

Café Kitale in the heart of North Walsham. - Credit: Casey Cooper-Fiske

Where? 4 St Nicholas Court, North Walsham, NR28 9BY

Opening hours: 9am to 3pm from Monday to Saturday

How much? £5 to £8 per meal

Situated in North Walsham town centre, this café offers a wide array of burgers, classic meals and breakfasts, while also serving coffees and homemade cakes.

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Byfords

Byfords on Shirehall Plain in Holt. Picture: Danielle Booden

Byfords on Shirehall Plain in Holt. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

Where? 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt NR25 6BG

Opening hours: 7.30am to 11pm from Monday to Sunday

How much? Around £20 for afternoon tea for one

A recognisable Holt landmark, this café offers a wide range of pastries and sandwiches with a quaint outdoor area offering the perfect place to rest after a walk around the town's wonderful independent shops. 

The Shambles

Shambles opened in Market Street, North Walsham, in 2018.

Shambles opened in Market Street, North Walsham, in 2018. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

 


Where? 6 Market Street, North Walsham NR28 9BZ

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm on Sundays

How much? £7 to £10 per meal

Located on Market Street in North Walsham, this family-run café offers pizzas, wraps and calzone served with hot, cold and even alcoholic beverages.

The courtyard at the Shambles café, bar and bistro, North Walsham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The courtyard at the Shambles café, bar and bistro, North Walsham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Diners can either opt to dine in view of the street or in its charming secluded courtyard. 

The Mulberry

Where? 44C Station Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RG

Opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm between Tuesday and Sunday

How much? £5 to £10 per meal

Located in the heart of Sheringham, this café is a popular breakfast haunt for north Norfolk folk, with a secretive alley way courtyard to soak up the sun in.

Doggie Diner


Where? Lime Tree Court, 16 Mount Street, Cromer NR27 9DB

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Sunday

How much? From £2 to £10 for dogs, around £5 for humans

Perfect for dog lovers, this café offers something for both humans and their four-legged friends, with a courtyard designed especially for dogs with artificial grass and drinks bowls.

Rocket House Café

The Rocket House Café and Lifeboat Museum at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Rocket House Café and Lifeboat Museum at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Where? The Gangway, Cromer NR27 9ET

Opening hours: 9am to 4pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm weekends

How much? Around £10 per meal

A great place to take a look over the Cromer coast with a coffee and a cake, this café is also available for hire for weddings and other functions.

Biddy's Kitchen

Biddy's on Market Place in Aylsham

Biddy's on Market Place in Aylsham - Credit: Danielle Booden


Where? 16 Market Place, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6EH

Opening hours: 9.30am to 5pm

How much? Afternoon tea from £6 to £15

This Aylsham favourite is famed for its loose-loaf teas and cakes, with a wonderful green courtyard next-door to Aylsham Parish Church.