Omni Search’s Top Picks for Norwich Coffee Shops
We love our fine city. Norwich is perfectly sized, safe and has everything we need. As a little thank you to those places where we pass our time and frequent often, we decided to write a small guide to Norwich to highlight our favourite places. This guide is for those who work from home, are self-employed or studying. We want to help you find spaces to work or study in Norwich that you may not have thought of. These spaces are warm, friendly and some of them have great food and drink too. Bonus!
Read on to find our recommendations.
Our Favourite Workspaces – Norwich Coffee Shops:
The Forum – The Forum library is great because it’s quiet and everybody is there to work or learn so there are very few distractions. The books are brilliant to read on a break, or even to help you find more information on a topic you’re studying. Lots of work space from private tables, to shared desks and comfortable chairs to work in. The entire roof is made from glass which means the space is light and airy too.
The Playhouse – Probably our most frequented work space. They boast free internet, a huge selection of teas and the best rocky road cakes in the whole of Norwich (in our humble opinion). Nice outside area for working in the sun on brighter days and very friendly staff. You will never be the only one working in here.
The Sainsbury Centre – Quiet, light and inspiring. A great place to go with minimal distractions as it’s a little out of the city, but on the UEA campus so perfect if you’re a student. Looking out onto the sculpture lawn, the “Modern Life Café” is a lovely place to work and uses fresh, seasonal produce when you’re feeling peckish from all your hard work.
North Bar – Frank’s Bars brother. Great coffee and food from light bites to bigger dishes and very friendly staff. Free internet and lots of tables to work at. Lovely outside courtyard area when the sun is shining.
Platform 12 – Lots of tables, good lunch options and a piano if you start to feel a little jazzy. On St Benedict’s so enough out of the city centre that you won’t be distracted. Lots of tables and sofas to sit and work on. Amazing cakes from Milk and Moss.
House Café – The best fish finger sandwiches in Norwich hands down. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Cosy sofa area if you can get in there early enough.
Top Spots for Coffee with a Client in Norwich:
Strangers Coffee – Great little outdoor area out front to sit, chat and people watch. City centre location and great coffee that is roasted in Norwich by Strangers themselves. Daily, they offer about 5 different types of coffee from around the world. Talk about spoilt for choice.
Gosling and Guzman – After opening their new upstairs space, Gosling & Guzman is the perfect coffee spot. As well as being super Instagram friendly, their range of sweet baked goods are delicious. Co-owner Hayley Gosling is an award winning Barista and was the highest placed female in the UK Barista championships in 2011. Pretty damn good.
Bread Source – Light, bright and a big workbench area perfect for spreading your work out as you tuck into some breakfast when you’re working in the morning. Brain fuel comes in the form of coffee and baked goods such as apricot pastries (yes please).
No.33 café – Great breakfasts, so ideal for early morning meetings. Get here early though, it’s always full of people because it’s so good!
Figbar – A new restaurant on the scene, but with a twist; Figbar only serve desserts! They go perfectly with a hot drink for a lunch time or evening meeting. A small but perfectly utilised space, with bench style seating area.