The Best Brunches in Norwich

8 September 2023

The Best Brunches in Norwich

We all love a good brunch, right? There’s not much better than waking up one weekend and having a nice little lie in, before indulging in some fabulous food. Whether you go for a bit of a boozy brunch to start off a brilliant day with friends, or a more family-friendly alternative, there are plenty of options in Norwich. Here’s our recommendations for the best brunches in the city!

And if you’re looking for even more suggestions on where to head, whether that’s brunch, lunch, dinner, or even a light snack, visit our Eat & Drink page for plenty more ideas!

1. The Waffle House, St Giles

Known as one of the best spots in Norwich for some delicious desserts, as well as scrumptious savoury waffles, The Waffle House is also a great option for brunch food. They have a dedicated section on their menu for it, after all!

With wholesome, free-range, and organic produce, you’ll certainly walk out with a happy stomach. Their breakfast/brunch menu includes classics such as smoked salmon and eggs, as well as some sweeter options, like the dark belgian chocolate & honeycomb mousse (which has been on the menu since they began in 1978!) Plus, it’s available all day!

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The Waffle Housetea and waffles

The Waffle House is a perfect destination in Norwich for a wonderful brunch.

2. Cosy Club, London Street

Cosy Club is one of our top suggestions for a good brunch out with friends. Its home in the restored National Provincial Bank means there’s plenty of space and larger tables to accommodate groups. Plus, it’s gorgeous to look around (Look up to the original glass domed ceiling for that wow-factor).

Their menu is full of choice, including entire menus for delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! So, if you struggle to find any of those that suit you, the Cosy Club is sure to have something to tuck into!

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Breakfast food at The Cosy Club

Enjoy a sumptous English breakfast at The Cosy Club.

3. The Ivy, London Street

If you fancy another picturesque setting for your brunch, The Ivy is a must-visit. Here, you can enjoy a weekend brunch menu between 11am – 3:45pm on Saturdays and Sundays, all while enjoying the ambiance of this fantastically decorated restaurant. It all makes it a great spot for a good brunch. The menu contains a huge variety of food, from sweet to savoury delights. What will you go for?

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The Ivy Norwich

The Ivy Norwich is a fabulous setting for a sophisticated brunch.

4. Saporita, St Andrews Hill

One of the reasons brunch is so great is because you can eat whatever you like! Both breakfast and lunch foods are included, so if you fancy something a bit more filling, why not head to Saporita for some fresh and hunger-busting pizza.

Or you could go for something a bit more special and treat yourself to a taglieri – that’s a grazing board to you and me. You can get the classic, with a selection of Italian meat, cheese, olives, focaccia and more or the vegetarian option which swaps out the meat for grilled vegetables. And it’s only £13.90 per person!

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5. Yalm, The Royal Arcade

When you’re looking for anything food & drink related in the City of Stories, you can bet everything you have that Yalm will fit the bill. We’re not complaining, it’s always an amazing visit, one you’ll find yourself doing again, and again… and, again, just for good measure.

Here at Yalm, you can tuck into some of the delights ‘Toast’ have got waiting for you. From entire sections of eggs, toast, brunch bowls, and guilty extras, there’s a huge range of choice here. The best bit? Not everyone you’re with needs to agree on what to have! Here, simply find your table, scan the QR code, and get ordering from whatever kitchen you like. It doesn’t have to be from the same kitchen, or even be ordered at the same time, it’s just as convenient as it is scrumptious.

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Yalm is a great option, no matter when you go!

6. Café 33, Exchange Street / Chapelfield Gardens

Café 33 is a favourite haunt in Norwich for those who love their breakfasts and homemade cake. Relaxed and welcoming, Café 33 is brilliant for both families and friends. The only problem is being tempted by everything on the menu!

Perhaps you’ll want to go for a nice big breakfast with sausage, bacon, mushrooms and more, or something a little more exotic like the Mexican breakfast with chorizo and guacamole? Either way, we’re sure you’ll leave with your hunger sated.

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7. Christophe’s Crêpes, Pottergate

Crêpe’s aren’t just for dessert – which you’ll soon discover on a visit to Christophe’s Crêpes. Of course, we won’t judge you going for a sweet option for brunch, but there’s a host of savoury options too. You can even grab a slice of crêpe cheesecake, which is as good as it sounds. Picture lots and lots of crêpes stacked on top of one another…

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Serving up at Christophe's Crepes

Got a sweet tooth? Get your mid-morning fill from Christophe’s Crepes.

8. The Assembly House – Beforenoon Tea

You’ve heard of their award-winning Afternoon Tea, but did you know you can start the day off with an Assembly House Beforenoon Tea. Three tiers of breakfast treats including, fresh pastries, a breakfast shot (not the boozy kind!) full of granola, yoghurt and fruit compote, and a warm Assembly House sausage roll. That’s not all though, take a look at the full menu for all the delicious details. Served from Monday- Sunday between 9am -11am £27.95pp

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Beforenoon Tea at The Assembly House Norwich

And that’s just a few of the brunch options at your disposal! Want to discover more fabulous food and drink in Norwich? Check out our Eat & Drink page, or our Restaurants in Norwich listings to get some inspiration.