Norwich as a city is a wonderful mix of the traditional and historic, and the bohemian and modern. Its cafe scene doesn’t stray far from that philosophy. There’s something for everyone here, from classic fried Full English breakfasts served up in Georgian manor houses, to vegan grub and expert small batch coffee roasters. Of course, for Bring The Pooch, the priority is always whether we can bring our dogs along. So, without further ado, here’s our favourite dog friendly cafes in Norwich. Happy caffeinating, dog pals!
Driven by a greater sense of purpose and by community values, Cafe Britannia serves as a rehabilitation centre for ex-convicts and prisoners who are looking to get back on their feet. Its ethos and desire to help the less fortunate in society is what made us fall in love with the place, but the food and coffee doesn’t hurt either! To top it off, it sits in the Britannia Barracks which have truly amazing views and picturesque scenery surrounding it. Perfect for a post-dog walk pitstop.
An amazing little non-profit cafe, where as much of its money as possible is channeled into the St Thomas Norwich Trust. The Trust helps individuals and groups effected by debt, poverty, crime, addiction and more through a social action and outreach programme, meaning every coffee you drink here goes far beyond just giving you a nice warm beverage. It doesn’t hurt that the coffee is fantastic, and the service we received here was among some of the loveliest in Norwich.
A short walk from the lovely Chapelfield Gardens (which is a great spot to walk the dog), The Assembly House is a really stunning Georgian Manor House offering an array of wonderful teatime treats. We highly recommend going for one of their themed afternoon teas. For fans of classic literature, the Alice in Wonderland tea party, modelled on that put together by the Mad Hatter is a must. You’ve got some good vegan options here too, which is fab.
A really lovely and welcoming space on St Giles Street. You can grab a stellar breakfast here (the bacon rolls are a favourite among locals), but plenty of cakes and buns for those with a sweet tooth. Its central location makes it ideal for exploring the city of Norwich with your dog. The prices are fantastic here too, meaning you can pop along for a midday cake after your bacon sarnie breakfast… and maybe another cheeky slice at tea time too!
There are plenty more dog friendly cafes in Norwich, and this ‘best of’ list is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look around Bring The Pooch to find more great places to grab a tea or coffee with your dog in Norwich, and if you have any suggestions for dog friendly cafes around Norwich, just pop us a comment below.