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Cafe, International, British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

I have been trying loads of different places for lunch and this one tops it all. The selection of hand made sandwiches which I have had to keep coming back to try different ones and I have not been disappointed at all! Best hot chocolate...I have had aswell so highly recommend that. Best selection of handmade dessert which I highly recommend aswell. The price I think is a good price for what you get. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Surly charmless service again… lukewarm takeaway hot chocolate. On a previous occasion I bought a mozzarella and tomato roll which contained no tomato. The server very resentfully fished one measly slice of tomato out of another roll and dumped it on my plate. I won’t...be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Genuinely the best food we could have ever imagined for our wedding !! The team were absolutely amazing, and we could not have wished for better help than Roland, Helen and Co. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Lovely food and coffee but I think two of the girls working there ate wasps for breakfast. Would it really hurt just to smile when you serve customers? Come on, give it a go. Couple of the birds are a bit chirpier, but the other...two should learn from them how to have a better outlook on life.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023

I used to frequent this cafe some years ago, but as I was near the area on this day & needed coffee & food after a tough meeting, thought I’d go in. As they still do, all the food items are in a cabinet at...the front, tricky to read the descriptions of most. I was immediately asked,” what can I get you”, which seemed odd when I’d barely had time to look. I ordered a coffee & small roll, coffee was good, roll not so. By the time I got home an hour later, needed lunch at home! It’s also not very accessible, space & seating wise, so won’t return.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Go from time to time to catch up over coffee - usually end up with a pastry or fruit and yoghurt bowl too! staff super friendly, coffee very good and service swift - loyalty cards too!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2021

Just want to thank you yet again for your professionalism.Not only did you step in just a couple of months before but everything about the way your staff worked the amazing food that so many people (120) comment on as the best food they had...ever had at a wedding and the timing was perfection even with the huge numbers of people and distractions.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Food and drink was ok, but service is so so slow, not somewhere or go of your area in a rush. Also surprised at lack of mask wearing by staff serving food and customers queueing, considering rates of covid are on the rise.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

We always call in here when in Norwich. It wasn’t great today. They we were busy but sufficient attention wasn’t paid to social distancing (table too close to the bar table in the window) Also take our customers were allowed to queue inside at the...bar. We’ve seen better systems elsewhere. We had a chilli with rice (I tasted my husband’s portion and it was okay - nothing special). My macaroni cheese was disappointing. It had obviously been made before and reheated. All the sauce was absorbed into the pasta which resulted in a claggy mess. There was no baked cheese topping. The whole thing was completely bland - macaroni cheese should taste of - cheese! I left most of it. I did say ‘excuse me’ to tell a member of staff as she rushed passed. She didn’t answer, which is why my comments are in this review. Finally, they use plastic cups. Not good for the environment and now restaurants are open indoors there is no excuse.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021

This is my local cafe and the staff are always friendly and accommodating . sometimes when I go and what I usually have is not available they ring upstairs to the kitchen and it arrives quite quickly.. All the regulars are still attending but we...have to sit outside due to Covid 19. well worth a visit ...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

When I am in Norwich, this is my MUST go cafe. So much so that it has become my daily haunt when I'm there. It has really improved so much over the last few years and it's now not just a great place for coffee...(it is !!) but the food offerings are as tasty and as good as you'll find anywhere. Ceri, Lucas and Roland (the owner) are fabulous. Attentive and sometimes mind readers being able to anticipate my requests!! Coffee is great. Truly great. Never burnt. Food, as I have said, is fresh and just the best and as varied as I have had in any cafe. Their vegetarian selection is varied and amazingly tasty! Cakes too........ Enough said. The best advice I can give is to try it. .More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

I run a local social site Norwich Social Adventure and we have used Expresso a lot for meet up coffees and breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful with quick service, the coffee is very good and the food is nice. I have used...them privately for lunch and really like the chilli con carne when they do it. Keep up the good work and all my members give Expresso the thumbs up..More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

I often call in here for breakfast. It's a quirky (in a good way) place and a bit shabby chic, with good coffee and toasted breakfast muffins. Nice to sit by the window watching the world pass by.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Expressing is a very peaceful place to have a coffee and a sandwich whilst chatting to friends or working on your laptop. Friendly service and fine coffee.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

I have passed this many times. So early for a meeting, I dropped in for 'breakfast'. Only eats on offer were a variety of sad looking muffins. Yet on the window it says Paninis, Sandwiches, Cakes, Soups, Catering. Just a few muffins with different fillings....Did they toast them? How much were they? Then a long queue. How long does it take to do a few coffees? Look at how fast Pret can deal with a queue. First visit here... and last...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Expresso Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4