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“Prison cafe.....who knew????”
Review of Cafe Britannia

Cafe Britannia
Ranked #21 of 829 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Based at the former Britannia Barracks and with spectacular views over Norwich, Cafe Britannia opened its doors to the public in January 2014. Our slogan taste rules, symbolises our delicious freshly cooked meals. As a social enterprise, we strive to not only put our profits back into community projects but we actively source a large proportion of our products from local Norfolk suppliers and from our own prison gardens. We are open 7 days a week with a dedicated breakfast menu served till 11:30,daytime menu including main lunches, light bites and afternoon tea, and an evening bistro menu which includes daytime favourites plus some teatime specials. Our main menu includes amongst other things gourmet burgers, fish & chips, ploughman's and omelettes. Plus an array of beautiful cakes, speciality scones, sausage rolls and Vintage afternoon tea. The cafe is staffed by category D low risk prisoners, many of whom have limited catering experience but all have volunteered to learn new skills, improve their lives and make a fresh start. The team all work incredibly hard to make the project a success and their commitment has shown, as Cafe Britannia has fast become one of the busiest cafes/restaurants in Norwich. All profits generated from the cafe are donated to community projects, including customer tips which are donated to Victim Support. To date, over £5,000 in tips have been donated to Victim Support.
Harleston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Prison cafe.....who knew????”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went here today and the place was heaving with hungry guests. Never eaten at a prison so was slightly dubious, however a packed cafe can't be wrong. The prices are incredibly reasonable, decent burger meal for two people with two drinks...only £15. Portions are generous too. Apparently the staff are mostly coming to the end of their sentences and I think this is a great step forward to the outside world for them. They must be commended for they were all pleasant and friendly and would wish them well for the future. A must visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Lbarnard1893462
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“Rule Brittania”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

What a wonderful experience. I had a warm baguette with chicken and mozzarella and it was served quickly and was very tasty. The carrot cake was divine and the views are superb. the cafe itself is lovely and if I lived closer would definitely be somewhere I would visit frequently.Don't miss this gem on any visit to the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank nogbad666
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“Amazing food, very pretty cafe, friendly, pleasant and helpful staff.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Visited café with some friends for a catch up. The staff were welcoming helpful and friendly.

The lunch was off a very high standard and well presented. Great value for money.

Is very comfortable, spacious, light café. With fabulous views of Norwich.

Thank you, Café Britannia for a excellent experience and meal. Will see you again soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jacqui B
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“Best Cafe in Norwich”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

I can't praise the great food and friendly staff at Cafe Britannia enough. I first went to the Cafe with my friends, The decor is brilliant and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I now return on a regular basis for business meetings, lunch with the girls and family meals. I've never had a bad meal and the food is reasonably priced. 5* all round. Well done Cafe Britannia !!!

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“Superb value, pretty cafe, fantastic concept”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Visited this cafe for the first time today and absolutely loved it. Was surprised how big it is - loads of tables inside and plenty on the terrace with great views of Norwich. Very pretty decor, good menu and superb value. Our sandwiches were tasty and very generous. We loved the very classy touch of donations to Victim Support in lieu of tips. Well done to everyone involved.

Thank Devvers
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