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The Window

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25 Wensum street, Norwich, England
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Today
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch
Description: This cafe is no longer open. The Window is now a travelling coffee shop!

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great coffee, nice vibe.

The window is a busy little place which serves great cafe and has a lovely community feel. Strangers share tiny benches and strike up conversations!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The window is a busy little place which serves great cafe and has a lovely community feel. Strangers share tiny benches and strike up conversations!

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Norfolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Love this place, excellent coffee, such a sweet place to chill out in. The cakes are rather special too.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have visited this place on a couple of occasions and found it to be pleasant enough, but, whilst friendly when open, the owners have a terribly complacent attitude to customers in general. I walked out of my way to get here n a Thursday lunchtime only to find it closed - no warnings or signage. Other people have told... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I'm not sure why this is so high in Trip Advisor. I imagine a bit of crowdsourcing of reviews from friends. The coffee and cakes are very nice - granted. The lady who runs it is very friendly too! I imagine it's great if you are on your own and fancy a chat with someone, but it's certainly not suitable... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Delicious coffee, expertly made, great atmos, highly recommend a visit, Norwich is great for independent coffee shops, thankyou for the great welcome 😃

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Superb coffee made in a warm and friendly little coffee shop. My first visit with many more to follow.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited The Window on the strength of the reviews on this site and I have to confess I'm confused. Maybe I chose a bad day... it's cramped and very hot inside so I opted for a take out. Service was slow and there was no apology for the delay. The coffee itself was fine - but, again, nothing special.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to keep this review super simple, straightforward and easy as I feel it reflects my relationship with The Window. I walk in, I exchange money for coffee and light conversation and then I'm on my way. Two words: Aero Press My review: exceptional

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The tiny Window proves there's treats beyond the coffee chain giants. Comfortable bench seating around Is intimate so customers naturally talk to one another. Staff are friendly, helpful guides around the coffee menu and had an upbeat energy. I recommend the Kenyan coffee and the granola bar was nutty and chewy. My change went straight in the Karma Box!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This tiny coffee shop is a jewell that displays the art of distilling all the important things in life

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Additional Information about The Window

Address: 25 Wensum street, Norwich, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Wensum street, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

This cafe is no longer open. The Window is now a travelling coffee shop!
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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