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The Window

25 Wensum St, Norwich, England
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Ranked #4 of 643 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Window has become my go-to venue for fine coffee whenever I am working in Norwich. You simply won't find a better coffee experience anywhere in the city. Those who have downgraded this establishment because of size, lack of seating, poor choice of food etc, simply don't get it. What Hayley has created here is a little piece of time... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A one off experience without parallel. The coffee was wonderful, the cakes to die for, the atmosphere so pleasant. But the sheer smallness of the place is what makes it outstanding. It would be so wrong if the benches were more comfortable. Please, don't ever change it.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was visiting Shiki for lunch - so decided to finish off with a walk for some nice coffee and cake. This place is close to tomeland - but 5 mins walk heading away from the city. I don't like the chains. But there are plenty of good places in Norwich for great coffee from independent stores like this. The... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

went to the window after all the great reviews.. its a cute place but hardly any seats and poor choice of food. i may go back sometime though if in the area

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I think that the window is super special. Not only is the coffee amazing. There are lots of nice lovely things to look at in the cafe like daisy the dog! It is so cosy. And we made friends with a nice old guy who sat on the bench with us and it sounded like he went there for his... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was asked to meet a journalist at The Window to conduct an interview. I had been aware of Hayley, and the Window for some time ... and now somewhat displeased with myself for having not visited sooner. Hayley is a truly talented barista (that's number 1) ... and has a couple of great coffee blends (a big number 2)... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Exceptional coffee- I have had nothing like it elsewhere; beautiful pastries and other snacks. Yes it is tiny but that's its charm; you sit and chat and then go on your way to let more people in! A totally different coffee experience, a very special place.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is a beautiful quirky coffee house that's sells the most amazing fresh coffee!! It annoys me that the person below me has only given it 3 stars as it's so tiny.. she reviews everywhere as bad and knocks the score down.. even mcdonalds!! This place is defo a 5 star rating for coffee and service!!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a very special and world class independent cafe. Fantastic coffee, cake, savouries, and the warmest service from a great barista/proprietor. The cafe is small and increadible convivial. I always end up chatting with other customers. The coffee is brewed to perfection using a naked portafilter (no spouts, just a bottomless coffee basket) but not behind a bar as... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The coffee's great, the owner friendly, it's near to my office. Aside from the coffee, The Window also flogs tasty sweet and savoury snacks. For me, that's all i need.

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