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25 Wensum St, Norwich, England
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Perfect!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Lauren C
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've occasionally visited The Window when I'm in the area as the coffee has always been excellent. This time I was served by a different girl and the coffee was fairly ordinary... rather disappointing!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whilst there is limited room to sit, it makes up with in ambience and friendliness. The coffee is excellent, lovely pastries and home made cakes. It's a wonderful little oasis amongst a plethora of local coffee shops. Hayley, the owner is passionate and knowledgable about coffee and always has a smile and cheery conversation. Frequented by locals, it is a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love The Window and its owner, Hayley. Really sweet place, amazing coffee and cakes and well worth a trip to one of the more interesting roads in Norwich.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
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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