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25 Wensum St, Norwich, England
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Outstanding

A lot of these reviews say that the Window does the best coffee in Norwich. That is certainly true, but on many levels, it doesn't do the place justice. Firstly, there really is nowhere in Norwich offering coffee that comes close to this. Secondly, the Window is a unique experience that goes beyond... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2012
Mark_McLochness
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A lot of these reviews say that the Window does the best coffee in Norwich. That is certainly true, but on many levels, it doesn't do the place justice. Firstly, there really is nowhere in Norwich offering coffee that comes close to this. Secondly, the Window is a unique experience that goes beyond the delicious food and outstanding coffee. It... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This charming place is all about the coffee and the atmosphere. Hayley is so passionate about serving quality coffee her enthusiasm and passion is infectious. The coffee shop has a menu of Single Origins which are regularly changed, but the Unique House Blend is out of this world. Fresh pastries are delivered each morning, handmade and totally compliment the coffee.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I often pop into the window and find it offers consistantly the best coffee in norwich. The coffee in the window is how coffee should be. Also the friendliest atmosphere. The pastries are delicious, it is amazing how many varieties are on offer from such a small space. Very much enjoying the anzac biscuits...very generously sized! Had a pumpkin and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a really great place for coffee. I stopped on a whim as with a long day ahead and the end of a cold to contend with, I figured I could do with something special to start the day. I wasn't disappointed and have just enjoyed one of the nicest cups of coffee for a very long while. Lovely... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It is waht it is, its not a restaurant, its a tiny tiny place with seating on ledges for a few friendly types. It does serve great coffee. I beleive the best in Norwich.

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norwich
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I'd decided to try The Window (& The Tea House) as the 2 best "restaurants" in Norwich. Unfortunately the contrast couldn't have been much greater. Whilst the coffee here was excellent, the food offering was really limited and disappointing... slightly more worrying, given the confined space, was the presence of the owners dog.

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LadybirdNorwich, Owner at The Window, responded to this review

thank you for visiting, sorry to hear we couldn't offer you more in the way of food; the shop is small so there is a limited amount of consumables i can serve having no kitchen (all food is made off site, therefore dogs are allowed) I specialise in great coffee, wonderful to hear you thought it excellent! Daisy the dog... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This really is the best coffee in Norwich, quality is consistently excellent and a cut above the other coffee places in Norwich. The owner Hayley is friendly and welcoming to every customer old or new, and everyone who stays for a drink ends up joining in the conversation. A wide variety of cakes and pastries are delivered every day by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

While staying in Norwich last weekend, I ventured out to find something a bit nicer than the hotel's instant coffee and found this magical place. Served by a very knowledgeable barista, I was given a lovely strong coffee which kickstarted my morning. I strongly believe that gems like this coffee shop deserve more awareness and custom, which is why I... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I've only been here twice and both times I have taken coffee away, one day I hope I'll be able to sit get a seat and enjoy a chat with the very friendly owner. Certainly the best coffee that I've found in Norfolk so far, just go!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

amazing coffee served by an amazing friend in an amazing (small but perfectly formed) shop. well worth visiting...and definitely worth trying every single pastry on offer! ps it would be good to see a 'coffee shop' section on this site.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?