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House Cafe

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Bakery, Cambodian, British
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52 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place used to be great so I was gutted to see the change. Hash browns? No, frozen precut chips. Free range eggs? Ha! The staff see it as some school hang out and I was surprised to hear that it was management! They seem to care more about pleasing the kids at cash converters then genuine... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Bundenburg
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place used to be great so I was gutted to see the change. Hash browns? No, frozen precut chips. Free range eggs? Ha! The staff see it as some school hang out and I was surprised to hear that it was management! They seem to care more about pleasing the kids at cash converters then genuine customers. Like I... More 

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Norwich
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

...however I went for tea and cake and the choice of cakes available were very limited. Perhaps during the week the selection is larger, it seemed to me that being a Sunday maybe they had wound down on their selection, there were at least two empty cake containers on the counter so maybe during the week they offer more. The... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

First visit today to House Cafe in Norwich. Wow what a breakfast! Spent 30 years in the Police Service and have been to hundreds of cafes around the UK and this has to rate as one of the best, if not the very best fry up I've had. Fantastic chipolata sausages and bacon, plus eggs, beans, toms, hash browns and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I popped in for lunch but unfortunately will never know if the food is any good. I was the only customer at the counter but was completely ignored by the 3 staff members. One was serving tables so fair enough, but the other two were too busy playing with their phones to bother to take my order or even acknowledge... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The atmosphere of this place is really nice - full of sofas, shelves of books... The service is very good, and the food as well!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We recently hired the cafe to host our daughter's 7th birthday party - excellent choice! The cafe was easily able to accomodate 20+ excited little girls, with ample space for party games. The children were served a traditional party tea which went down a treat, particularly the delicious cakes. The owner was a pleasure to deal with from start to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very friendly atmosphere, butchers sausages and homemade bread. I can't recommend enough on a Sunday morning with a hangover

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Great Yarmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Order the eggs benidict! Amazing. I love the crispy bacon and the chibatta with ooodlez of butter on it. Portion size is huge! Lovely staff

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Consistently great food, the chef is excellent and the portions are good and food always tasty. Great selection of teas and beverages. Yes it is a little bit quirky and jumbled but it makes a great laid back and characterful alternative to the bland, chemical, commercial eateries. It has soul and if you're uptight about having to have matching teacups... More 

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Norfolk UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Miserable, grumpy staff. Dirty tables and awful food. You can find much better close by and you won't pay as much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Cambodian, British

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