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The White Lion Cafe

17a White Lion Street, Norwich, England
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Ranked #31 of 638 restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Leicester, UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Like other reviewers have said, DO NOT be put off by the inauspicious entrance to this terrific little family run café. Up a flight of stairs and you’re into a lovely airy and tasteful space filled with culinary delights. The first thing you notice are the legendary sausage rolls and they are legendary for a reason - have one even... More

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uk
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Average food.We had a couple of sandwiches served with salad(rocket with dressing). They don't served bog standard coca cola so we had to have an expensive alternative.Asked for crisps instead of salad with one of the sandwiches-not possible. Tables were very sticky as they must only get a cursory wipe after each customer. It was OK but that's all I... More

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

There sausage rolls are something else!! and the cakes are to die for Great value aswell Will be returning soon

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A few of the reviews mention that the White Lion beat their modest expectations; perhaps that is working against them now. We went there for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews. Two hot salads, two 250ml drinks. £17. To be fair the salads were great and the drinks were posher-than-average versions but it did leave us wondering how the prices... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a place to get a hot drink and a bite to eat and found The reviews for The White Lion Cafe on tripadvisor. I have to say all the positive reviews are right on the money. The quality of the food is outstanding, we sampled the amazing sausage roll and some of the various cakes. Everything... More

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Norwich
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had heard and read fantastic things about this place but on entering I was a little confused as to what was on offer. I had heard about English breakfasts but couldn't see any listed on any menu and in fact the menu on the wall didn't list very much at all. I would have loved some toast but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Have visited this cafe a number of times. Really lovely atmosphere. Great freshly prepared food. Support this great independent cafe. Well worth a visit. Not easy to survive in these tough economic times. Don't go to the usual dull chains, try the White Lion!! Well done guys.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This hidden gem is the perfect cafe. It has a great ambiance, and attentive, young staff. The food is absolutely fantastic and uses local ingredients, as well as being reasonably priced. It has the owners' personality stamped all over the place which adds to the experience. The coffee and cakes are absolutely spot-on, and the lunches absolutely spot on, with... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

An amazing fry up using top quality ingredients, bit more upmarket than your normal greasy spoon, a real gem in the city centre

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Rainham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There's a sign outside the cafe that reads something along the lines of: 'You have to go up a set of stairs, but it's worth it!' - and it really is. Inside there are cards wishing the cafe owners well setting up their own cafe, a little plaque that reads 'All Because Two People Met and Fell in Love' and,... More

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