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The White Lion Cafe

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17a White Lion Street, Norwich, England
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 94
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Gluten free cakes yummy!

Overjoyed to find warm welcome and gluten free menu. Great value and plenty of choice for us wheat free folks. Very fussy about my coffee and theirs passed the test! Looking forward to returning and telling friends/family who also long for gluten free food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2013
Bev D D
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Overjoyed to find warm welcome and gluten free menu. Great value and plenty of choice for us wheat free folks. Very fussy about my coffee and theirs passed the test! Looking forward to returning and telling friends/family who also long for gluten free food.

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

In my summer campaign to coffee and lunch at individual outlets that are not multi nationals I went for lunch at The White Lion Cafe. The only negative to this cafe is its upstairs location. I am sure many punters have walked past the street boards and not made the effort to enter. It was a treat to come here... More 

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Norwich England
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17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Sausage roll, home made beans, salad, red onion marmalade, what a joy. Steaming coffee. My wife had Welsh tare bit, She loved it all, with a complex taste sensation of ale, mustard and cheese, yumm yumm. Steve and Georgia it was another great lunch, glad to see your business growing. The oranges almond cake for afters was sublime…

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East Anglia,England
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79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a excellent lunch,freshly prepared and cooked and used local produce. The large sliced sausage rolls-the best ever.... Friendly staff ,and lots of room,as it is upstairs above shops. When visiting -do not miss this cafe/resturant,good value for good food.

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Brilliant – all the comments online centre on the sausage rolls and they are lovely. They have a great meat to pastry ratio (heavily tipped towards meat) and the flavour is delicious and at £1.90 the price is cheap. I squeezed one in with another meal (sweetcorn rostis) and wasn’t hungry for the rest of the day. There isn’t a... More 

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is one of my most favourite places to eat in Norwich city centre, truly a hidden gem! Tucked away between the market and the Castle, off Back of the Inns, and up enough stairs to give you an appetite, you will find delicious, freshly prepared & cooked imaginative food with local ingredients, a bright, attractive and airy space, friendly... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been visiting THE WHITE LION CAFE for over a year now and it is always the best in Norwich, the hot chocolate is to die for, and the food is excellent , we always recommend to friends and family. we love the family run business , well done and may you continue to keep up the excellent work... More 

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Norwich England
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58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Don't go past this fabulous place.Staff professional yet friendly. Very fresh home cooked meals and amazing cakes. THE BEST gluten free carrot cake EVER...and (fresh and toasted) gluten free sandwiches too! Add good coffee, mixture of tables and more relaxing chairs -attractively grouped with fresh flowers. I so wish I could have eaten the chocolate cake with chocolate icing and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

overall a lovely cafe, with so much passion in their food and in the employees! the brownies are to die for, as well as the other food we had. Must come again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Wouldn't have spotted it from the outside (we only knew about it from searching on trip advisor). Really lovely inside, fresh flowers on every table. Sausage rolls were ten out of ten, real quality meat inside. Lemon drizzle cake was lovely. We liked that the kitchen area was part of the cafe so we could see the food being prepared.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17a White Lion Street, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?