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“Barista style coffee served as it should be.”

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Visitor Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Delicious, reasonably priced food, stunning building, breathtaking views out over the marshes to the sea with fabulous bird watching even from your table. Fantastic for families.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

A lovely little cafe we enjoy visiting when visiting the North Norfolk coast line. The cafe prides itself on serving locally sourced produce. We enjoyed the most expertly made delicious coffees here, flat white and cappuccino were superb. Believe me I should know, so many places can't seem to make a proper cappuccino but the staff here can! Perfectly creamy texturised milk served at the CORRECT temperature may I add, not scolding hot so the sweet creaminess of the milk is destroyed. Too many cafes serve scalding hot coffee which is such a shame but hurray this little gem doesn't! Coffee snob I am and proud of it! The homemade scones are also a treat especially if you bag yourself a seat looking out on to the spectacular ever changing Marshes. A little gem!

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Another coffee, another fabulous view

The visitor centre at Cley Marshes is an enjoyable pit-stop when exploring the nature reserve. The coffees and hot chocolates are just okay - they tend to be a bit on the wishy-washy side and not always very hot. I think the tea is usually quite good and the cakes are absolutely delicious.

The visitor centre/cafe overlooks the reserve and a seat near the window with a yummy cake is a very enjoyable way to spend a bit of time in the afternoon, summer or winter.

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Thank Normal-for-Norfolk-2
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Echo the comments on here. Not as cheap as the RSPB café at Titchwell but offers decent food at affordable prices in a pleasant location with views across to the reserve. It does get very busy though and there are a limited number of toilets for the volume of visitors.

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Thank JollyGreenGiant
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We came here and spent the day going round the reserve. It is right on the coast and spans beach and marsh habitat. For NWT members entrance is free, for visitors it is £4.50 per person. They had footpaths to walk on, and had several bird hides. The beach is stony. If you park near the beach you have to pay, but parking at the visitor centre is free. There were a good deal of waterbirds to see. The visitor centre looked fairly new with lots of eco-technology built in. They have a cafe which got very busy at lunchtime. They have seats along the side which overlook the reserve through a large plateglass window and there are scopes and binoculars as well as information books provided so you can view the wildlife whilst you eat. The cafe was quite expensive, more so than I was expecting. Nearly £6 for a toastie or a jacket potato. Drinks were about £2.20 for a coffee and £1.80ish for a fruit juice. The food was adequate though nothing spectacular. They do seem to use Norfolk produce which was a nice touch. They have appeal biscuits for a suggested donation of 10p. These were delicious!! There is also a gift shop with a wide range of books, clothing and other bits and pieces for sale.

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Thank SamB77
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is one of the UKs best bird watching sites. The visitor centre is well situated at the side of the car park and overlooks the reserve. The centre shop is well stocked with books and associated wildlife related goods. It also houses the cafe which is always very popular.
The bird hides are a short walk away and overlook the lagoons which always have a good variety of birds, some of which an be very close!
The beach is a longer walk, but this can also be reached by car and has its own car park. An ideal place for sea watching.
This reserve is highly recommended, but can get very busy especially if there has been a rarity spotted.

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Thank Borderick
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