5 top independent coffee shops in Norwich

5 top independent coffee shops in Norwich

Norwich has its fill of independent coffee shops and roasters to suit all tastes and moods- for your cup on the go or to while away some time. Here’s five of our favourites we reckon you should try while in the city. 

Artel

1. Artel

Situated a stone’s throw from NUA’s buildings, Artel values great coffee, great food, great company and collaboration within the Norwich community.

Grab a cup of ethical Cuppers Choice coffee to have in or takeaway, as well as a tasty meal made in-house for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Artel even run barista training sessions for small groups or individuals, if you’re keen on learning the art!

Bread Source

2. Bread Source

Although technically an artisan bakery, Bread Source is all about great coffee accompanied by a delicious pastry or slice of toast from one of their handcrafted loaves. Now with three central Norwich locations- Upper St Giles, Norwich Market and Norwich Lanes- as well as their bakery counter, there are ample opportunities to peruse Bread Source’s offerings. 

Alchemista

3. Alchemista

Situated in Norwich’s St Gregory’s Alley, Alchemista sources the very best coffee from across Asia, Africa and South America. Aiming to offer a boutique coffee experience, Alchemista also offer coffee-based cocktails if you’re after a boozy caffeine fix!

Strangers

4. Strangers Coffee Company

You can find the Strangers award-winning coffee shop and roastery within the Norwich Lanes, and their newest coffee shop in All Saints Green. 

The three brothers behind Strangers have spent over a decade learning the skills of the industry, focusing on the quality and ethics of the coffees they source, roast and serve. Head to one of their cafes for a coffee accompanied by homemade cakes and sandwiches, or grab a takeaway or bag of beans from the roastery!

Kofra Upper St Giles

5. Kofra

Quality, traceability and sustainability are an integral part of Kofra, a quality coffee roaster and brewer. With sites now in Norwich’s NR2, NR3 and Upper St Giles, you can get your fix in all parts of the city, and the Upper St Giles location also offers a selection of natural wines. Head to Kofra’s website to have your beans delivered and learn more about brewing methods.