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Portrait of Norwich University of the Arts student Jordan Hudson


“Students + Deadlines = Coffee. But it’s okay Norwich has you covered.”

Hear from student blogger Jordan on his favourite coffee places in Norwich → .

Jordan Hudson
BA (Hons) Photography.

Café Culture and Eateries

Norwich University of the Arts is part of a large community of creative businesses in the cultural quarter of the city. Centred around the pedestrainised St Georges Street Riverside, quirky bars, galleries, cafes and delis add to the welcoming student experience. In the Norwich Lanes and across the city students can explore a variety of eateries and bars to suit all interests, moods and styles.


Dandy Horse

Dandy horse is a small cafe which caters for cyclists and coffee lovers. Situated in one of Norwich’s most vibrant streets- Magdalen Street, its relaxed atmosphere makes it a great social space for students.

Find out more about the Dandy Horse in an interview with its Co-Owner, Matt Lawford and NUA’s Estates Caretaker.


Kofra Coffee: Specialty Coffee Brewers

Kofra is where those in the know on coffee go. It is a beautiful and quiet cafe retreat just a short walk about from the NUA campus. The owner José De Leon Guzman’s passion for coffee is only slightly higher than his passion for creative thinking and he works endlessly on finding innovative ways to deliver great coffee concepts to his customers. Find out more about Kofra and José’s business concepts in an interview with him and NUA’s Fashion and Communication Course Leader Harriet Posner.


The Alley

Set up by NUA graduates, the Alley is a new venue located near to East GalleryNUA and serves cups of coffee, choice beers, spirits and friendly conversation to anyone looking to get out of the cold. They owners work closely with their neighbours at Moosey Art to provide ‘your eyes with loads of excitement.’ With a vibrant and creative atmosphere, The Alley offers good music and artwork whilst you eat and drink. The door between the café and gallery is always open, so you can drift between as you please. For more information visit their website.



Norwich’s thriving food and drinks scene includes a wide range of contemporary British and international restaurants. In 2015 one of the most exciting chefs in Britain joined this lively community when Great British Menu 2015 winner, Richard Bainbridge set up Benedicts restaurant. Located in the city centre, Benedicts has already set a new standard for creativity and quality dining. Read an interview with Chef Bainbridge and NUA’s Course Administrator, Rachel Catto.