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The Cafe at Urban Jungle

Ringland Lane | Costessey, Norwich NR8 5BG, England
+44 1603 857196
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Ringland Lane | Costessey, Norwich NR8 5BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a trip to the urban jungle this week with my family, firstly I have to say what a little gem of a place! it’s huge! The selection of plants is great, some really unusual ones to choose from, I’m still convinced we missed...More

Thank Emskimoo82
Rachel B, Marketing at The Cafe at Urban Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, it's always lovely to receive such great feedback - we'll be sure to pass this on to the team - especially Holly (the lady with the pink hair!). Thank you once again and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of exotic plants and a lovely cafe. Very lucky to have this in Old Costessey. The only downside is that it gets very busy on Bank Holidays and weekends and the car park is a nightmare to park. Service can be a bit...More

Thank Kirsty L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Urban Jungle all year round but summer is my favourite! In winter you can enjoy a warm indoor tropical world heated by a large wood burner but in summer outdoor seating amongst the tropical plants really must be enjoyed! Beautiful fair trade...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suffolk branch. Fantastic trip last week, decided to venture here for Grandmother’s 83rd Birthday. Appropriate venue for all generations! Adequate parking, accessible for all, fantastic and reasonable selection of trees/ plants, and a nice scattering of gifts, pots etc. The dining area is immersed amidst...More

1  Thank 6amyjaneh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay, albeit a bit pricey, the food totally delivered and it was great to have the green surroundings and outdoors to explore. It is a rare thing to leave an eatery totally satisfied, but the food was literally perfectly seasoned and prepared...More

1  Thank Rasmus T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had hot drinks and cake at the café at this delightful garden centre. The menu indicated some interesting lunch items, but we were moving on. Coffee was a little disappointing as it was only made by the filter method and the advertised cappuccino...More

Thank stella317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The surroundings are unquestionably beautiful, however it is just not a child friendly eatery which is a shame. There is no children’s menu and reduced versions of the adult menu just don’t translate well for small children. Youngest child is, blissfully quite a brave eater...More

Thank TudorGeek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hidden spot. The decor really is unique as you are in a real greenhouse surrounded by a variety of tropical and non-tropical plants. Lots of hidden tables and sofas amongst the greenery. The menu is simple but tasty.

Thank ma_t_o507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called at the urban jungle after a weekend in Norwich and I’m so glad we made the effort to track this lovely place down (we drove past several times 🙄) The cafe is an incredibly relaxing hideaway and you really feel like you are...More

1  Thank fortiesgal
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. The seating areas, some with comfy sofas and chairs, are set amongst the beautiful plants in the greenhouse and outside secluded in the 'jungle'. Very unique experience. The food is superb and the cakes just gorgeous. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank lindsey j
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Jonathan T
13 February 2018|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
We're not I'm afraid.
26 June 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Property representative |
Hi. I can confirm that everything is gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringland Lane | Costessey, Norwich NR8 5BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 857196
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Selecting from such a huge and varied range of plants can be exhausting, so rest your feet in our gluten free coffee shop. Our eco-friendly Cafe was built almost entirely from reclaimed and recycled materials. Set in a large glasshouse you can enjoy your refreshments surrounded by beautiful foliage and scented flowers. We offer freshly ground coffee, tea and delicious cakes with a large range of dairy-free options. We don't take bookings for lunch, however you may book in advance for traditional afternoon tea. Open 10-4.30 (Kitchen closes at 4pm). Nursery open 10-5.
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