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Timberhill Bakery

27-29 Timberhill, Norwich NR1 3LA, England
+44 1603 613172
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“bread” (74 reviews)
“tartines” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
27-29 Timberhill, Norwich NR1 3LA, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited this place for brunch during our weekend in Norwich and found it to be a lovely, cosy cafe with a great choice of food. We arrived too late to order from the breakfast options but were more than happy with the rest of...More

Thank AdamJacobs94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, tasty soups toasties and cakes. Lovely service and excellent quality. Would recommend here.

Thank Traveltheword1
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Punchy. Short. To the point. Big thanks. Mike.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for a coffee - it was strong and black and perfect. I am a bit of a coffee snob only having one cup a day, but it has to be perfect and this was high in that category. However only buy the...More

Thank Camilla B
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Camilla B I don't know if it's a bakery thing but with the early mornings strong coffee kind of goes with the territory of a bakery. Other places are focusing on lightly roasted acidic blends, and the chains are sticking to their milk-with-a-hint-of-coffee formula...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent an hour wandering Norwich in search of cake & coffee but avoiding the evil chains, we basically stumbled across Timberhill Bakery. Had excellent coffee and apple&ginger cake. All freshly made and delicious! Savoury stuff looks fantastic too. Highly recommended - put you back...More

Thank Dreek
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dreek - glad you found us! We're just up the hill 1 minute from Pret and 2 minutes from Costa!! So you burn some calories walking a bit further to us - that means you deserve cake....it's a win-win! Cheers! Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, I need to say I had the best toasted sandwich I've ever eaten. The sourdough bread used, freshly baked on site,adds a fantastic flavour twist to a classic lunch. This is a great place for a variety of dietary requirements, catering for vegan, dairy...More

Thank Verna E
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi VernaE A huge huge thank you for such a glowing review and it's energising to know local people appreciate what we are trying to achieve by being a bit different and working our socks off. The scones were developed because so many people asked...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really impressed on my first visit by the range of tasty foods. I had a mackerel tartine which was delicious and my friend, who is dairy intolerant, was able to eat almost everything on the menu! Organic coffee too and the cakes are...More

Thank Marian M
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marian M, There must have been a big change in the way dairy products were made 10-15 years ago as we have been really surprised by the number of customers who aren't vegan or even vegetarian but who are now eating a dairy-free diet...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Norwich and have visited many venues and coffee shop for tea cake and or light lunch. This is the best Ive tasted The avocado on their delicious bread was super tasty and the slaw was just right to add a kick to...More

Thank Voyager822240
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Voyager822240 When we first opened we had clear-cut bread customers, lunch customers, coffee customers and ethical/ vegan customers. They usually came in for one of the various things we offer and that was great. What we've found in the last 6 months is that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And I am not even vegan!! Every time I am in Norwich for the day I always pop by for a tasty lunch! The menu is varied but not excessive so there is plenty to choose from. The cakes are delicious so much so that...More

Thank 262littleh
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Little H - the Vegan breakfast toastie is often outselling the meat-based breakfast toasties....and not all of them are bought by vegans. Hopefully we're breaking down the barriers to great vegan food just by making things taste as good as their meat alternatives. Anyway,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my first visit for lunch - salt beef toastie with cheese and a fabulous strong coffee. Cakes were brilliant and the takeaway bread historic. Topped off by superbly friendly young staff. Very crowded on a Saturday lunchtime but just managed to get a...More

Thank steve w
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, thanks for taking the time to review us and really glad you enjoyed your salt beef toastie and coffee. Yes that's definitely a fair comment that it can get a bit chaotic on Saturdays so thanks for bearing with us. We are trying...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after my daughter recommended it for lunch. Both of us had the open sandwiches and were impressed with the quality of the food and service. We'll definitely be going again.

1  Thank Ella666
Mike S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ella666, your daughter has good taste! Glad the tartines hit the spot and hope you call in again soon, Cheers Mike

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14 May 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
Hi there, of course it is fine to feed a baby with baby food in our cafe. We regularly have Mums bring in food from home or those little pre-prepared baby jars (Organix seem to be very popular) – both of these are fine as... More
Salsabil M
26 December 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
Hi there, no we don't offer customers wifi. Cheers, Mike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Timberhill, Norwich NR1 3LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 613172
  • E-mail
We're a small independently run and owned Sourdough Bakery Cafe making sourdough bread from organic ingredients, from scratch every day. Everything we sell is made here on site by our small team of dedicated bakers in the city centre of Norwich, between John Lewis and Marks and Spencer. We are not a traditional cafe offering cooked breakfasts and the like but we are trying to do things a little differently. We have a little menu which is (unsurprisingly) bread-based with the best sourdough toasties in the UK, and an innovative range of savoury muffins and cakes which are now all dairy free or vegan. Our coffee is also a little different to the norm - punchy flavour and made using organic beans and organic milk. We're mid-sized (the cafe seats 35 plus another 18 outside) and open Tuesday to Saturdays 8am to 3pm (4pm Saturdays). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays preparing the sourdough, soup, toasties, cakes, etc etc for the rest of the week. Hope to see you soon, cheers, Mike.
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