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Timberhill Bakery

27-29 Timberhill, Norwich NR1 3LA, England
+44 1603 613172
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  • Excellent84%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“cakes” (21 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

Discovered, "Timberhill Bakery" on Saturday, whilst looking for somewhere to have a decent sandwich/cake and coffee. Wow, what a find? Friendly staff, warm, welcoming atmosphere but more importantly...delicious, tasty food and the cappuccino was good too! My daughter had a cheese and ham toastie, she...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything is delicious - soups, toastier, cakes, coffee.......And top-notch service. All ingredients are organic which is often not the case with some expensive restaurants. Recommended without any reservations.

Thank norfolkguy2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Toasted were fantastic and the coffee was good too. The staff were welcoming, giving the place a homely feel even though you are in the heart of a bakery.More

Thank rowlie42
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Rowlie42, I think you just summed up exactly how Natalie and I wanted the bakery to feel when we first started thinking about it 5 years ago. We're going to try our absolute best to keep the vibe friendly and the standards high as...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited today by chance on a quick visit to Norwich, wow what a find? The wonderful smell of cinnamon led us there and we enjoyed some of the best scones ever, apple and raisin! The coffee was great too, up there with the best, thank...More

Thank ratnoir
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ratnoir, glad you stumbled upon us and thank you for helping to spread the word! It's fair to say to potential visitors reading this that we are a tiny bit off the beaten track, (just 3 or 4 minutes walk from the market square)....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I moved back to Norwich after living in Swansea I knew I would miss the monthly farmer’s market where I stocked up on my favourite sourdough bread. And yet Mike and his team have brought their skills from South Wales with them and. Like...More

1  Thank Nigel U
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Nigel for a lovely review and for your comments on our bara! Norwich is everything we hoped it would be - a very forward thinking place with customers who have very high standards but who really support businesses trying to do something they believe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually find myself visiting Timberhill Bakery when I'm working in Norwich etc so although I plan on sampling their delicious looking cakes I am usually collecting a loaf of their amazing chia & flax sourdough bread. We think it's really delicious and the best...More

1  Thank Sue S
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Sue for the great review. We're doing a huge amount of bread for customers' freezers at the moment. We're finding that a lot of customers in the catchment of Norwich are only in the city say once a week/ fortnight and our bread really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I go to the Timber Hill Bakery I think how good it is and how I really must write a review. So now I finally am! I’ve been going to this bakery for about two years now and I’m never disappointed. It’s great for...More

1  Thank CC L
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CC L, thanks for such a great review and for your support over the last two years! Also, thanks for reminding potential visitors of our opening hours - that is a very useful comment to people who haven't visited us before. We hate turning...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for coffee and cake. We start our Saturday shopping fortified. They have a great selection of open sandwiches and soup. Also buy my weekly sough dough bread there. The staff are lovely and friendly just has a nice vibe to the place. Can...More

1  Thank Liz L
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liz L - thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you like the "vibe" - we think it's as important as the food. We wanted the bakery to be a place for nice people to enjoy nice food. It's great to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on Saturday for lunch. We took the opportunity to stock up on bread as we're an hour away (it freezes really well and the bakery will provide freezer bags). The city didn't seem to be especially busy, but Timberhill was rammed. We...More

Thank SajNorfolk
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SajNorfolk, Thanks for such an enthusiastic review. I'm glad we managed to give you good service - I always worry we aren't as attentive when it's busy but at the same time we want to keep the service lightning fast so can't always spend...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Warmly welcomed, found space for us and we chose off the great menu. The toasted sourdough bread was excellent and my mackerel pate tartine was excellent. The cafe was really busy but the service was excellentMore

1  Thank GodshillPete
Michael S, Owner at Timberhill Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Godshill Pete, You know that saying "if you want something done, give it to a busy person"? Well the same is (kind of) true with service. When we're as busy as we were today I'm always nervous our service standards will drop. Today for...More

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14 May 2018|
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Response from Michael 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 Michael 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
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:15
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
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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