This morning we decided to stop for a quick cuppa before heading over to Riverside to check 106.
The place we had in mind to visit was Café Britannia. Based at the former Britannia Barracks and run by category D prisoners (low risk). The café affords a pretty iconic view over the Norwich skyline, and we think this would make a good place to orientate yourself with the city at the start of a city break.
We parked at the adjacent free car park, and firstly headed down on foot to have a look. There are wooden seats for those that like to take a flask or a sandwich or just to sit and ponder. The view alone is great at sunrise or sunset for photographers and is widely used for promotional photography of the city.
Back at the café we ordered our drinks and liked the feel of the place, it’s spacious, friendly and gives off a very relaxed atmosphere. This morning it was very busy, and had a real buzz about it. It’s big enough inside to not feel crapped, there are loos, tables that can be reserved and the outside terrace.
The cakes are homemade and looked delicious. There’s a decent tea and coffee menu.
We sat outside in the sun and from our pew could see Norwich Castle, City Hall, The Forum, St Peter Mancroft, Norwich Cathedral & The Roman Catholic Cathedral, not a bad eyeful!
It’s also worth noting that there is a stop here on the Norwich open top bus tour.