Greenhouse Shop and Cafe

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 7 Reviews
Part of the Norwich environmental centre, with an attached shop selling food, books, clothing, and household items. Vegetarian cafe sells cakes, tea, breads, etc. throughout the day, with soups and other main dishes only available around lunchtime. Cafe uses mostly organic ingredients. Most workers are volunteers. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Organic, Beer/Wine
42-46 Bethel Street
Norwich, England NR2 1NR
+44-0-1603-631007

Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, but lunch starts at 12noon, and often limited choices after about 2pm.

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First Review by marcstevens
edjcooper92
edjcooper92
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+9

Savory Rolls

5 Posted on 10 / 21 / 2014

Very pleasant atmosphere and refreshing food. If you come here for lunch, as I have done several times, there is always a different soup and a selection of sandwiches with the choice of rye or wholemeal bread. I have had a delicious mushroom pate sandwich (which comes served with salad) on several occasions now and always feel satisfied; tasty and great value... but if that sounds too generic for you, then I must recommend the Savory Rolls, not sure exactly what makes them taste so great but I have never had anything so moorish!


Miggi
Miggi
  • vegan
Contributions
+516

Traditional Veggie Food, Mostly Vegan, Awesome Cakes!

4 Posted on 10 / 03 / 2014

Very nice little cafe with indoor and courtyard seating. We had lentil and red pepper soup (massive bowlful served with bread), savoury roll with salads and choccy desserts. The savoury roll was pastry stuffed with rice, nuts etc. and was a bit bland but the salads were nice. Soup had very good flavour.
Also tried one chocolate and beetroot cake, one chocolate and orange tofu cheesecake. Both were great!

Pros: Very Vegan Friendly, Desserts!, Nice Atmosphere
Cons: Could Use More Flavour In Some Dishes
emmakgj
emmakgj
  • vegan
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+32

Good food

3 Posted on 07 / 22 / 2014

I had hummus with olives, pita bread and salad for lunch. It was a good size, nice and filling and good value. We were the only people in the cafe but I imagine it has a good atmosphere when there are more people around!



gen6
gen6
  • vegan
Contributions
+53

Lovely food, lovely garden

4 Posted on 09 / 19 / 2013

It's very enjoyable, when it's sunny, to have food in the small garden space out the back. Nice food and atmosphere


Ellio
Ellio
  • vegan
Contributions
+30

Vege cafe

3 Posted on 04 / 20 / 2010

Good vegetarian food, but a bit boring. Just beacuse I'm vegan doesn't mean it has to be organic, healthy etc... Nice garden to sit out in the summer though. They have book fairs sometimes.

Pros: Garden
Cons: Bit dull
nclarken
nclarken
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+37

Nice

4 Posted on 12 / 02 / 2009

This really is quite a homely, wholesome place. The food is pretty standard fare of the home cooked variety your mother would probably make, but the ambience, location and kindness of the volunteers that run the place make up a large part of the charm. The prices are reasonable and there is an impressive range of local produce.

Pros: Atmosphere, Home cooked fare
Cons: Home cooked fare, Opening Times
marcstevens
marcstevens
  • vegan
Contributions
+101

Tasty & wholesome grub

3 Posted on 09 / 25 / 2006

Sweet little co-operative cafe/restaurant on top of a whole-food store. Have been several times and always liked it. Quite standard, wholesome veggie/vegan fare, but always enjoyable. Good position, close to picturesque Norwich town centre, and a nice homely atmosphere especially as staff have a vested interest. Worth checking their opening hours and nights because I've been caught out a few times and found it closed in the evening.

Pros: Friendly feel, Wholesome, tasty food, Central location
Cons: Check opening hours

 

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