Limited parking spaces outside
Limited parking spaces outside
The cafe is on the corner of Bond Street and Bowthorpe Road.
There are plenty of menus inside to help you choose
There are 3 fry-ups on offer and they are great value for money
Fried breakfast themed artwork adorns the walls
Condiments are nestled neatly on the table waiting patiently to be used
The bumper breakfast was huge and it included toast & marmalade and a mug of tea or coffee
A good strong mug of tea
The toast was nice and hot when it arrived and was ready buttered and supplied with marmalade
Everything was cooked nicely, tasted delicious and was presented really well.
Everyone seemed to be really enjoying their food, me included!
Let me get this out of my system first then I can concentrate on the review. The Bond Street Cafe in Norwich is bloody amazing, so do yourself a favour, go there and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed!
Upon entering - The counter is located at the rear of the cafe. By the time you arrive at the counter you most likely would have decided what to order due to the clear menus displayed on the walls alongside some kitsch but strangely appealing breakfast artwork . The place has a good feel to it. I was on my own but felt quite comfortable being there secretly taking my photos whenever nobody was looking! There are plenty of tables, many are by the windows so you can watch the world go by as you eat. 9/10
Service - You are greeted by a smile and served by people who genuinely seem to enjoy their job. You grab some cutlery take your tea to the table and before long the toast arrives followed by the fry-up. 9/10
Contents - 1 jumbo sausage, 2 bacon, black pudding, 2 fried eggs, fried potatoes, 1 hash brown, fried bread, beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms, bread & butter, buttered toast & marmalade and a mug of tea or coffee. 9/10
Presentation - Served by somebody who takes pride in their work. 9/10
The food - The sausage was quite standard but tasted nice and went well with everything on the plate, good tasty bacon, delicious black pudding, perfectly cooked fried eggs, crispy fried potatoes, nice crunchy hash brown and perfect fried bread. The beans had been cooking for a while which I really like, the tomato actually tasted of tomato which is a rare find these days and the mushrooms were well nice. The toast was ready buttered and hot when it arrived, I did my usual and made a bacon toasty. The tea was good, nice and strong how it should be and piping hot. Everything went together really well and I managed to finish everything apart from the marmalade. 9/10
Value for money - A lot of good food for your money and a number of cheaper options if you are feeling a bit skint. It was quite a rarity to have bread & butter, toast & fried bread. 9/10
Veggie option - For every meat option on the menu there was a veggie alternative.
Overall - I had heard good things about this place and my only regret is that I didn't visit sooner! Friendly staff, good service and great affordable food ensure you won't be disappointed! 9/10
I returned again today (25th March 2011) and was again well impressed. Really friendly staff still serving a great fry up with loads of items on the plate. £5.20 is still a fantastic price for such a huge amount of delicious food and a hot drink.