81 School Lane
Monday 8am - 1.30pm
Tuesday to Friday 7am - 1.30pm
Saturday 7am - 12.15pm
Sunday 8am - 11.30am
Head to the counter and choose from the blackboard, the guy in the back cooks one hell of a fry up!
In the background is the other entrance, this leads to an outside seating area which looked really nice.
Inside it is big and spacious with plenty of tables.
I liked the spotty table cloths, sauce bottles and sugar dispenser.
A damn good strong mug of tea for just 70p.
Lovely fluffy white sliced bread, perfect to wrap around the bacon.
You are looking at what I look for in a fry up, I can tell you it was delicious.
Hidden under the mushrooms was a sea of juicy beans.
The eggs sat on top of perfect fried bread and look, tinned tomatoes!
Another weekend in Norwich and another Friday fry up inspection, only one problem though, where to go this week? I ended up typing "cafe" into google maps, thats how I found out about Dixie's Diner. There were a couple of reviews online saying the food was good so I decided to go along and find out for myself..
Upon entering - There is a small car park outside and a few spaces along the road. I walked into the School Lane entrance and walked down a flight of steps into the cafe. It is basically a large seating area with a counter situated in the corner. The tables are large and there are plenty of them, outside are tables too. You are drawn to the counter by the large blackboard, the cutlery is on the counter, everything else is on the tables. 8/10
Service - The lady taking your order who I assume is Dixie is happy and helpful. When the food is ready she brings it over to you at the table with a smile. 9/10
Contents - 2 sausages, 2 bacon, 2 fried eggs, 2 hash browns, fried bread, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, beans and bread & butter. 9/10
Presentation - It looked visually stunning when it arrived, I did briefly worry where the beans were but it was ok they were just hiding. 8/10
The food - Everything was piping hot when it arrived at the table. The sausages were a decent pork variety that were well nice, the bacon was also delicious and went nicely between the fluffy white slices of bread and butter. The fried eggs were cooked nicely with runny yolks that poured onto the perfect and crispy fried bread. The beans were perfect too with a nice stodgy consistency. Nicely cooked mushrooms and tinned tomatoes finished off this truly magnificent plateful. 9/10
Value for money - I paid £5.10 for the mega breakfast, tea was just 70p. 9/10
Veggie option - There was a 'build your own' option available.
Overall - What a fantastic place! So many other places out there are serving cheap catering sausages for the same price so it is nice when you find another place that clearly wants to impress and please the customer. This place has everything going for it and the food is great. 9/10