7 of the best bakeries to visit in Norwich
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From crusty bread to homemade cakes, support local and visit one of these brilliant bakeries in Norwich.
Where: 107 Gloucester Street, NR2 2DY
Opening times: Tuesday-Friday: 8am-3pm, Saturday: 8pm-2pm, closed Sunday and Monday
This charming artisan bakery offers small batch bread, which includes a choice of sourdoughs, along with pastries and cakes.
It has seen a spike in orders since the first lockdown so there is a two loaf limit for those just turning up or to pre-order more email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Bread Source
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Where: 93 Upper St Giles Street (NR2 1AB)/7 Marriott Close (NR2 4UX) - bakery counter, shop in Bridewell Alley and stall at Norwich Market temporarily closed due to lockdown
Opening times: Monday-Saturday: 8am-6pm, Sunday: 8am-4pm
Alongside a huge range of different breads, including ciabatta, sourdough and rye, at both locations you can also get cakes, doughnuts and pastries, such as cinnamon rolls and a raspberry and pistachio Danish.
The bakery counter has plenty of parking outside and stocks homemade jams, cheeses, frozen Brick pizza and more.
Bread Source also offers collection or delivery and you can order at bread-source.co.uk
3. Crusty Corner Bakery
Where: 38 Bell Road, NR3 4RA
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 7am-2pm, Saturday: 8am-12pm, closed Sunday
This family-run bakery offers freshly baked bread, made using traditional methods, handmade cakes, cookies, scones and cupcakes, with many Easter-themed treats currently available.
It is also a successful wholesalers and supplies many businesses in Norwich and the surrounding areas.
4. Easters Bakery
Where: 2D Oval Road, New Costessey, NR5 0DE
Opening times: Monday-Thursday: 7am-4pm, Friday-Saturday: 7am-3pm, closed Sunday
This traditional craft bakery, which was established in 1998, sells bread, rolls, pasties, cakes, scones, fresh sandwiches and there is also a deli.
The counter items change regularly to keep things fresh and there are usually seasonal goodies available.
5. Kett's Hill Bakery
Where: 25 Kett's Hill, NR1 4EX/ Unit 2 Bowthorpe Main Centre, NR5 9HA
Opening times: Monday-Saturday: 7am-3pm/Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm, Saturday: 8am-3pm
Both branches sell delicious bread, rolls, savouries and sweet treats, including cream cakes.
There are often specials on offer and hot cross buns are flying off the shelves at the moment.
6. Two Magpies Bakery
Where: 27-29 Timberhill, NR1 3LA
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 9am to 3pm
Two Magpies Bakery, which also has branches in Southwold, Darsham and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, opened in Norwich in early 2020 in the former home of Timberhill Bakery.
It boasts a tempting counter full of sweet treats, including cakes and cookies, pastries, focaccia and there is a great selection of bread on the shelves behind.
Sandwiches are also available and the café will hopefully be able to reopen from May 17 as restrictions ease.
7. Linzers Bakery
Where: 3 Albertine Close, Sweet Briar Estate, NR3 2FA
Opening times: Wholesale business but home delivery available
Linzers was founded in 1984 by Andrew and Susan Bell and is now the largest independent bakery in Norfolk, selling bread, cakes, sandwiches and more.
While you can't walk-up and buy items as it is a wholesalers, a home delivery service is available on orders over £20 within a five-mile radius of the bakery - see details at linzers.co.uk
Check online for the latest opening times as these may change at short notice due to coronavirus.