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The Old Rock Shop Bistro – Cromer

10 Hamilton Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HL

Established in 2005, The Old Rock Shop Bistro can be found on Hamilton Road, in the heart of Cromer town centre…just look for the blue ‘Hovis’ trade bike outside & you’ve found us!

Opening our doors at 8am, 7 days a week for breakfast & morning coffee, we continue to serve food into lunchtime and throughout the day until 6pm.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed throughout The Bistro, we kindly ask that you do not allow your pets on the furniture and to please be considerate of other customers and our staff moving around the café.

You’ll find our display cabinets filled with a tempting array of homemade cakes, pastries & savouries, with something to suit everyone including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options*.

We serve freshly ground coffee & a selection of fruit & herbal teas including high-quality loose-leaf teas from Wilkinson’s of Norwich. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine, local beer, cider or even East Coast Gin -distilled at Poppyland Brewery, about 200m away from our front door!

Breakfast or lunch reservations can be made by calling or WhatsApp messaging us on (01263) 511926, you can also book via social media or email.

Air conditioning is provided during the balmy summer months and during the winter our ovens provide all the heat we need as we bake throughout the day.

Throughout the year we host a range of themed evenings including Burns Night in January, Valentine’s and regular Quiz Nights – make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list for updates!

​We also provide:

  • Free customer WIFI & power sockets
  • Baby changing facilities & highchairs
  • Wheelchair friendly WC

Whilst we do not offer a specific children’s menu, our chefs will provide half-portions wherever possible. We will gladly heat baby food or provide hot water at your own risk)

*We always endeavour to accommodate all diets, if you have any specific requirements or allergies, we always recommended booking ahead to prevent disappointment.*

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.

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  • Matthew Clarke
    Matthew Clarke
    a month ago

    Came to this café as a watering hole on our 4hr round trip to buy seafood. On a blustery day it served us well.. Nice decor... service was great with 2 coffees and 1 cake and 1 sausage roll costing £13 . Very cosy with very comfortable seating throughout.

  • Antony Calver
    Antony Calver
    6 months ago

    Lovely little place. Warm and friendly, nice and clean. Quick service. Lavazza coffee served very decent. I have traditional sausage roll. See photo. Partner had sticky date slice. Both very tasty. Place to pop in for decent coffee and snacks if you are in Cromer.

  • Mo Mo
    Mo Mo
    8 months ago

    Superb service, amazing selection of food including great vegan, fish and meat options. They also do take out frozen fish and cottage pies which we used for a dinner party. Large selection of cakes and desserts. Decent prices. Wonderful team that have also opened the West Deli around the corner.

  • Chris Barnard
    Chris Barnard
    4 months ago

    Great little eatery that we'd heard about so went for brunch. My wife had a Christmas Turkey style sandwich and I had a Hunters Chicken baguette with a hot sausage roll to share. All food was amazing and great portion sizes so really filling. Following that when leaving we also had a couple of cakes, Terry's choc orange brownie and an almond tart... Again, both really nice. Highly recommend! Great food, friendly service, nice setting and also dog friendly!

  • Andrew Morley
    Andrew Morley
    a week ago

    Excellent, long-standing and justifiably popular cafe in central Cromer. Good food, and a superb Flat White coffee. Booking advisable - it can get very busy. Highly recommended.

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  • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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