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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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  • Malcolm Fowler
    Malcolm Fowler
    9 months ago

    Really helpful friendly staff. A lot of The cafes in the area were closing at 4 even though a couple said 5, but we noticed this place was still open and serving until 6. Also, it was air conditioned and so was welcome relief from the heat of the day. Just had toasted sandwiches which were bob on. Great that the salad served with them had no dressing so you could choose if you wanted any. The Americano was flavourful and strong enough. Finished with cakes which although nothing to write home about were satisfying. Would recommend.

  • Bonita Ackerman du Preez

    Fantastic. We wanted a hot late lunch but none of the other cafe's in the area where doing any real food other than cakes. We had the most amazing toasted sandwiches and a cup of soup - huge, generous portions, great hot latte and homemade cakes. My toasted bacon, brie and cranberry was oozing with cheese. Great friendly service and the cafe was full. We will be back. Thanks so much.

  • Alice Matthews
    Alice Matthews
    4 months ago

    Went for breakfast with family, was lovely all food disappeared very quick so must've been tasty. Only gripe was menu given showed all their food(even menus that weren't available) and this was a little irritating, staff pleasant and helpful. Double checked order to make sure everyone had a meal and coped well during what felt like a busy time. Restaurant was full when we left, with people waiting for tables. We want to come back at the weekend to try the different menus.

  • Emma Robson
    Emma Robson
    4 months ago

    This is a lovely little cafe in the heart of Cromer. We went there for breakfast as we prefer to support small, independent places when travelling. The coffees are huge! Not that I am complaining, but the large is bigger than you would expect. We both ordered the American pancakes. They were very well made and tasty. My only (very small) gripe was that a few of the blueberries were still frozen in the middle. It was a good sized portion and very filling. The bacon was clearly of very good quality. We didn't have any, but the cakes looked great but I did grab a cheese scone for later and can confirm that was very tasty too. They are dog friendly which is a bonus. If I were in the area I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Moira Benson
    Moira Benson
    2 months ago

    Cakes and pastries looked fresh and tasted good. We had scones. Friendly service and a local feel. 5 mins walk from the pier

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Opening Hours

  • 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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