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Thorpe Ferry Cafe – Norwich

Bungalow Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SH

Our cosy riverside café is a beautiful and tranquil spot to stop for a drink and a bite to eat, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We serve a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as baguettes, cakes and sausage/vegan rolls, plus an authentic Thai dish of the day made by owner Jaa Fisher. Many of the fragrant herbs and spices used in these dishes are grown on-site, and Jaa and her team are keen to use local suppliers wherever possible.

Why not tie in a trip to the café with a trip across the River Yare on the on-site ferry? A five-minute zip across the water offers easy access to the beauty of Whitlingham Broad and the quaint village of Trowse. Both the café and the ferry are dog-friendly (you may have seen our own ‘house dog’, Zelda the springador, in the photos and of course Jet the ferry dog), and you can even transport your bicycles across the river.

Opening times: Our opening hours are below but in the summer and school holidays, we will be open 7 days a week.

Parking: We have a large car park.  Be aware when you drive down Bungalow Lane there is a gated rail road to cross.

Accessibility: Although our venue is wheelchair-accessible, sadly our toilets are not.

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



Google Reviews

16 reviews
  • Simon Rossiter
    Simon Rossiter
    9 months ago

    A great way to explore Whitlingham from Thorpe without driving. We walked to the ferry down Bungalow Lane. Ferry takes you across to Whitlingham where it is a 20 minute stroll to Whitlingham barn Cafe. We walked around the great broad and back to catch the ferry. Stephen is a great host and the iced coffee was amazing.

  • Jared Tilston
    Jared Tilston
    in the last week

    Absolutely love this place. Wonderful to watch the world and the water. The staff are lovely, warm and attentive. Highly worth a visit

  • Thomas Atkins
    Thomas Atkins
    a week ago

    Lovely place to go. Very friendly staff that welcomed wet walkers and dogs and the food was really good as well. Thanks

  • David Loveridge
    David Loveridge
    3 weeks ago

    Beautiful location, stunning food and Strangers coffee (if you know, you know)! Oh, and dog friendly too!

  • Va Fl
    Va Fl
    a year ago

    Lovely guy offering a great service. So great for us non-drivers to be able to get to Whittlingham easily. There's a cafe (drinks and cakes) at the site too.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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