Whilst the Broads National Park has an indulgent range of pubs and restaurants to choose from, sometimes a light bite is all you need. There are many delicious cafes in the Broads to visit, from the quirky Prima Rosa in Salhouse to the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s tearoom, set in the middle of beautiful Norfolk scenery and wildlife.
Top Cafes in the Broads National Park
Moor at: Coltishall Common (free)
Located in the River Rooms in Coltishall, A Piece of Cake tearoom offers delicious homemade treats with ingredients sourced locally. With breakfast, lunch, and afternoon high tea, and a delightful choice of hot beverages including Lavazza coffee, herbal tea, and flavoured syrups, this tearoom is sure to please everyone. The tearoom also has a selection of Gluten Free products.
Moor at: South Walsham outer broad (inner broad is limited to cruising only)
Open all year round, you don’t have to be a visitor to the gardens to enjoy this tearoom located in the middle of Fairhaven’s Woodland and Water Gardens. With a selection of snacks, light lunches, sandwiches, and homemade cakes, you can also enjoy a homemade scone with jam and clotted cream in the summer. Locally sourced, this tea room also caters for most dietary requirements including gluten-free.
A wonderfully traditional tea room, Rosy Lee’s Tearoom in Loddon serves a variety of sandwiches, cakes, home-made soup, and light-lunches. All homemade with some speciality dishes and standard tea and coffee, Rosy Lee’s Tearoom is for the traditionalists out there who like old-style cafes and tearooms.
Moor at: Horning Staithe (free) or Horning Ferry Marina (free for Richardson’s Boating Holidays customers*)
An intimate café with attached delicious delicatessen featuring their own Horning pasties, Scotch eggs, and a range of yummy cakes, The Galley has breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. This café, housed in a delightful 17th Century properly in the heart of Horning, also serves wine, local beer or cider to compliment. They can also make arrangements for your dietary needs, including gluten-free.
Prima Rosa, Salhouse
Moor at: Salhouse Broad (Daytime stay: £4.00, Overnight: £8.00)
A beautiful vintage-style tearoom, Prima Rosa have homemade ‘Cakes & Bakes’ with locally sourced ingredients – including fruit picking and foraging by the owners themselves to guarantee the freshest local produce. As well as the tearoom, Prima Rosa sell handmade crafts made by over 40 local crafters. A must-see if you’re in the area.