I want to tell you about a fab little cafe in Norwich. It was James’ birthday on Sunday so we planned to go out for a nice lunch – all four of us. I wanted somewhere relaxed, not too expensive and that welcomed children. We decided to go to Tea and Little Cakes on Timberhill close to Norwich Castle and a stones throw from the center of Norwich.
The cafe itself if a lovely shabby french chic with a gorgeous dresser with lots of delicious cakes. There is always a wonderful display and on Sunday they had hummingbird cake, strawberry cake, polenta cake, scones and more. The display always looks so inviting and I often accept.
For lunch James had a chicken and bacon sandwich served in big chunky bread with coleslaw and side salad and a tin bucket of chunky chips for £6.95. He said it was delicious and it certainly looked it. All the sandwiches looked so inviting but I opted for the burger at £9.00, which came with cheese and bacon, its own little tin bucket of chips, coleslaw (that tasted home-made) and the nicest side salad that I actually ate. The onion marmalade came in a tiny little cute cup. The burger was delicious and the bacon crispy. The chunky chips are something else – they are fat and delicious.
My five-year old son went for the homemade children’s chicken Goujons and chips. The chicken was delicious and he really enjoyed it.
My daughter decided to go for the chips, egg and beans. It sounded fairly ordinarily but no the beans were no ordinary beans, they were homemade in a lovely tomato sauce. They were so delicious that I have inspired me to make my own.
The children had their own little babychinos with lots of mini marshmallows on the side. One fab thing about Talc is that you can order mini children’s breakfasts. Such a nice treat. It’s nice to find a cafe that has thought so carefully about what children really want.
Every time you go into Talc everyone is so friendly It attracts young and old customers as it has something for everyone and is just that little bit different. On a Saturday it can be queued out onto the street and we were lucky that we had booked a table for Sunday otherwise we wouldn’t have got a seat!
I have tried most things on the menu over the past year and have never been disappointed. My favourite would have to be the Moroccan meatballs and the antipasto plate to share for a very reasonable and delicious £12.
The all day breakfasts are a real central feature of Talc. From eggs Benedict with smoked salmon to corn and red onion fritters with a poached egg, the breakfasts are something else and make the perfect light lunch.
So if you are in Norwich pop into Talc, it’s a little gem and deserves your love.