Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Staycation North Norfolk: Rocket House Cafe, Cromer

The Rocket House Café in Cromer is another one of the cafés I keep vowing to try one day and never have gotten around to it, until now. It is situated above the Henry Blogg Museum and has fantastic views out over the beach. On a good day you can sit outside on the balcony and watch the crabbing boats come in. On a not so good day there is still some outside seating that is a little bit sheltered so you can still sit and see the water and the pier. We visited TWICE, on a not so good day and sat inside and on a beautiful day and managed to snag a table outside. Both times the food was great, service friendly and quick, and the coffee perfect. 

On both snack time visits I had a decaf latte and a enormous cheese scone. Both times I was very very happy with my selection. The scones were HUGE and very cheesy, and the coffee was strong and hot. 

Lyra is a sucker for a "cwasant" (croissant) with butter and jam and she was very happy with the ones she had at the Rocket House Cafe. They were warm, soft and oh so crumby! She is getting better at hoovering up her croissant crumbs though so there wasn't much evidence left when we got up to leave. Dad enjoyed the homemade cakes (Victoria Sponge and a Chocolate Fudge Cake) and the coffee too. 

The Rocket House Café breakfast menu looks very nice (local bacon and sausages), as do the lunch and Saturday evening menus. I'm really  happy to have finally visited here and am looking forward to our return visit in the Autumn. 

Highchairs available and easy access to baby changing facilities. They are also happy to heat baby food (with the disclaimer that it will be hot). 

Rocket House Café

The Gangway 
East Promenade
NR27 9ET


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Staycation North Norfolk: The Jetty Cafe, Cromer

We've been visiting Cromer in North Norfolk for years now, and yet it still amazes me that there are cafés that we haven't tried before. This visit I vowed to change that. Sure, we still visited our usuals (Huckleberries and Breakers) but we also enjoyed discovering what goods were on offer at some of the other cafés that we walk past every day. 

We popped into The Jetty Cafe late one morning after a particularly intense sandcastle building session down at the beach. The café was busy with people enjoying their morning coffees and scones. Although it was a bit early we were in the mood for lunch (well I was anyway, I had been searching for a Cromer crab sandwich) and the ALMOST 2 YEAR OLD was hankering for a SNACK. 

The staff were kind and service was quick. Lyra devoured half her GIGANTIC tea cake (with butter and jam) and a huge glass of apple juice all the while declaring it "LICIOUS". I really enjoyed my Cromer Crab sandwich (on white  I love crab and I especially love Cromer Crab so I was bound to be pleased, but it was HONESTLY a good sandwich. Simple, just dressed crab and butter, but GOOD. I ended up putting the salad from the side inside the sandwich just for some crunch, but that is just what I prefer. The crab, of course, was lurrrvly. 

Highchairs available, but I didn't check out the changing facilities (will do next time). 

The Jetty Cafe

11 High Street 
NR27 9HG 

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