What We Do

We serve light breakfasts, tasty lunches and hearty dinners, all made on the premises with fresh, local ingredients.

During the day we are a counter-service café, in the evenings we are a traditional bistro. 'Please see our current opening times on our contact page for Evening Details.

We stay open between mealtimes so whether you're on 'holiday time' and want lunch at 3pm, or just want to pop in for a drink, we'll always do our best to fit you in.

We're fully licensed, with a range of real ales (including Golden Panther, brewed in Reepham) and carefully selected wines, plus tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Everything is made on the premises, including our baked goods, and available to eat in or take away.

Our meat and fish are sourced from reputable, long-established local suppliers such as butcher Icarus Hines, fishmonger JJ & CAS Davies and Lizzie's Fruit and Veg. We use Norfolk produce whenever we can.

" Small but well staffed. All local products including Cromer crabs. All food is excellent quality and good value "
30 July 2014
" the old rock shop bistro is a lovely place, the atmosphere is warm, friendly, and the homemade mince pies were delicious ! we will be back! "
12 October 2014

Vegetarian options are always available, and we'll always do our best to meet any other special dietary requirements, including gluten-free and dairy-free options – although we do recommend booking or calling in advance if you can.

We are family friendly (smaller portions available), fully wheelchair accessible and welcome well-behaved dogs on leads.

To book a table, just call us on 01263 511926.


We open at 8am sharp to serve light breakfasts such as scrambled eggs, egg and bacon, toast, freshly baked pastries, tea and coffee.

" The Cromer crab and sausage sandwiches and sausage rolls being particularly delicious; and reasonably priced. They also do coffee top-ups for £1 a cup. As noted, the majority of their food is locally sourced. "
21 October 2014


Choose from filling main meals including home-made chilli con carne, baked potatoes and Cromer Crab Specials – or just grab a lighter bite with a baguette, sandwich or hot bowl of soup.

" An excellent evening with a lovely cosy atmosphere. The food was wonderful and the service attentive but not intrusive. Being a local here I always use this shop for coffee, as it is the best in town !! "
30 July 2014


Our evening menu offers favourite dishes from around the world, served simply and at fantastic prices (Served from 5pm. See our current opening times). Typical starters include Thai spiced fishcakes or sticky barbecue ribs, while popular main courses include local sausages with mash and gravy, our award-winning seafood chowder and home-made quiche. You can also enjoy some succulent Cromer crab or choose from our regularly changing specials.

Tea and coffee

We serve refreshing leaf tea (including decaf, fruit and herbal) and rich Lavazza coffee throughout the day, along with our traditional home-baked cakes, pastries and sausage rolls. And if you just need that extra buzz, we’ll refill your coffee for only £1.

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