Since moving to Norfolk, Tom and I have vowed (when I say Tom and I have vowed, I mean that I’ve just spontaneously decided) to explore the villages around us and become true Norfolk..ians.
We stumbled across the little market town of Wymondham last weekend – with its tall abbey towers, historic architecture and friendly village market. I felt as if I’d fallen, Wonderland-style, into a musical drama. It was a drama of the VonTrapp-variety in which a young, fairly-attractive yet rebellious nun fleas Wymondham Abbey for want of a life of adventure, and gets as far as the local coffee shop, aptly named The Coffee Shop, where she picks at a cheese scone and seductively eyes up a handsome stranger.
If only the cheese scone had been fully satisfying our heroine may have had an epic journey in this quaint market village, but alas she was distracted by the ghost of George Bernard Shaw leaving enticing messages on a little old blackboard and coaxing her inside a cafe bar for burger and chips.
The LT Cafe Bar (short for Lemon Tree) answered all of our weekend prayers, not only because it used a literary quote as a marketing tool but because the sun was shining and we could sit outside. If you are headed to The Fine City (that’s Norwich by the way) for a short break or a big weekend of the Radio 1 variety, then I highly recommend this exceptionally well-run cafe for a spot of lunch. It’s only a short walk from the market square (Damgate Street to be exact), the staff are amazing, and the building itself is full of character. It was absolutely packed for lunch around 1pm too, which I’m told is a good sign.
Have you ever been to Wymondham? Or better yet, have you ever been to The Lemon Tree?