2 weeks ago I got a text off my lovely boyfriend Dan telling me that he had booked us a date on the 26th November but would not tell me what it is, which is good for him because he is rubbish at keeping secrets! The day came around and we set off following google maps and ended up outside the cutest little cafe ever called Cupcakes and Bubbles hidden away on Timber Hill. It took me a second to realise what we were doing but then I remember that I had tweeted about how cute this place looked and how much I would love to go there. So Dan, being the good egg that he is, had booked us a table for an afternoon tea (and I realised I had found myself a keeper)
The cafe itself has a small shop at the front selling lots of lovely treats from cards to candles and coffee to choctails but the best part is they have a range of dog friendly treats. The doggy popcorn was was the highlight for me but they also had an adorable selection of canine cupcakes from the barking bakery. If you have a dog and you’re in Norwich definitely stop by to pick them up some goodies!
Tracey took us to our seats and I cannot give her enough praise for what an amazing hostess she was. She was so unbelievably friendly and it made me feel like I was in the comfort of someones house as it was so cosy and welcoming. We started with a bottle of Prosecco (an interesting choice from Dan that led us to be walking around Wilkos rather tipsy at 4 in the afternoon) which was really yummy and then Tracey bought out our plate of goodies. The finger sandwiches came in 4 different flavours and tasted really nice but the highlight for me were the scones. They were so delicious and you could really tell that they were made fresh on that day. Seeing as Christmas is fast approaching we were also given some mini mince pies to put us in the mood. Next there were cupcakes and brownies that smelt amazing but we just could not get round to eating them in one sitting. Tracey put them in a box for us to take away though so I am happily snuggled up in bed eating my chocolate and peppermint cupcake as I write this (Update – it is heavenly).
About halfway through our meal (and the bottle of Prosecco) out came a lovely pot of loose leaf tea – who knew it would go so well with alcohol. It was just what we needed, considering the temperature drop in Norwich at the moment, and really added to the cosy feeling that the whole place gave off.
We had such a lovely date and the fact that Dan surprised me with it made it even more special! If you’re in Norwich and looking for a place to escape the cold and have a snug cup of tea and a cake then I couldn’t recommend Cupcakes and Bubbles more! You can also pick up a cup of mulled wine or cider to go if you need a boost to get you through the Christmas shopping. I will definitely be retuning and it is now up there as one of my favourite places in Norwich.
Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x
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