Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Boho - Norwich

- Now Closed -

60-62 St Benedicts Street

Breakfast served 
Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 2pm

Metered car parking available on St Benedicts Street

The Boho seemed very familiar as it is situated where Taste used to be which I featured on my blog back in 2012. 

Inside is quite small with a number of tables located in different areas.

I done well to get this photo without being seen in the mirror! 

There are plenty of things on the walls and a fresh flower on each table.

Through here is another seating area.

The cakes looked great but I managed to resist the temptation.

The Full English & Veggie breakfasts have been added to the menu since my visit.

I was delighted when the ketchup arrived in a squeezy tomato.

I enjoyed a great flat white coffee whilst waiting for the breakfast to cook.

Tea is served in a pot and extra hot water to top it up was offered too.

The breakfast was stacked in the centre with items around the edge and it tasted excellent!

The pork sausage was good quality with a great texture.

 The black pudding was delicious but there was just half a slice.

 I have tried homemade baked beans a few times now but these were the best I have eaten and the added lentils worked really well.

Hidden between the toast and eggs sat the delicious bacon.

This is the veggie breakfast served with haloumi.

I had attempted to go for breakfast at The Boho twice before but it had been closed on both occasions so third time lucky I thought. To be sure they would be open I phoned first to check, I also asked how late they served breakfast till and was told 2pm, they are open until 3pm though so I can't be certain. Safe in the knowledge I would be able to be eating breakfast there today I headed to St Benedicts Street...

Upon entering - Inside is fairly small but nicely decorated with lots to look at on the walls and a selection of books to browse through. Traditional furniture, vintage crockery, fairy lights and ketchup in squeezy tomato bottles blend together nicely and make it a delightful place to dine in. Each table has a fresh flower, salt, pepper, sugar lumps and a menu. Your order is taken at the table and everything bought over, simply pay on the way out. When I was here the Full English and veggie breakfasts were not listed on the menu but they have since been added which is great news! 8/10

Service - The waitress and chef here are really friendly, efficient and helpful. The waitress found out for us what the breakfast included, the chef also came out checking everything available would be ok for us and also explaining the baked beans were homemade. The drinks arrived first and the waitress offered more hot water for the tea pot a bit later. The food arrived in good time and the chef asked how it was at the end. 9/10

Contents - 1 sausage, 2 slices of bacon, half a slice of black pudding, 2 fried eggs, half a grilled tomato, mushrooms, homemade baked beans and a slice of toast. 7/10

Presentation - The bacon and fried eggs were stacked on top of the toast in the centre of the plate with the other items surrounding this, everything was huddled together quite nicely. 7/10

The food - A delicious quality pork sausage and tasty black pudding with a nice course texture. The eggs with their nice runny yolks were perfectly placed on top of the toast with the bacon sandwiched inbetween making every mouthful breakfast heaven. The mushrooms cooked in a quality oil were really delicious and the tomato was packed full of flavour. The homemade baked beans were easily the best I have ever tasted, the added lentils gave them a great texture and the flavour of the sauce was spot on. 9/10

Value for money - The full English breakfast, a veggie breakfast, a flat white coffee and a pot of tea came to £14 which was money well spent as the food was delicious! 8/10

Veggie option - Yes, Haloumi, fried eggs, mushrooms, tomato, homemade baked beans and toast. 

Overall - A lovely place with a nice interior and friendly staff, definitely worth a look and you just have to try those delicious homemade beans! 8/10


  1. hi, thanks for the great review of The Boho Norwich really happy with your comments, we have taken on board your suggestions and i am happy to say The Full English & Veggie Boho Breakfast are now listed on our menu any chance we can have a few extra points :-) thanks again for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon cheers darren, jon from The Boho Norwich

  2. Hi, Great to hear that the delicious breakfasts are now listed on the menus. Scores increased and article edited to reflect the change. Keep up the great work!

  3. I've noticed the same, often closed when they are supposed to be open. Bit annoying really.