Shopping for plants can be hungry work and in recent years one the of key ingredients of a good garden centre has become its café.

We have created a list of some of the best garden centre eateries in Norfolk, with many offering breakfast dishes and afternoon teas.

1. Coffee Haven​ at Sprowston Garden Centre

Where: Blue Boar Lane, Norwich, NR7 8RJ

The Coffee Haven is a hit with visitors due to its popular afternoon teas and range of vegan options. 

Customers can also get a range of breakfasts and lunches in the restaurant, which is dog friendly, with specials and a children's menu too.

READ MORE: 7 of the best garden centres to visit in Norfolk

The outside space with comfortable seating and a covered area is the perfect spot for sunny spring and summer days.

2. Nottcutts, Norwich

Where: Daniels Road, Norwich, NR4 6QP

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Nottcutts offers a delicious menu of breakfasts and lunches, from a simple cheese scone or slice of cake to full hot meals.

Freshly made, this menu is worth a pit stop amid filling your trolley with houseplants, homeware and garden items. 

3. Lime Kiln Kitchen​ at Thetford Garden Centre

Where: Kilverstone, Thetford, IP24 2RL

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Customers can visit the Lime Kiln Kitchen at Thetford Garden Centre which celebrated its 40th-anniversary last year.

The Lime Kiln Kitchen won Best Garden Centre Restaurant in 2022 at the Garden Centre Association (GCA) awards.

From breakfast and brunch to lunch and Sunday dinner, Lime Kiln Kitchen also offers afternoon tea.

4. Four Seasons​ at Wymondham Garden Centre

Where: Tuttles Lane Eeast, Wymondham, NR18 0EP

The centre's café, Four Seasons, serves homecooked food using locally sourced produce for breakfast and lunch.

The menu ranges from breakfast classics to sandwiches and cakes, to main meals featuring honey-glazed gammon, egg and chips and curry of the day.

5. Vera's at Meales 

Where: A.G. Meale & Sons, Stalham, NR12 9LJ

Vera's offers breakfast, lunch and a selection of homemade cakes and savouries.

Afternoon tea is served from midday to 3pm Monday to Saturday.

Food is prepared fresh and using local and own-grown produce as much as possible.