We are a small independent coffee bar in the beautiful coastal town of Cromer on the North Norfolk coast. We serve freshly roasted speciality coffees and a small, carefully considered selection of pastries and cakes. Everything that we serve is sourced from local, independent businesses.
We first opened our doors in 2017 with a small family team. Our first year was a whirlwind; starting the business while still holding down other jobs.
It ended with a party on the promenade which became the catalyst for our North Sea Nights. The team and shop have grown massively since the early days but we haven’t lost our love for Cromer, our regulars and all the dogs they bring!
We completed a refurb in early 2020 when we remodelled the shop using wood reclaimed from Cromer pier and North Sea Nights has now become a regular institution bringing beers and late-night dancing to the promenade.
All the coffee we serve is roasted within a few miles of our shop. Our house blend; Roma, is a traditional Italian espresso blend. Easy drinking and great with milk.
We also have a guest coffee which we change regularly. We have been working with Norfolk Coffee Co in Holt who provide us with a wonderful array of different espresso blends and single origin coffees for those who enjoy something a little less conventional.
All the coffees which we serve are available to buy in 227g retail bags.
All of our packaging is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable, even the cloths we use to clean up with. We offer a good discount for those people that bring their own reusable cups and sell branded Keepcups, and are proud to be a refill station, offering free tap water to anyone, customers or not. Our coffee grounds are saved and go back into our vegetable gardens.
The North Sea way of life.
Since starting the business in 2017 we have grown an army of lovely regulars and built a community that is important to us.
We like to help our friends in business and support anything which helps Cromer grow. We have a close relationship with the North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club and charity, our neighbours on the promenade, who we fuel with good brews for their training sessions. We also run an annual sealed-bid auction to boost their fundraising. We sponsor a few other local sports teams too!
A few times a year we like to transform the East Promenade into a late-night music venue with some live music and DJs playing anything from classic soul, to ska and reggae.
We build an outside bar, and with support from The Gangway and lots of our friends and family, serve local craft beers and ales on draught, our signature espresso martinis and a small selection of wines and spirits. It brings together a beautiful bunch of people of all generations (dogs included) and everybody enjoys a dance while the sun sets over the pier.
Unfortunately we have cancelled the rest of this year’s events due to the prevalence of people bringing their own alcohol and thus jeopardising our license and the safety of the nights. Thank you to our lovely customers and friends that have supported us over the years of North Sea Nights and we hope to find some way to move on from this…