Café gets alcohol licence and launches sister takeaway on coast

The Artisan Café in Alby, owned by Tim Atkins, now serves alcohol.  

The Artisan Café in Alby, owned by Tim Atkins, now serves alcohol. - Credit: The Artisan Café

You can now enjoy your favourite tipple alongside tasty food at a north Norfolk cafe.

The Artisan Café at Alby Crafts and Gardens, off the A140, has now been granted an alcohol licence.

The business serves coffees, cakes and a range of breakfasts and lunches and from May it will stay open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays too. 

The garden at The Artisan Café. 

The garden at The Artisan Café. - Credit: The Artisan Café

It also hosts themed evenings, with the next a pizza and pasta event on Friday, April 29.

Owner Tim Atkins can now serve alcohol too, including wine, cocktails, local ales and beers.

He said: "It is customer driven as people were asking for it and we have already had people sitting down for lunch with a nice glass of red." 

There is a focus on local produce at The Artisan Café. 

There is a focus on local produce at The Artisan Café. - Credit: The Artisan Café

He also recently opened Asian-inspired street food takeaway Artisan 2 Go in Church Street in Cromer.

It has proved popular with options such as belly pork and crispy cauliflower wings, with mocktail slushies available too.