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Stepping Stones Café

A modern, exciting café and social enterprise in the heart of Norwich.

Stepping Stones Café serves more than just great food and coffee, the cafe is a training and skills social enterprise set up to meet the needs of the young people in YMCA Norfolk’s supported housing services. Many young people come into supported housing because of homelessness, chaotic backgrounds, family breakdown and other difficult and complex circumstances. This has often affected their education and ability to move forward in their career pathways. Stepping Stones Café helps to transform the lives of vulnerable young people locally by providing real life work experience, training, skills and links into employment.

Who we are working with?

The development of Stepping Stones Café has been thanks to our wonderful partners who have generously supported us in getting the cafe up and running, through to providing employability skills, work experience and even job opportunities.

  • Norwich Hoteliers Association
  • Sprowston Manor Hotel
  • Business in the Community
  • City College Norwich

Get Involved

If you are a young person within YMCA Norfolk, and would like to find out more about Stepping Stones and how you can learn industry skills and gain valuable work experience, please speak to your support worker.

Find Us

  • Opposite Norwich Bus Station, Surrey Street, Norwich
  • Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 3.30pm
  • T: 01603 877955

Our Food

Whether you’re looking for lunch on the go or a leisurely coffee, our menu caters for the needs of caffeine cravings and rumbling tummies. We serve a range of delicious hot and cold home-made meals and satisfying snacks prepared fresh on the premises. You can relax in our vibrant cafe, or, if you’re in a rush, why not pre-order or take away.

In a hurry? If you would like to place order and collect for a time of your convenience please phone 01603 877955.

Corporate Catering

We know that tasty food can enhance business lunches and breakfast brunches. We have a range of menu offers for meetings and corporate lunches to satisfy the needs of businesses and organisations across Norwich. We provide buffets with delicious sandwiches, finger food platters, cakes and fruit and can tailor our menu’s to suit your requirements.

Our excellent catering team have a wealth of experience and will ensure the success of any event – leaving you to relax and enjoy your function.

To discuss your requirements just get in touch!