Tombland House, Norwich, Norfolk. NR3 1HF.  Tel +44(0)1603 652 097.  Email:

Opening times: Mon-Fri 08:00-15:00 | Sat-Sun 09:00-14:00

Welcome to Blue Bear Coffee Co, Tombland, where every sip tells a story of impact and compassion. Our not-for-profit coffee shop isn't just a place to savour the finest brews; it's a community hub that brews positive change. Here's why you should come and visit us:

Brewing Goodness

At Blue Bear, every cup counts. As a not-for-profit establishment, all proceeds are reinvested into helping eradicate modern day slavery and human trafficking. Your daily caffeine fix becomes a catalyst for positive change, making every sip even more satisfying.

Local Flavour, Global Impact

Our commitment extends beyond our coffee beans. We source our beans ethically, supporting local farmers and promoting sustainable practices. By choosing your cup of something hot from Blue Bear, you're contributing to a global effort to build a more equitable and eco-friendly coffee industry.

A Cosy Oasis for Everyone

Blue Bear Coffee Co, Tombland is more than just a coffee shop; it's a welcoming space for all. Whether you're a freelancer looking for a quiet spot to work or a parent in need of a break, our cosy atmosphere and friendly staff make it the perfect place to unwind.

Empowering Communities

Through partnerships with global organisations, we empower those affected by human trafficking and slavery to start again through training programmes, education initiatives, and employment opportunities. By enjoying your favourite brew at Blue Bear, you're directly contributing to their growth, prosperity and freedom.

Social Impact on the Menu

Our menu isn't just a list of beverages and snacks; it's a testament to our commitment to social impact. Every item reflects our dedication to quality, sustainability, and supporting those who have been exploited. From fair-trade coffee to sweet treats, each purchase makes a positive difference.

Events that Inspire

Blue Bear Coffe Co, Tombland is not just a coffee shop; it's a hub. Join us for events, workshops, and discussions that inspire positive change. We believe in fostering connections and building a network of like-minded individuals who want to make a difference.

Transparent Giving

We believe in transparency. Our financial statements are open for everyone to see, ensuring you know exactly how your support is making a difference. Blue Bear Coffee Co, Tombland is not just a place to get your caffeine fix; it's a platform for collective impact.

Your Cup, Our Cause

With every purchase, you have the power to make a difference to those who have suffered the effects of slavery and human trafficking.

Come and visit us and see how your love for coffee transforms into a force for good. Come for the exceptional brews, stay for the good chats, and leave knowing that your visit has made a meaningful difference. Cheers to coffee with a cause!

"Such a lovely place! I came on the day of their launch 🚀 I was very well received by the owners. Their coffees are delicious as well as their donuts. I highly recommend, go support them for a great cause, they’ll tell you more!" iitsantoine, 2023

"Wonderful coffee, I really recommend and there are Cold brew and V60. Good service from the owner and he has a great knowledge about coffee." Abdullah Alshammari, 2023

"Best coffee in town, we will definitely be making this our regular spot. Great cause and very friendly service. Plus our little girl loves her blue bear!" Lee Daniels, 2023

We're also a Speciality Coffee Training Centre!

Come and learn how to pull the perfect espresso and pour a flipping good flat white!

Our 2-hour crash course covers everything from learning how to dial-in the perfect espresso shot, to sharing insider tips on pouring some classy latte art.

In your 1-2-1 training session, you are free to target the areas which interest you most. For home baristas, it may be milk texturising and latte art, for those in hospitality, it may be how to master fast, efficient workflow.

All classes are conducted in our unique Espresso bar in Tombland Norwich, so learners can experience what it's like to work behind the machine of a highly reputed speciality coffee shop.

All classes are conducted after shop closing hours 15:30 - 17:30hrs, Mon-Saturday. (*Maximum of 4 learners in a group).

Drop us a message and let's get you booked in!


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TOMBLAND HOUSE, NORWICH, NORFOLK. NR3 1HF | Tel: +44(0)1603 749 342. | Email: