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Prolific vegan entrepreneur Loui Blake is opening a three-storey plant-based cafe, restaurant and bar in Norwich.

Erpingham House, located at 22 Tombland, will open over the weekend of May 26-27

It will house a cafe serving hot drinks, juices and lunch, as well as a restaurant with becomes a cocktail bar at night.

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Blake, who is originally from Norwich, conceived the idea after struggling to ‘equally enjoyable and nutritious’ food as a vegan.

He said: “The menu is entirely free-from animal products and mostly gluten-free. It offers a healthier, more conscious way to eat and drink out.

“Seeing the building and knowing its history, I wanted to restore it in a way that breathed new life into it and offer something new to the city.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.