The university city of Cambridge, England has a number of beautiful historic attractions and loads of places for you to enjoy cuppa or a slice of cake. The options are just way too many, but we have narrowed down the five best cafes in Cambridge this spring for you to visit when around.
51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
36 Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UW
This iconic bakery-cafe opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum creates the famous plump, syrupy Chelsea buns that are a local institution. A restaurant serving high-quality food such as egg and bacon pie, confit duck, flagelot soup, and potted venison with crab apple and rosehip jelly. The cafe was rescued from closure in 2011 by local food writer Tim Hayward and have since opened a second branch on Bridge Street. As well as being a great spot for afternoon tea, it also offers a bespoke hamper service of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, perfect for a picnic or on a punt down the river.
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42 Hobson St, Cambridge, CB1 3NL
The vanilla-city centre Cafe has got a reputation in the city for providing delicious, picture-perfect food. The cafe menu changes through the week, with everything from healthy salads and wholesome hot dishes for lunch, to indulgent cakes and puddings. This modern, minimalist cafe is renowned for its sweet treats, the chunky chewiness of the rocky road and the nostalgic taste of the oat strudel slice. The cafe has got a worn and lived-in look and is always busy and buzzing.
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Fitzroy Eatery & Gelateria, 30 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge
The new in town, Aromi is already down as one of the coolest Cafes in the city. It makes for a real Italian experience. Cosy and stylish tables are contrasted with modern art on the shelves. Fresh and fragrant food at relatively cheap prices means that it is often very busy, and you may have to queue for a while at the counter but the menu makes it worth the wait. The dough being prepared and cooked can be seen at the shop window, and the staff are really friendly, which adds to the homely atmosphere.
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The Rainbow Cafe
9a King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ
The King’s Parade restaurant has long been top of the list when it comes to a meat-free meal out. The Rainbow Cafe is unique in Cambridge for serving only vegetarian food and specialising in vegan and gluten free food. Freshly made daily with natural ingredients free from colourings, additives or flavourings. A one-stop-shop for brightening your mood.Guests can eat with a clear conscience here as the wines, beers and ciders are vegan and ecologically produced, all eggs are free-range, and the food is organic.
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St Michaels Church, Trinity St, Cambridge, CB2 1SU
Something completely out of the ordinary — a Cafe inside a historical church, just a short stroll from King’s College. The menus at Michaelhouse Cafe change daily and the food is fresh and tasty. The menu features mouth-watering breakfasts, delicious lunches that boast a selection of the cafe’s famous quiches and casseroles.The Michaelhouse Cafe is wonderful for its setting. If you can grab one of the sofas upstairs, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a tea and scone with its airy, open feel and interesting collection of books and paintings.
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