Cambridge has no shortage of fabulous and unique coffee shops, just waiting for us to try. Whether your popping out and meeting friends or going for a solo coffee fix, there are so many wonderful, sweet cafes to choose in the city.
I’ve put together my top six cambridgeshire recommendations. We are honestly so lucky to have such wonderful independent places across the county
Ask any coffee lover about Hot Numbers coffee and watch their eyes light up. Hot Numbers is iconic across Cambridge city and whats even better is they make their own blend -which is to die for. If you know me from my instagram, you’ll knew I’m always banging on about how much I prefer tea. This is not the case when a Hot Numbers Coffee blend offer is on the table.
Hot Numbers has two sites across Cambridge city. You’ve got the option of Gwydir street, a little further out of the main city but just off the iconic Mill road – prefect place to spend an afternoon. This location is the bigger of the two and is a wonderful spot for an afternoon date, there’s often live music in the evening too!
The second location is right on Trumpington street, really easy to access if you are coming into the city from Trumpington park and ride. The spot is slightly smaller of the two, so I recommend having a morning coffee date here, just to be sure to get a seat. Hot Numbers is extremely popular so there is also a busy, exciting vibe happening in both of its locations.
I will add, Hot Numbers do have a great brunch menu also, so definitely consider that planning your next brunch visit to Cambridge.
If you come to Cambridge and don’t check out Fitzbillies, then you should be arrested. Fitzbillies is the home of the WORLD FAMOUS Cambridge Chelsea buns and oh my god they are HEAVENLY. It really is criminal to not try one at least once.
They have two locations across Cambridge City Centre, both really conveniently places by the River Cam, so the perfect takeaway situation. Grab a coffee, your buns and go watch some iconic punting fails by the river.
Bould Brothers Coffee
These guys recently hit Cambridge with a bang. Bould Brothers Coffee has been been a welcome addition to Cambridge. Both spots create a charming atmosphere with a really cool vibe. This is one of the spots I have been to yet, so i really cant wait to grab a morning coffee here before a trip into town.
The locker Cafe
The Locker cafe, is a wonderful, family run cafe with a cool artsy vibe right round the corner from Jesus Green in Cambridge. I love this place as its right of the beaten track from the city but it also has this really cosy quality about it. There’s so much happening here and I’m sure once lockdown is over, these guys will get back to having a busy event schedule for their cafe.
Oh my. Aromi has such a special place in heart. Partly because these guys do the best pistachio flavoured anything. Honestly, Just ask for the pistachio latte and you will MELT. We are lucky to have three Aromi hotspots across the heart of Cambridge. Its a family run business and I’m so please to see a local business do so well across the city. It’s also worth grabbing a couple of the gorgeous sweet treats they have the most wonderful creations.
Since we moved out of Cambridge city, we have been visiting St Ives a fair bit for the odd day trip. I’m glad we did otherwise we wouldn’t have discovered one of our favourite local coffee shop spots, Tom Cakes. I’ve since learned that Tom’s Cakes had a location in Cambridge and one coming to Ely soon. So pretty much the whole of Cambridgeshire is covered for a delicious tea and cake moment.
One thing: I actually really love going to Tom’s cakes by myself when I get the chance. The St Ives set up is the perfect place to set up alone with a good book or sit there with your planner and get organized for the week ahead.
I am honestly hankering for a good cup of coffee and piece of cake right after going through all of these wonderful coffee places! Hopefully you can all get to one of these wonderful cafe spots!