Our Pocket Guide To Cambridge
Being a local independent business, we’re all about helping our fellow retailers, cafes and restaurants out! We often get asked ‘where’s good?’ and luckily, Cambridge is full of some of the most bespoke and artisan food establishments in the country, so we thought we’d list just some of our favourites here.
If you’re looking for great food to compliment your day out in Cambridge, look no further, we’re sure there’ll be something for you – Don’t forget to tell them that Open Air sent you!
You can’t go wrong with a good coffee! Almost all of these listings are available for takeaway and general cafe dining.
Abantu – First beginning it’s journey in south Africa, Abantu is one of the city’s best secrets. Their blends of fair-trade coffee and tea are divine, as well as using fairly traded or locally sourced ingredients in their food.
Bould Brothers – In our opinion, some of the BEST coffee in Cambridge! A brand that places quality and great customer service above all else!
Bridges Cafe – An absolute staple for cambridge coffee, they’ve been serving since 1996 and continue to operate an amazing family-run business, who are hugely passionate about serving some of the best quality, home-cooked snacks, lunches and meals in town!
Espresso Library – Independent coffee at it’s finest. Their Airy, glass-fronted cafe with bikes hanging from the ceiling is the perfect place to stop, watch the world unwind with an artisan coffee and homemade food.
Fitzbillies – If you’re a pastry or cake lover, then Fitzbillies is a must! From iconic chelsea buns to the finest macaroons in the city, this will send your sweet tooth into a spiral.
Crêpeaffaire – Just thinking about these gets our mouths watering! Fast & fresh, prepared in front of you and made with sweet or savoury natural ingredients, once you’ve tried one of their famous crepes, you’ll never look back!
Want to make a meal of your day out? We’ve handpicked some of our favourites to save you the hassle! From Italian to Japanese dishes, the city is full of all kinds of eclectic food choices!
Nanna Mexico – Keen to try flavours you’ve never quite experienced? We’d always recommend mexican food and Nanna Mexico is the best of the best! Amazing burritos, nachos and vegan options, add some spice into your day!
Doppleganger Burger – A little out of the way from us, but more than worth the walk (or order on deliveroo!) Incredible vegan and plant based burgers, Doppleganger are at the forefront of innovation, flavour and incredible experience!
De Luca Piano Bar – Spiriting incredible music and piano playing since 2014 De Luca is Cambridge’s only dedicated piano bar. Offering incredible pizzas and al fresco dining, they are now open for weather dependent outside table bookings on their stunning terraced rooftop bar.
Wildwood – Incredible italian cuisine. Well-crafted menu offers a wide grill selection and provides something for everyone including, classic pizza and pasta dishes, as well as tasty salads and comforting risottos.
Las Iguanas – Offering a slice of Latin America in a beautiful riverside location. Its handy central location, surrounded by the historic buildings of Cambridge University, makes this the perfect place for lunch with friends or family, a celebration, cosy date or cocktails long into the evening.
The Maypole – Sometimes nothing quite hits the spot on a sunny day like a cold pint and some real food – Serving real ales and craft beers, this traditional pub also offers a sublime Italian style menu.
Cambridge Wine Merchants – Whether you’re looking for a simple tasting session or a bottle to drink in one of the cities parks with a picnic, the Cambridge Wine merchant will have something to tickle your tastebuds! They do have a small selection of outside seating operating on a first come first served basis, but also offer full wine tasting boards.
Pint Shop – In need of obscure and delectable craft ales or incredible pizzas – we’d recommend Pint Shop every day of the week! Now operating on a bookings only basis on Thursday, Friday & Saturdays.
Hopefully there’s something in there that will satisfy your cravings and help enhance your day! If you’d love any more information, speak to our teams! Be sure to tell them Open Air sent you!