A few weekends ago, I visited Cambridge for the first time ever – I needed a short break from busy London. I didn’t have any expectation toward this university city but it happened to be one of the nicest British cities I’ve seen so far. It was a bit too crowded with tourists so it’s probably better to go there during the week, rather than weekend.
Cambridge is not only pretty but it has also some cool restaurants and coffee shops.
Really good place to read a book over coffee or study for your exams. The coffee was good and I really like the Scandinavian feel décor. Cyclists can store their bikes inside too.
They also do breakfast and brunch but the waiting time for food was very long so we decided to have it somewhere else.
Address: 210 East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1BG
The Old Bicycle Shop
We bumped into this place by accident and it turned out to be a really good brunch spot. It’s a new place with fresh and locally sourced food. We tried eggs benedict and carrot with parsnip hash brown. The food was tasty and well presented. They serve homemade ice tea and lemonade in the cute labelled glass bottles.
Address: 104 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DP
Nice old-school bakery and cafe with friendly staff and good pastries. We had their famous Chelsea bun and cream tea – scone with clotted cream & strawberry jam and a pot of English breakfast tea. Pastries were fresh and very tasty. I also liked the interior which had a cool “Cambridge” neon sign.
Address: 51 – 52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG