Where to eat in Cambridge, UK
“If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? — not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?”
It seems like I manage to share food guides only once I’ve left a place. So here is my second post on where to eat and what to do when you find yourself in Cambridge.
Why Cambridge? Well… I first moved to the UK in 2013 and I spent the first couple of weeks there with friends, in… Cambridge. At that point, my life was a mess, I was desperately looking for a new beginning, I had no clue what I was going to do, where I was going to live and if I’d even survive. After a week of commuting to London to start my
As I settled in London and started to enjoy the busy life of a big city, the memory of Cambridge and its confusing streets faded along with all the recollections of my previous life in Italy. Little did I know that Cambridge would soon become such a special place for me. In 2015 I moved there for a summer internship and moved in with my boyfriend. Three months later, I was still in Cambridge and coming to terms with the fact that we might stay there for a little longer. I missed London terribly and felt that Cambridge had nothing to offer – gee was I wrong! In the two and a half years we lived in Cambridge, we explored almost every alley and tried as many restaurants as our poor PhD pockets could afford. We even got engaged and married there!
So when friends and family came over from Europe, the US and even Australia for our big day, I wanted to make sure they could make the most out of their weekend. I created two maps: one with all food places, organised by meals/types of cuisine, and one with different walks you can go on. I’ve copied below my
Hope you enjoy and let me know if what your favourite spot is!
Cambridge has a large number of street food vans that move around regularly. As such, they are not included in the map, but I’ve listed my
- Holy Schnitzels
- FiredUp pizza
- Steak and Honour
4 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB
BREAKFAST PLACES / CAFES
51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG
There’s actually two branches, but only this one offers a full brunch. But they both have their very famous chelsea buns!
The Watermill, Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY
Very good food and brunch. There’s even an old functioning mill inside! If you go to the toilets, there’s posters of what the restaurant used to be (well, at least in the women’s toilets).
- Espresso library
210 East Road Cambridge, CB1 1BG
- The emperor
21 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1NW
- Urban Larder
9 The Broadway, Cambridge CB1 3AH
- Tom’s cakes
32 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 2A
- Sea Tree
13-14, The Broadway, Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3AH
- Butch Annies
23 Market St, Cambridge CB2 3PA
196 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3NF
- Cambridge Wine merchants
2 Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ
18, The Broadway, Cambridge CB1 3AA
- La Margherita
15 Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AF
- The Petersfield
2 Sturton St, Cambridge CB1 2QA
You can read more about this one, in its own post.
- The Royal Standard
292 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3NL
- Old bicycle shop
104 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DP
- Calvery’s brewery
23A Hooper St, Cambridge CB1 2NZ