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Top 5 coffee shops in and around Cambridge

Relax, unwind, take a break from the shopping or catch up with friends... the Cambridge area has a plethora of brilliant coffee shops to choose from.

Here’s our top five.

Stir Cafe, Histon, CB24

Stir Histon
Stir Histon

Stir Histon opened its doors in July 2021 in the heart of the village of Histon. Like its sister cafe in Chesterton, it aims to be a social hub of the community and serves an extensive and delicious brunch menu along with coffee from Butterworth and Son, an independent roastery from Bury St Edmunds. Stacks of delicious sourdough, focaccia and rye bread are on the shelves every day, along with cakes and pastries all freshly baked from its bakery in CB4!

  • Opening hours: Open seven days a week: Monday to Friday 7.30am-5pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 8am-4pm
  • Address: Unit 1, 10 School Hill, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9JE
  • Phone: 01223 237008
  • Email: stirhiston@gmail.com

Stir Cafe, Chesterton, CB4

Stir Chesterton
Stir Chesterton

Stir Chesterton

Stir in Chesterton has been open for six years and in that time has become a firm feature of the local community. It serves delicious coffee from Butterworth and Son, an independent roastery in Bury St Edmunds and is rightly proud of the extensive brunch menu on offer as well as its wide range of healthy juices and smoothies. With its bakery next door, it is the perfect way to take home a bit of Stir with you too!

  • Opening hours: Open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday 8am-4pm; Sunday 9am-4pm
  • Address: 253 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 1BG
  • Phone: 01223 778530
  • Email: stircafecambridge@gmail.com

Di Rita’s at No 2 (The Old Bank)

Di Rita'a at No 2 (The Old Bank), St Ives
Di Rita'a at No 2 (The Old Bank), St Ives

The perfect Italian coffee. We are proud to bring a traditional bakery back to St.Ives. Fresh daily breads made from organic flour and our famous sourdough breads. Baking has been in our family for generations… in fact our first family bakery opened in the UK during the war in Cambridge.

Don’t forget to order the fresh Cannoli! And visit our website to see our wonderful pasta, pizza and wine menu in our restaurant, da Vinci.

  • Opening hours: Our bakery is open Wednesday to Sunday (small bakery service from 10am on Sundays serving fresh bread coffee and morning pastries. Lunch from 12 until 3pm). Breakfast, Deli, Bakery & Coffee Served 9-11am
  • Address: 2 The Pavement, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AD
  • Phone: 01480 465737
  • Email: enquiries@diritasitalian.com
  • Web: www.diritasitalian.com


Bridges, Cambridge
Bridges, Cambridge

Bridges has been serving fresh food and amazing coffee from its premises on the corner of Bridge Street and Portugal Place since 1996, where it has become part of a thriving community of food-lovers in Cambridge and many of its regular customers have become lifelong friends.

A family-run business, it is hugely passionate about serving the best quality, home-cooked snacks, lunches and meals, with health at the heart of everything it does.


Fitzbillies in Trumpington Street. Picture: Keith Heppell
Fitzbillies in Trumpington Street. Picture: Keith Heppell

Fitzbillies is a 100-year-old bakery and café with two branches: the original in Trumpington Street and a smaller branch in Bridge Street. Both sell a huge variety of cakes, bread and of course the famous, ultra-sticky Chelsea buns, along with artisan coffee, ice cream and cold drinks. Fitzbillies coffee beans are selected and roasted by Caravan Coffee Roasters. The signature blend is from seasonally selected smallholder co-operatives sourced from Central and South America - always fresh crop and ethically sourced to provide a fair return to the producers.

  • Address: 51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
  • Phone: 01223 352500
  • Email: trumpingtonstreet@fitzbillies.com
  • Address: 36 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UW
  • Phone: 01223 321865
  • Email: bridgestreet@fitzbillies.com
  • Website: www.fitzbillies.com

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