Cafes, snacks and cake!
Lovely café but no room for buggies (although there is covered space outside).
Why we like it: Great coffee, lovely atmosphere and usually a gluten free cake on offer.
Address: 13 King St, City Centre, Cambridge CB1 1LH
Coffee, cake and ice-cream
Why we like it: Ice-cream keeps the kids happy but adult flavours like salted caramel mean the parents get their ice-cream fix too!
Address: 21 King’s Parade, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 1SP
Tel: 01223 329068
Fitzwilliam Museum Café
Why we like it: Great location for families in its own right and a lovely cafe to boot!
Address: Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tel: 01223 332900
Coffee, cake, art – Hot Numbers also roast their own coffee for you to take home
Why we like it: One of our favourite cafes. Where new mums sit side by side with freelance workers on their laptops. Amazing coffee, lovely atmosphere
Address: Units 5/6, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, CB1 2LJ
Tel: 01223 359966
John Lewis Café & Restaurant
Department store cafe and restaurant. Sign up for a John Lewis loyalty card for a free hot drink and cake each month
Why we like it: Convenient, especially with toilets and baby changing on the same floor.
Address: 10 Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3DS
Tel: 01223 361292
Part of St Andrews Street Baptist church
Why we like it: It’s pretty simple fare but there’s a play house & boxes of toys and books to keep toddlers entertained and plenty of room for buggies. Also a nappy change which is handy
Address: 43 St Andrew’s St, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 3AR
Tel: 01223 566030
Why we like it: Kids lunch boxes and simple sandwiches are a hit with young children
Address: Market Square and the Beehive Centre
Cakes and fresh salads
Why we like it: Not really much room for buggies in here, although there’s usually a couple squeezed in, but we love the salads and cake
Address: 42 Hobson St, Cambridge CB1 1NL
Tel: 01223 359397
Baked potatoes and lots of fillings & all day breakfasts
Why we like it: Baked potatoes & beans = happy kids (at least in my house)
Address: 11 Sussex St, Cambridge CB1 1PA
Tel: 01223 323399
Coffee shop on King Street
Why we like it: Lovely coffee and cake and quirky décor make this a hit. Reasonably spacious too
Address: 62-64 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LN
Tel: 01223 324888