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This isn’t a complete list of where to eat and drink in Cambridge but we’ve made sure our favourites are included. We’re quite partial to good coffee and cake and really think parents should be able to eat out with their children without sacrificing quality.

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Cafes, snacks and cake!


Afternoon Tease

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

Museum cafe

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



Hot Numbers

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


M&S Café

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


Urban Shed

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





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