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CTC Cambridge

Food and drink stops

See food and drink stops on a map

This page shows a few food and drink stops which may be open during the current Covid-19 restrictions. Many stops have reduced both their days and opening times so we recommend that you check actual opening times directly with the stop.

Tips: You can search for stops by name or by place name. Enter multiple search terms to find stops which match all of them.
Ardeley, Church Farm
Large farm centre, shop and cafe.  

Open 9am-4pm weekends and school holidays. Weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm (term time). 

Open 9am-4pm weekends and school holidays. Weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm (term time). 

Ashwell, Days bakery (takeaway shop)
This is a traditional bakers' shop selling takeaway coffee as well as the usual range of baked goods.  

We usually move to the nearby green to consume the coffee and cakes bought from the shop.

Days of Ashwell, 61 High Street, Ashwell, Herts SG7 5NP
01462 742112 

We usually move to the nearby green to consume the coffee and cakes bought from the shop.

Days of Ashwell, 61 High Street, Ashwell, Herts SG7 5NP
01462 742112 

Ashwell, Rhubarb & Mustard
Delicatessen and coffee shop in Ashwell.  

Tues-Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm
Closed Sun and Mon.

31 High Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire SG7 5NP
01462 743462 

Tues-Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm
Closed Sun and Mon.

31 High Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire SG7 5NP
01462 743462 

Balsham, The Old Butchers Cafe
Small tea shop in the old butchers shop.  
Booking essential for large groups.

35-37 High Street, Balsham
Tel: 01223 892673 

Booking essential for large groups.

35-37 High Street, Balsham
Tel: 01223 892673 

Barton, Burwash Manor, Romano's Kitchen
Cafe in a small shopping complex, occasionally visited for morning coffee by our Saturday social rides.  

Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.

Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY 

Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.

Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY 

Bourn, The Stove cafe
A small café at Manor Farm in the centre of Bourn (Abantu café used to be here).  

Manor Farm, 14 Alms Hill, Bourn CB23 2SH
01954 713976 

Manor Farm, 14 Alms Hill, Bourn CB23 2SH
01954 713976 

Buntingford Coffee Shop
Smart coffee shop in the middle of Buntingford.  

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

61 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 9AE
01763 273940 

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

61 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 9AE
01763 273940 

Burwell, Elk Cafe
Small café in the centre of Burwell.  

105 The Causeway. CB25 0DU.

Tel: 01638 741031 


105 The Causeway. CB25 0DU.

Tel: 01638 741031 

Clare, Platform One Cafe
Cafe in Clare Country Park in the former buildings of Clare Station.  

Booking recommended.

Tel. 01787 277850 


Booking recommended.

Tel. 01787 277850 

Clavering, Poppy's Barn
Poppy's Barn Tea Room, between Clavering and Langley.  
Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and excellent cycle parking.

Breakfast, light lunch and tea. Tues - Sun 9am - 3.30pm.
Tel 01799 812000 

Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and excellent cycle parking.

Breakfast, light lunch and tea. Tues - Sun 9am - 3.30pm.
Tel 01799 812000 

Cottenham, Community Centre
Volunteer-run coffee shop in a former Methodist Church, offering drinks, snacks and light meals.  


Monday: 10:00am  ? 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Friday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm

250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8RZ

 


Monday: 10:00am  ? 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Friday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am  ? 2:00pm

250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8RZ

 
Duxford, Graystones Cafe
Formerly the Wheatsheaf pub, this Cafe, Deli and Bistro opened in 2018.  

4 St Peter's St, Duxford Cambs CB22 4RP
01223 836200 

4 St Peter's St, Duxford Cambs CB22 4RP
01223 836200 

Fowlmere, El Cafecito
Small cafe and coffee roastery   

Deans Farm, Long Lane, Fowlmere, SG8 7TG 

Deans Farm, Long Lane, Fowlmere, SG8 7TG 

Gamlingay, LJ's Sandwich Bar
Welcoming sandwich bar with plenty of seating.  
There is a courtyard behind where there is more seating as well as room for plenty of bikes.

Their bacon sandwiches are very popular with our Thursday rides.
 
There is a courtyard behind where there is more seating as well as room for plenty of bikes.

Their bacon sandwiches are very popular with our Thursday rides.
 
Great Bardfield, The Blue Egg
Food shop, gift shop and cafe/restaurant in a rural location a mile south of Great Bardfield.  
Popular with visiting cyclists.


The Blue Egg, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4PY
01371 811801 (cafe)
01371 811716 (shop)
 
Popular with visiting cyclists.


The Blue Egg, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4PY
01371 811801 (cafe)
01371 811716 (shop)
 
Great Chesterford, Days Bakery (takeaway shop)
Bakery and Food Hall offering takeaway food and coffee.  

5 School Street, Great Chesterford, CB10 1NP 

5 School Street, Great Chesterford, CB10 1NP 

Hawstead, Maglia Rosso
Cycle shop and "cyclists' cafe" in a rural location five miles south of Bury St Edmunds.  
Originally a pub called The Metcalfe Arms.

Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun.

Lawshall Road, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5NR
01284 386884 

Originally a pub called The Metcalfe Arms.

Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun.

Lawshall Road, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5NR
01284 386884 

Henham, Clifford's Tea Room
The Pig Sty tea room (their name) is part of Clifford's Country Store and Farm Shop at Pledgdon Hall.  
Table service with outdoor and indoor tables.

The entrance to Pledgdon Hall is on the B1051 about 1 mile south of Henham. 

Table service with outdoor and indoor tables.

The entrance to Pledgdon Hall is on the B1051 about 1 mile south of Henham. 

Hildersham, The Pantry
Farmshop and cafe located in the back garden of the Pear Tree Inn.
 
 
Houghton, Houghton Mill (NT)
National Trust tea room beside the River Great Ouse at Houghton.  
 
 
Ickleton, Riverside Café
Popular and friendly cafe in a nice lakeside setting just south of Ickleton.  
This is a club favourite which we visit for morning coffee and afternoon tea throughout the year.

Tel: 07542 188541 
This is a club favourite which we visit for morning coffee and afternoon tea throughout the year.

Tel: 07542 188541 
Madingley, Madingley Hall Cafe
Pop-up cafe in the grounds of the Hall.  
 
 
Newmarket, The Bakery at Palace House
A small takeaway shop at the National Horseracing Museum - this has re-opened with new owners.  

The bakery shop is now completely separate from the Tack Room restaurant. The shop has a few small tables in the yard that you can use.

Palace Street, Newmarket CB8 8EP
Tel: 07858 223244 

The bakery shop is now completely separate from the Tack Room restaurant. The shop has a few small tables in the yard that you can use.

Palace Street, Newmarket CB8 8EP
Tel: 07858 223244 

Newport, Dorrington's Bakery
Bakery and small cafe in Newport, a regular mid-morning stop on our Thursday rides.  

Dorringtons Limited, 24 High Street, Newport, Essex CB11 3PQ
01799 541533 

Dorringtons Limited, 24 High Street, Newport, Essex CB11 3PQ
01799 541533 

Old Hurst, Johnsons Farm Tea Room
Farm Shop and Tea Room, with added interest of Nile Crocodiles.  

Tea Room open Tues-Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4.30pm and Sunday: 10.30pm - 4pm

Tel: 01487 824658 

Tea Room open Tues-Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4.30pm and Sunday: 10.30pm - 4pm

Tel: 01487 824658 

Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café
Classic transport cafe on the A10 at Reed.  
Popular with both cyclists and motorcyclists.

Weekdays 6am to 9.30pm
Sat-Sun: 6am to 3.30pm

Silver Ball Transport Café, London Road, Reed, Hertfordshire SG8 8BD
01763 848200 

Popular with both cyclists and motorcyclists.

Weekdays 6am to 9.30pm
Sat-Sun: 6am to 3.30pm

Silver Ball Transport Café, London Road, Reed, Hertfordshire SG8 8BD
01763 848200 

Saffron Walden, Mocha Café
Popular cafe in Saffron Walden, slightly hidden-away in a side alley.  

11 Central Arcade, Saffron Walden CB10 1ER
01799 523695

Best accessed off the High Street (B184), just north of the traffic lights. 

11 Central Arcade, Saffron Walden CB10 1ER
01799 523695

Best accessed off the High Street (B184), just north of the traffic lights. 

Shepreth, Hot Numbers Roastery
The cafe at the Hot Numbers coffee roasting HQ.  

Open daily - check website for times.

Tel: 01223 612207

Located next to Wrights Mower Centre
Cambridge Road, Shepreth
SG8 6RB 

Open daily - check website for times.

Tel: 01223 612207

Located next to Wrights Mower Centre
Cambridge Road, Shepreth
SG8 6RB 

Shepreth, Teacake Café
Village teashop with pleasant rear garden.  

Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Sat: 10am to 4.30pm
Sun: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (Full pre-booked teas only)
See website for December and January times

8 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Hertfordshire SG8 6PS
07565 567023 

Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Sat: 10am to 4.30pm
Sun: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (Full pre-booked teas only)
See website for December and January times

8 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Hertfordshire SG8 6PS
07565 567023 

St Ives, Tom's Cakes
Small cafe in the SE corner of the market place.  

19 Market Hill, St Ives. 

19 Market Hill, St Ives. 

Stansted Mountfitchet, Bear and Eden coffee shop
Family friendly (their words) coffee shop.  

31 Lower Street, Stansted, Essex

Open Tues-Sat (closed Sunday, Monday).

This building was previously "The Bean House" café. 

31 Lower Street, Stansted, Essex

Open Tues-Sat (closed Sunday, Monday).

This building was previously "The Bean House" café. 

Stradishall, Cafe 33
Classic roadside cafe on the A143, popular with cyclists and motorcyclists.  

This cafe has changed management twice in recent years. Prior to becoming Cafe 33 it was operated as Adam's Cafe, and prior to that it was operated as Tubby T's.

Cafe 33, Bury Road, Stradishall CB8 9XX
01440 820009 

This cafe has changed management twice in recent years. Prior to becoming Cafe 33 it was operated as Adam's Cafe, and prior to that it was operated as Tubby T's.

Cafe 33, Bury Road, Stradishall CB8 9XX
01440 820009 

Swavesey, Compass Cafe (Bethel Baptist Church)
This community cafe at Bethel Baptist Church is open every Thursday morning from 10:30 to 12:00.  
It is operated by a variety of local organisations who take turns to run the cafe.

This is a favourite morning coffee stop on our Thursday rides.
 
It is operated by a variety of local organisations who take turns to run the cafe.

This is a favourite morning coffee stop on our Thursday rides.
 
Swavesey, The Nook
Takeaway cafe in Swavesey.  
The village green is nearby, with a few benches and tables. 
The village green is nearby, with a few benches and tables. 
Waresley Park Garden Centre
This garden centre cafe is a perennial favourite of the club, and we visit regularly for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.  

 

 
West Stow, Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park
Angles Café is a large cafe in West Stow Country Park.  

Open daily 10am-4pm

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG
01284 728718 

Open daily 10am-4pm

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG
01284 728718 

Wicken Fen, Docky Hut Cafe
Cafe at National trust nature reserve.  

The name refers to a fen lunch as explained here

The name refers to a fen lunch as explained here