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Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.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Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.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

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 

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.  

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

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

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. 

Swavesey, The Nook
Takeaway cafe in Swavesey
 
 
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