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CTC Cambridge

Food and drink stops

See food and drink stops on a map

This page shows those food and drink stops which are known to be open during the 2020 Covid-19 restrictions.

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
Covid-19 status (12 July): Cafe now open.  

Large farm centre, shop and cafe.

Open every day 9am to 5pm. 

Large farm centre, shop and cafe.

Open every day 9am to 5pm. 

Ashwell, Days bakery (takeaway shop)
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open with slightly reduced range.  

This is a traditional bakers' shop selling takeaway coffee as well as the usual range of baked goods.


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

This is a traditional bakers' shop selling takeaway coffee as well as the usual range of baked goods.


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

Ashwell, Rhubarb & Mustard
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open and with courtyard seating.  

Delicatessen and coffee shop in Ashwell.

Mon: Closed
Tues?Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm

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

Delicatessen and coffee shop in Ashwell.

Mon: Closed
Tues?Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm

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

Balsham, The Old Butchers Cafe
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open with courtyard seating.  

Small tea shop in the old butchers shop. Booking essential for large groups.

35-37 High Street, Balsham
Tel: 01223 892673 

Small tea shop in the old butchers shop. Booking essential for large groups.

35-37 High Street, Balsham
Tel: 01223 892673 

Bourn, The Stove cafe
Covid-19 status (07 July): Open all week for takeaway.  


A new café at Manor Farm in the centre of Bourn (Abantu café used to be here but they have now relocated to Wysing Arts).

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


A new café at Manor Farm in the centre of Bourn (Abantu café used to be here but they have now relocated to Wysing Arts).

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

Burwell, Elk Cafe
Covid-19 status (4 July): Open 10am - 3pm.  

Small café in the centre of Burwell.
105 The Causeway. CB25 0DU.

Tel: 01638 741031 

Small café in the centre of Burwell.
105 The Causeway. CB25 0DU.

Tel: 01638 741031 

Chippenham, La Hogue
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

Farm shop and large cafe about a mile south of Chippenham. We typically visit for lunch.

La Hogue Farm Shop and Cafe, Chippenham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PZ
01638 751 128

The entrance is on the unclassified road to the south-west. Warning: it is not possible to use this road to cross the A11.
 

Farm shop and large cafe about a mile south of Chippenham. We typically visit for lunch.

La Hogue Farm Shop and Cafe, Chippenham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PZ
01638 751 128

The entrance is on the unclassified road to the south-west. Warning: it is not possible to use this road to cross the A11.
 

Clare, Platform One Cafe
Covid-19 status (02 July): Open for takeaway Wed to Sun.  

Cafe in Clare Country Park in the former buildings of Clare Station.
Booking recommended.

Tel. 01787 277850 

Cafe in Clare Country Park in the former buildings of Clare Station.
Booking recommended.

Tel. 01787 277850 

Duxford, Graystones Cafe
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

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

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

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

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

Finchingfield, Winners
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

Tea rooms and restaurant facing the village green in this popular and picturesque village.

Previously called Bosworth's Tea Rooms. Renamed by the new owners.

The Red Lion is almost next door and Zafra restaurant is just around the corner. 

Tea rooms and restaurant facing the village green in this popular and picturesque village.

Previously called Bosworth's Tea Rooms. Renamed by the new owners.

The Red Lion is almost next door and Zafra restaurant is just around the corner. 

Gamlingay, LJ's Sandwich Bar
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

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.
 

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.
 

Great Bardfield, The Blue Egg
Covid-19 status (6 July): Cafe serving food Mon-Sat (closed Sun).  

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)
 

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)
 

High Easter, Snug Cafe
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

Small café serving breakfast and light lunches.
Open 7 days/ week.

Tel: 01245 230 715 

Small café serving breakfast and light lunches.
Open 7 days/ week.

Tel: 01245 230 715 

Ickleton, Riverside Café
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

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 

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 

Lode, Anglesey Abbey
Covid-19 status (25 June): Outside kiosk open for takeaway with small range of snacks.  

Café at National Trust property.
 

Café at National Trust property.
 

Newmarket, Victor Victoria Coffee
Covid 19 status (June 29): New cafe open for takeaway.  
Open Mon to Sat 8am to 2pm.

This cafe is located in a pleasant backstreet close to Newmarket town centre. (It was previously called "Coffee and Co" as per the photo).

12?14 Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8EP 

Open Mon to Sat 8am to 2pm.

This cafe is located in a pleasant backstreet close to Newmarket town centre. (It was previously called "Coffee and Co" as per the photo).

12?14 Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8EP 

Newport, Dorrington's Bakery
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

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 

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 

Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café
Covid-19 status (12 July): Cafe now open.  

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 

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 

Saffron Walden, Mocha Café
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

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. 

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. 

Saffron Walden, The Curious Goat
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

Small café
8 Cross Street

Booking recommended.

Tel: 01799 521806 

Small café
8 Cross Street

Booking recommended.

Tel: 01799 521806 

St Ives, Tom's Cakes
Covid 19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

Small cafe in the SE corner of the market place.

19 Market Hill, St Ives. 

Small cafe in the SE corner of the market place.

19 Market Hill, St Ives. 

St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway with reduced opening times.  

This cafe is in Riverside Park on the western side of the town bridge. We've visited it many times over the years for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

There's a cafe at one end of the building and a kiosk at the southern end.

Ambience Café and Restaurant, Riverside Park, Eaton Ford, St Neots PE19 1HA 

This cafe is in Riverside Park on the western side of the town bridge. We've visited it many times over the years for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

There's a cafe at one end of the building and a kiosk at the southern end.

Ambience Café and Restaurant, Riverside Park, Eaton Ford, St Neots PE19 1HA 

St Neots, Caffe Nero
Covid 19 status (6 July).  
Open everyday.

A larger branch of the coffee shop chain.

50-52 Market Square, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2AA 

Open everyday.

A larger branch of the coffee shop chain.

50-52 Market Square, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2AA 

Stradishall, Cafe 33
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway with outdoor seating.  

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 

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 

Thaxted, Parrishes Restaurant
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  

This restaurant and bar in Thaxted is a popular lunch stop, especially on Sundays.

Booking recommended.

Open 10am - 11pm weekdays (food served 10am -10pm)
Open 10am - 5pm Sundays

36 Town Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2LA
01371 830482
 

This restaurant and bar in Thaxted is a popular lunch stop, especially on Sundays.

Booking recommended.

Open 10am - 11pm weekdays (food served 10am -10pm)
Open 10am - 5pm Sundays

36 Town Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2LA
01371 830482
 

Thurleigh, Scald End Farm
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway with outdoor seating.  

The Tea Room is open all year (except between Christmas and New Year):
Thursday to Sunday from 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed Mon-Wed

Booking recommended. 

The Tea Room is open all year (except between Christmas and New Year):
Thursday to Sunday from 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed Mon-Wed

Booking recommended. 

Tuddenham, Garden Centre and Coffee Shop
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway.  
Fri/Sat/Sun only.


Tel: 01638 715362 

Fri/Sat/Sun only.


Tel: 01638 715362 

Wicken Fen, Cafe
Covid-19 status (25 June): Open for takeaway - card only.  

Cafe at National trust nature reserve.
 

Cafe at National trust nature reserve.