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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 

Baldock, Tapps Garden Centre
Tea room at garden centre in Baldock.  
Booking recommended.

Tel: 01462 896302

A selection of lighter meals are on offer (baked potatoes, sandwiches, quiche, etc.) and good tea and coffee. 

Booking recommended.

Tel: 01462 896302

A selection of lighter meals are on offer (baked potatoes, sandwiches, quiche, etc.) and good tea and coffee. 

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Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.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Photo is out of date and shows a previous cafe at this location called The Barn Tea Rooms.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

Baythorne Hall, Tarka's Cafe
Small café at Baythorne Hall.  
Access only from A1017. Booking recommended.

Closed Mondays

Tel 01440 785680 

Access only from A1017. Booking recommended.

Closed Mondays

Tel 01440 785680 

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 

Cambourne, Greens Coffee
Coffee shop and restaurant in Cambourne.  


Mon-Sat: 08:30 ?17:00
Sun: 10:00?17:00

5 High Street Cambourne, Cambridgeshire CB23 6JX
01954 714902
 


Mon-Sat: 08:30 ?17:00
Sun: 10:00?17:00

5 High Street Cambourne, Cambridgeshire CB23 6JX
01954 714902
 
Chippenham, La Hogue
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.
 
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
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

 
Debden Barns, Elder Street Café and Deli
The Elder Street Cafe and Deli is a cafe at Debden Barns.  

Booking recommended. Tel. 01799 543 598

The map and photo show the current (2016) location of this cafe; prior to 2015 it was about a mile further east, in the location now occupied by The Mutton and Kipper Cafe


Booking recommended. Tel. 01799 543 598

The map and photo show the current (2016) location of this cafe; prior to 2015 it was about a mile further east, in the location now occupied by The Mutton and Kipper Cafe

Duxford, Cafe 19
Recreation Ground, Hunts Road, Duxford CB22 4RE  

07977 408605 

07977 408605 
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 

Fordham, Simpsons Nurseries
Cafe in garden centre on the western edge of Fordham.  
We typically visit for morning coffee.

Simpsons Nurseries Ltd
42 Station Road
Fordham
CB7 5LW

01638 720194
 
We typically visit for morning coffee.

Simpsons Nurseries Ltd
42 Station Road
Fordham
CB7 5LW

01638 720194
 
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.
 
Godmanchester, Grand Piano Café
Grand Piano Cafe  

43 Cambridge Street
Godmanchester
PE29 2AY
01480 437 080 

43 Cambridge Street
Godmanchester
PE29 2AY
01480 437 080 
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 

Great Saling, Andrews Field
This simple cafe is in the same room as the control centre of a working airfield, which makes it a fascinating place to visit.  
Booking recommended.

Open every day 8:30am to 9pm
Breakfast until Noon
Lunch until 3pm

Andrewsfield Millibar, Saling Airfield, Stebbing, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 3TH
Tel: 07923 981900 for bar (airfield: 01371 856744)

Approach from the west along the road. Don't be put off: you can cycle right up to the control centre, but look out and give way to aircraft. 

Booking recommended.

Open every day 8:30am to 9pm
Breakfast until Noon
Lunch until 3pm

Andrewsfield Millibar, Saling Airfield, Stebbing, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 3TH
Tel: 07923 981900 for bar (airfield: 01371 856744)

Approach from the west along the road. Don't be put off: you can cycle right up to the control centre, but look out and give way to aircraft. 

Harrold-Odell Country Park
Dragonfly café is located in the same building as the visitor centre, at the Harrold end of this country park.  

July 2021: "The Dragonfly café is currently open for takeaway service only, daily from 10am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm weekends. They may close early in severe weather conditions. ...currently only serving takeaway hot & cold drinks, cakes, crisps, sausage rolls and pasties."

01234 721 525 

July 2021: "The Dragonfly café is currently open for takeaway service only, daily from 10am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm weekends. They may close early in severe weather conditions. ...currently only serving takeaway hot & cold drinks, cakes, crisps, sausage rolls and pasties."

01234 721 525 

Haslingfield, Mohak Cafe
11a Church Street
 
 
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. 

High Easter, Snug Cafe
Small café serving breakfast and light lunches.  

Open 7 days/ week.

Tel: 01245 230 715 


Open 7 days/ week.

Tel: 01245 230 715 

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 
Langford, Ivel Valley Coffee Shop
Coffee shop at Langford Nurseries and Garden Centre  

Henlow Road, Langford, Beds SG18 9SD


Tel: 01462 700292 


Henlow Road, Langford, Beds SG18 9SD


Tel: 01462 700292 

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 

Newmarket, Victor Victoria Coffee
This cafe is located in a pleasant backstreet close to Newmarket town centre.  
(It was previously called "Coffee and Co").

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

(It was previously called "Coffee and Co").

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

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 

Nuthampstead, The Woodman Inn
Pub in Nuthampstead which we visit either for a pre-arranged coffee stop or for lunch.  

Nuthampstead, Herts SG8 8NB
01763 848328 

Nuthampstead, Herts SG8 8NB
01763 848328 

Oakington Garden Centre
Cafe at small garden centre.  
 
 
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 

Oundle, Beans cafe
Cafe in the centre of historic oundle.  

During school terms:
Mon-Sat: 8am to 7pm
Sun: 9am to 6pm

During school holidays:
Mon-Sat: 8am to 6pm
Sun: 9am to 5pm

1 New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 4EA
01832 270007 

During school terms:
Mon-Sat: 8am to 7pm
Sun: 9am to 6pm

During school holidays:
Mon-Sat: 8am to 6pm
Sun: 9am to 5pm

1 New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 4EA
01832 270007 

Perry, Harbour View Restaurant
This cafe/restaurant is right next to Grafham Water, by the Mander car park just west of Perry.  

Booking optional - recommended for large groups.

Tel: 01480 812110 

Booking optional - recommended for large groups.

Tel: 01480 812110 

Potton, The Boundary Cafe
Cafe on the site of Potton Football and Cricket Clubs.  

The Boundary Café, The Hollow, Biggleswade Road, Potton, SG19 2LX

07496 622793 

The Boundary Café, The Hollow, Biggleswade Road, Potton, SG19 2LX

07496 622793 

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. 

Saffron Walden, The Curious Goat
Small café  

8 Cross Street

Booking recommended.

Tel: 01799 521806 


8 Cross Street

Booking recommended.

Tel: 01799 521806 

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, The Local Cafe
Traditional cafe offering cooked breakfasts and other, mainly fried, meals.  

10 The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BN 

10 The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BN 

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. 

St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park
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 

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 

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 

Sturmer, Sturmer Nurseries
Tea room at the Nursery.  

Tel: 01440 706416
Open Sundays, closed Thursdays. 

Tel: 01440 706416
Open Sundays, closed Thursdays. 
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. 
Thurleigh, Scald End Farm
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. 


Thursday to Sunday from 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed Mon-Wed

Booking recommended. 

Tuddenham, Garden Centre and Coffee Shop
Coffee shop at the garden centre.  


Tel: 01638 715362 


Tel: 01638 715362 

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 

Westmill Tea Room
Westmill Tearooms, Village Green, Westmill Herts SG9 9LG   

Small tearoom - booking essential.

01763 274236 

Small tearoom - booking essential.

01763 274236 

Whitwell, Emily's Tea Shop
Charming cafe, popular with visiting cycling clubs.  

Booking recommended.

Emily's Tea Shop, Water Hall Farm, The Valley, Whitwell SG4 8BN
01438 871928

Emily's Tea Shop is rather hidden-away amongst farm buildings and can be hard to find. From the High Street, turn down The Valley, which doesn't look very promising until you go down it and see the entrance after a short distance on the right. 

Booking recommended.

Emily's Tea Shop, Water Hall Farm, The Valley, Whitwell SG4 8BN
01438 871928

Emily's Tea Shop is rather hidden-away amongst farm buildings and can be hard to find. From the High Street, turn down The Valley, which doesn't look very promising until you go down it and see the entrance after a short distance on the right. 

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

Willingham, Auction cafe
Café at Willingham Auctions.  

Now open 7 days 9am-5pm (Sundays 9:30-4pm)
Tel: 01954 261252 

Now open 7 days 9am-5pm (Sundays 9:30-4pm)
Tel: 01954 261252 
Willington, Blossom Café (at Home & Garden Centre)
The Blossom Café is located at the back of the Home and Garden centre.  

Tel: 01234 838070 

Tel: 01234 838070 

Wimbish, Bonnefirebox cafe
The Bonnefirebox cafe is in a small retail centre called "Elder Street and Taylors Barns".  

Open 9am-4pm Tue-Sat. Closed on Sundays.

Booking recommended.

Elder Street, Howlett End, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2XA

Tel. 01799 521161.

The premises were previously occupied by the Mutton & Kipper café. 

Open 9am-4pm Tue-Sat. Closed on Sundays.

Booking recommended.

Elder Street, Howlett End, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2XA

Tel. 01799 521161.

The premises were previously occupied by the Mutton & Kipper café.