Cambridge Foodie: New Restaurants in the City

New restaurants in Cambridge. Something to suit all dietary requirements and occasions. 

It is come and go at the moment. Lots of change in Cambridge and beyond. A few years ago, we saw the boom of the burger. Now it is bread, pizzas, small plates and alternative choices.

What are these alternative choices you say? Some places are difficult to be labelled, but do restaurants need to be put in a box? Or can we not just say, they serve good food? The provenance of food is becoming far more important than putting it in a category. We are a lot more selective about our choices. Demand less packaging, avoiding plastic and slow food is now the new trend.

At the time of writing this article, one of the exciting new places in Cambridge is not open yet. Perched on the corner of Mill Road and Kingston Street, a new neighbourhood cafe is set to open by August. Scott’s All Day Cafe is a cafe by day and a casual pizzeria by night. They’ll be serving great coffee, brunch and lunch every day, and sourdough pizza, beer and cocktails in the evenings from 7.30 am till late.


Scott’s All Day Cafe

Scott Holden is a familiar face in Cambridge. He moved to Cambridge from London in 2013 to manage Fitzbillies after running some of London’s best casual restaurants. He fell in love with the diversity of the food in Mill Road, while living in the area. Coming back from working in Canada and the USA, where he worked his way through tonnes of pizzas, many delis and corner joints from Brooklyn to the Bronx, he was keen to build a home-from-home for locals with friendly faces and comforting dishes. Check them out, the menu looks pretty awesome.

New restaurants in Cambridge 

Small plates

The award-winning Indian restaurant Prana have introduced Tapas style food which is excellent paired with their extensive gin menu.


Maurizio Cambridge is now offering delicious pizzas with interesting toppings from Sunday to Thursday in the evening. Excellent with one of their fantastic wines! 

Grain Culture


The popularity of Maison Clements from Hills Road is spreading. They have taken over one of the oldest bakeries in Newham, Cambridge.

Grain Culture is the talk of the town at the moment when it comes to their bread offering. Luca kicked off at the market in Ely and now sells his bread at Meadows in Newham and his pop up bakery in Ely on Saturdays. His bread is also available at selective cafes.


So chuffed that we have another deli in Cambridge. Meadows is open from Friday until Sunday, serving locally sourced food and their own pastries.

Restaurant 68

New restaurants in Ely

Keep an eye out on the developments in Ely. It is all happening there now. Restaurant 68 Market Street opened its doors in July and is becoming one of the locals favourites already. Make sure you book a table to avoid disappointment. Locally sourced, alternative choices.

Comfort food in Cambridge 

Another amazing cafe on Mill Road has opened their doors, Modigliani is set up by two Italian brothers serving excellent coffee, delicious pastries, focaccia and a mean Tiramisu.

The well-known Chesterton Pub, the Green Dragon has had a makeover and we rather like it. Without doubt one of the best riverside pubs, it’s not just a place to head over for a riverside view. There’s excellent food including daily specials too.



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