The Cambridge Scene: Top 5 coffee shops in Cambridge

The best coffee shops in Cambridge

Every month Cambridge Blogger Tracey Dean will be bringing you the latest from the city’s cultural scene. This month’s column takes a look at some of the best independent coffee hotspots that Cambridge has to offer:



260 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NF


This vibrant café serves ethically sourced coffee using the finest Arabica beans around. The staff are super welcoming and their brunch menu is full of delicious options to explore (I recommend the eggs benedict!) The cafes basement is home to a vintage record store selling an eclectic range of new and second-hand vinyl. 

 COCo Fifteen

15 High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9HX

Launched this year Co focuses on conscious living and aims to have zero waste by the end of the year. The décor is fresh and modern and offers a relaxed atmosphere with a great selection of coffees to choose from. The brunch menu is packed with superfoods and healthy options, I highly recommend the vegan house fry up which was full of flavour and cooked to perfection!


210 East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BG

A trendy coffee shop with in shop bike storage and live coverage of pro cycling events, it’s a fantastic concept for cycling loving Cambridge. Beautifully decorated with excellent coffee including specialty guest coffees to ensure you find your new favourite blend. 


253 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1BG

A social hub, this coffee shop is home to an array of events such as yoga, knit and natter and children’s art classes. They serve an award-winning four bean blend espresso and be sure to check out their signature ‘CB4 Tonic’ that was showcased at this year’s London Coffee Festival. 

Hot Numbers Cambridge HOT NUMBERS

4 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA / Dale’s Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LJ

 With two locations in the city, Hot Numbers has established itself as a firm favourite in the Cambridge coffee scene. They roast their coffee in their very own micro-brewery and the Gwydir Street shop has an impressive events calendar from jazz music nights and artist led drink and draw sessions.

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