breakfast in Cambridge

A really good quality breakfast can be utterly delicious and most definitely the most important meal of the day. The use of freshly baked bread and top quality ingredients is the key to finding the best breakfast in Cambridge. Here are our top 5 in and close to the city.

Urban Larder

9 The Broadway, Cambridge CB1 3AH

best breakfast in Cambridge

Mill Road located Urban Larder  serves locally sourced cakes, soups, salads and more. For a tasty and satisfying breakfast, why not try one of their sourdough toasties? There are plenty of fillings to choose from to please every taste. Breakfast baps are on offer too and of course their great coffee. Being served kerbside to takeaway during lockdown.


Michael House Café

Trinity Street Saint Michaels Church, Cambridge CB2 1SU

With a daily changing menu, Michael House Cafe have a great range of breakfast and brunch options including Bircher muesli and eggy bread! Serving breakfast, lunch, or coffee and cake, this is a big favourite with locals. Currently closed during lockdown.


253 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1BG

breakfast in Cambridge

Stir has an onsite bakery so sells fresh breads and pastries alongside cooking their top quality locally sourced produce. Try some of their fabulous brunches or superfood breakfast bowls which will most definitely set you up for the day. How about a Welsh rarebit, smashed avocado and poached eggs on their freshly baked bread, or eggs Benedict? The bakery remains open during lockdown with an online shop to enjoy their delicious goodies at home.

Hot Numbers

Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ & 4 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA

Choose your location for breakfast in Cambridge as Hot Numbers has shops on both Gwydir and Trumpington Street. Enjoy top quality coffee from their roastery alongside their large selection of tasty breakfast and brunch options. Dishes include shakshuka, porridge, breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, and a delicious selection of pancakes with various toppings.  Open for takeaways during lockdown.

Little Acre:

7 Crown St, Saint Ives PE27 5EB

breakfast in Cambridge

Ok, so this one is out of the city in St. Ives but well worth the trip. Choose from a classic full (or vegetarian) English breakfast, the most delicious avocado toast with poached eggs and crispy onions, breakfast sandwiches and also Buddah bowls, Little Acre really does have something for everyone. Take cakes home for elevenses as the brownies really cannot be missed. Offering a takeaway menu during lockdown.

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