breakfast in Cambridge

Whether it’s a traditional full English, waffles or French toast you eat for your breakfast, a really good quality, utterly delicious meal really is the best way to start 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 independents 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.



5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LDVegetarian and vegan food in Cambridge

This vibrant community hub offer a completely vegan menu of brunch, lunch or cake options. It is a multi-functional venue providing space for art exhibitions, performances, workshops, feel good activities and other events. An ethical and sustainable place to eat.


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?

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. featured in our best places for coffee in Cambridge here.

Scott’s All Day:

Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 2AZbrunch in Cambridge Scotts

Scott’s make delicious pizza but they also serve a brilliant breakfast. Visit at the weekend for the bottomless brunch- for £35 you can enjoy ‘American style pancakes with lashings of maple syrup; sourdough toast laden with Baba Ganoush, pomegranate and radish; a Full English with sausage patties from Mill Road Butchers. ‘ 10-2.30 Saturday and Sundays. You can also order from the brunch menu.

Tell us about your favourite places for breakfast in Cambridge in the comments below! Fancy a great quality coffee? See our recommendations here.

Bit late for breakfast? Find our best Cambridge brunch and bottomless brunch venues here.

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