Every day our social media outlets are filled to the brim with videos of funky cafés selling rainbow coloured doughnuts, amazing Instagrams of avocado and poached egg on toast, and snapchats of hot chocolates in jam jars.
*Stares at limp ham sandwich*
We’re starting to feel a bit jealous, but there are a number of trendy bakeries and cafés selling top of the line, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and coffees which would be the envy of any instagramer.
Here are a few of the best ones.
Stir Café , Chesterton Road
If you’re looking for a trendy brunch spot, there is no where better than Stir Cafe.
Situated amongst the hustle and bustle of Chesterton Road, breakfast and brunch lovers will be able to tap away on their laptops and enjoy a plethora of delicious food and some of the best coffee in town.
From smashed avocado on toast to homemade granola yoghurt, there’s plenty to enjoy.
And if you really like it, you can hop next door to the bakery and grab a cake to take home.
We recommend having a slice of Stir sourdough toast with honey, it’s not very hipster but it tastes so good you won’t care.
Stir Bakery, Chesterton Road
Walking into Stir Bakery is like walking into a great big warm hug, the smell alone is enough to get you spending.
Freshly baked breads, pastries, and cakes line glass fronted cabinets and bulky wooden shelves. This is definitely the type of place you’d expect to see Nigella walking around with a basket of freshly cut flowers on her arm.
If you’re popping in we’d recommend trying the cardamom cakes, you might be dubious but they taste amazing.
Norfolk Street Bakery, Norfolk Street
This small bakery and café offers visitors a whole host of delicious cakes, breads, sandwiches, pastries and snacks.
With friendly staff, Norfolk Street bakery is the perfect pit stop for hungry workers, students and shoppers in the mood for a tasty lunch.
Everything is freshly baked on a daily basis, and delicious.
We’d recommend trying the Portuguese custard tarts, you won’t be sorry.
Soboro Bakery, Petty Cury
This swanky new Japanese bakery in Petty Cury is well worth a visit.
With beautiful cakes and sandwiches packed full of goodness, this bakery is perfect if you’re meeting a friend for coffee, or if you just fancy whiling away a few hours.
It’s great if you’re heading home too, you can wander in, to the glass fronted bakery, pick a selection of cakes to-go and Soboro will box them up for you to enjoy on your travels.
We recommend the miniature carrot cake loaves, they are packed full of fruit and nuts and the icing is amazing.
Tom’s Cakes, Mill Road
We couldn’t resist featuring this delicious number in our list. If you’re in the market for a hand-made cake, you’ll be hard pushed to find one better than Tom’s.
Every single cake and biscuit is handmade and baked in small batches in Cambridge, with all the ingredients locally sourced.
There are seasonal treats too including light summer lavender or an autumnal Bramley Apple and cinnamon cakes.
You can also get your hands on homemade quiches, brioche and some of the best cheese scones around.
We recommend trying one of the shop’s hard to resist raspberry eclairs, bursting with cream and summer fruits.
Bread on a bike, Cavendish Road
Perhaps the most hipster bakery in town, this trendy eatery doesn’t have a premises. This is the work of one woman and her bike, delivering delicious freshly baked bread to you every single week.
Bread on a Bike, bakes to order every week, offering a selection of four types of bread which can be collected from the ‘bakery’ on Cavendish Road on Thursdays and Fridays.
Each of the breads are sourdough, which means it is made using a natural leaven and long fermentation methods.
Relevant Records, Mill Road
What could be more hipster than bread on a bike? A café below a record shop of course.
Sitting proudly on the trendiest street in town Relevant Records is a must visit for coffee loving musicians, who can appreciate the artistry of good food.
Holding quiz nights, and promising good coffee, this is could be the epitome of hipster dining in Cambridge.
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