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The Michaelhouse Centre, St Michael's Church | Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU, England
+44(0)1223 309147
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in nice surroundings.

Called in at beginning of our shopping trip. Pleasant staff, good selection of cakes and plenty of seating. Service was quick and efficient. And as an added bonus....nice clean toilets!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in at beginning of our shopping trip. Pleasant staff, good selection of cakes and plenty of seating. Service was quick and efficient. And as an added bonus....nice clean toilets!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good food, well presented. Brilliant, gooey Chelsea Buns. There's always a fresh choice of food on the daily menu alongside the regular dishes.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been here a few times and always enjoyed the tea, coffee and snacks available. Great service at a reasonable price and usually a exhibition of photographs or paintings on show.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came upon this cafe by chance while looking for a quick lunch prior to a guided tour. Loved the bread (wholemeal) which they bake on the premises each morning so it tells us. My sandwich was packed with cheese. My husband had the bacon buttie and while expensive it had the bacon hanging out of it. Nice coffee. I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was cycling around Cambridge when I spotted the Michaelhouse Cafe. It isn't an easy find but my word is it a beautiful building which lends itself to a pleasant atmosphere to stop for a lovely cup of tea and I have now visited several times. The menu is limited but the food is of good quality if not a... More 

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Cairo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My last review has disappeared from TripAdvisor for some reason - why are they so afraid of bad reviews? These are the rudest people I have ever met, and rather than getting reviews removed when they don't like them, they should just focus on not treating customers like idiots.

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East Anglia, UK
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great environment when you first walk in, but being busy, you wondered if you'd get a table. Canteen-style food server (although some dishes are cooked to order), good servings, a number of options. The staff on when I visited were friendly, although more table-clearing would have been good. Costs felt reasonable for a city-centre lunch. Not always easy to find... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I love the setting and I keep returning hoping that it will be live up to my expectations, but quite consistently the service is poor and the food is decent, but given that you are being asked to pay £7-10 for self-service lunch one would expect a higher standard.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love it. The cafe has a lovely peaceful atmosphere with spacious seating. The food is great, the cake is great, the service is friendly. The food is sourced and made locally and they make an effort to use Fairtrade brands. It's also a reasonable price and they do some good deals later in the day. The food may not... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a great coffee shop - with spacious seating and free wifi. It's located inside a church. Really liked sitting on the 1st floor loft.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Michaelhouse Centre, St Michael's Church | Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1223 309147
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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