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Michaelhouse Cafe

The Michaelhouse Centre, St Michael's Church | Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU, England
+44(0)1223 309147
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Ranked #82 of 508 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a busy day in Cambridge Firstly, it is a quiet oasis in the busy city. Based in a church the surroundings are beautiful, with some seating on a mezzanine level overlooking the nave. Queues built up over the busy main lunch period, but staff seemed to keep on top of the orders. At nearly... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Converted church - beautiful. First rate home-made food. A bit hippy/veggie. Go after 3pm (?) when what’s left is cheaper! Counter service which is a pain, it can take ages. Nobody clears tables. Horrid noisy chairs. Overall, very very good food and friendly staff. Closed sunday and evenings

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not worth a re-visit. Polite counter staff. Average coffee. Kitchen staff are prepared to serve burnt pancakes and toast. Counter staff apologetic and quick to replace food. Our hunt for a consistently good breakfast in Cambridge continues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Does a good breakfast in a lovely setting. Nice, attentive staff who helped us to find a shop we were looking for. Would recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This a great place for tourists to visit of a spot of tea and cake or a great cup of coffee. It is more of a destination than a restaurant, somewhere to be experienced. The place is in a renovated church and the way they have designed it is genius. But, predictably it is not all good. The prices are... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited family in Cambridge for four days and we had lunch here twice! Service is brilliant, food is delicious and there is a wide variety! Also the homemade lemonade is beautiful! Staff are very friendly.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went here on a Saturday morning with around 8 people for breakfast. I think might expectations were too high as in fact it turns out to be just an okay cafe. Just be aware if you order anything with bread the slices are way too thick and over take everything with them.

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Lund, Sweden
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Coffee unexpectedly good, but food a real let down. Ordered a bacon sandwich - bacon way over-cooked and bread stale and inedible. French toast not much better - stale thick wedge that had cursory coating of egg. Shame, nice location and service

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Cambridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Really beautiful and historic venue in the heart of Cambridge. It really is a delightful place, which still has a spiritual atmosphere. It's an unusual building where the centre chapel or 'chancel' is still in use as a place of woship but the outer area has been I suppose desanctified in some way for use as a cafe. The food... More

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178 reviews 178 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by late in the afternoon for a cup of tea, were tempted by the scones on the counter and glad we were. They tasted fresh and were nice and moist. Along with portions of clotted cream and raspberry jam and strong tea they made an excellent afternoon tea. If the weather is nice you can sit outside and really... More

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