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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 505 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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82% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I mean that in a positive way, the gluten free choice in Cambridge is limited, this place and a limited number if others do. Thank you

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First visit to this lovely thriving cafe. Lovely presentaion and home made choices. Good value and service. Would recommend the gluten free macaroons...delicious.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place to eat. Varied and extremely tasty menu, I am a vegetarian and have lots to choose from. The staff are always smiling and eager to help. Portion sizes are huge and can easily be shared by two. Definitely recommend.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Loved Bill Sewells Place Below in Cheapside years ago - one of best cafes ever and still use the Place Below cook book. So standard of food at Michaelhouse v disappointing. Harsh flat white and Luke warm wodges of eggy bread. And kitchen staff conversation about how English people call pantyhose 'tights' clearly audible across the cafe. And £6:40 for... More

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