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Unit 6 Dales Brewery | Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2LJ and CB2 1QA, England
+44 1223 359966
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Hot Numbers - Independent coffee house and roastery in Cambridge situated...
Hot Numbers - Independent coffee house and roastery in Cambridge situated within wonderful Dales Brewery building, Gwydir St CB1 2LJ and our sister cafe at 4 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA. We roast our own ever changing single origin coffee, stock Fitzbillies famous cakes and employ a lovely team of friendly staff to welcome you. Regularly changing artwork is exhibited across both spaces and live music is performed on a Thursday, Friday and Sunday featuring a great selection of local talent. Free WIFI. Real piano!
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Heaven In A Cup

I first drank hot numbers coffee with a friend Alice Duncan who was herself a true hot numbers coffee addict at the time and still is to this day. I enjoyed myself thoroughly but was not yet hit by the 'bug' as it were. It was when I went through some rather trying times myself that I found solace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
phoenix1993
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I first drank hot numbers coffee with a friend Alice Duncan who was herself a true hot numbers coffee addict at the time and still is to this day. I enjoyed myself thoroughly but was not yet hit by the 'bug' as it were. It was when I went through some rather trying times myself that I found solace in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The coffee is as good as anywhere in Cambridge, but it's the atmosphere that makes it, great music played all day long, live music in the evenings and events put on throughout the month. They're doing a great job and I wish there were more places like this in Cambridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely coffee, great cakes and pastries locally made, fab soup and bacon butties and a lovely salad served at lunchtimes in summer - (panini at other times of the year.) You could take your laptop and put in a day's work here - many do - or simply people watch while enjoying your coffee and listening to some great jazz.... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This review is for the cafe on Trumpington street, rather than Gwydir Street, but I am sure they are pretty much the same. If you are looking for a decent cup of coffee and a very decent piece of cake then this is defintiely the place to go. Forget the major chain coffee shops, the quality of coffee is far... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Sorry, I have to be honest.... I actually had a cup of a different coffee because my first one tasted so dreadful and the second one was just as bad. However, read on! - all is not lost! - If you have tea or water, i am sure this place is fine! - When I visited it was buzzing with... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Would love to have this coffeehouse in my neighbourhood. Very fine coffee carefully prepared together with good food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I love dropping into Hot Numbers. I am on a mission to try all the coffees they make during the next year. Great service too, the guys are always friendly and upbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Please note, this is for the Hot Numbers Coffee shop on Trumpington Street, not at the old Dales Brewery! Recently opened and replacing a very faded and very poor predecessor on the premises. Take their coffee VERY seriously, but I guess that is no bad thing. Very busy with students at 11am (presumably at lecture change) but enough wrinklies there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I don't usually travel this far out of the centre but this coffee shop is worth a visit. I had porridge with dates and honey - delicious. Flat white which the staff were concerned wasn't hot enough, she was lovely and asked me to try it saying she would make it again if I wasn't happy. It was perfect for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Coffee is very good but the service borders on the rude. Food was mediocre but well priced. The atmosphere is great and the cafe is well designed and airy. Would be a much better place if the staff were friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 6 Dales Brewery | Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2LJ and CB2 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 359966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Hot Numbers - Independent coffee house and roastery in Cambridge situated within wonderful Dales Brewery building, Gwydir St CB1 2LJ and our sister cafe at 4 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA. We roast our own ever changing single origin coffee, stock Fitzbillies famous cakes and employ a lovely team of friendly staff to welcome you. Regularly changing artwork is exhibited across both spaces and live music is performed on a Thursday, Friday and Sunday featuring a great selection of local talent. Free WIFI. Real piano!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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