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Trinity Street | Saint Michaels Church, Cambridge CB2 1SU, England
+44(0)1223 309147
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cooroy, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Great place. Coffee is nice. Highly recommend their chelsea buns and their olive oil buns! Love the whole experience.

Thank yvonnep163
Epping, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home-cooked (apparently) healthy food, in good portions, Calm & cool atmosphere. You have to visit the Gents! Special prices after 3pm

Thank lowryepp
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often visit this café as the service is very good and the food excellent and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend the cheese scones. Lovely location.

Thank Trevor C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting - in an old church - is fantastic, and the food is consistently good and reasonably priced. The staff are genuinely nice people. This is definitely one of my favourite places to eat and drink in Cambridge - I have visited hundreds of times and will keep coming back.

Thank JamieandLouise_11
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excruciatingly slow counter service with Cambridge's Mr Rude presiding over the coffee machine and til. I work in a larger, busier restaurant than this so I understand the pressure, but if I spoke to a customer in the way that man spoke to me I would be sacked. I decided to spend my money else where, I suggest you do... More 

Thank jennyliz986
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michaelhouse Café is one of Bill's Cafés founded and operated by food writer and restaurateur Bill Sewell. Bill's Cafés have run Michaelhouse Café since 2008. We popped in to have a quick bite before our daughter's graduation ceremony and it was perfect. The food was healthy, fresh and tasty. It was simple and convenient, fresh and appetising with generous portions.... More 

Thank Helen338
Cambridge, England
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211 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I returned to this restaurant having previously eaten in the venue and enjoyed the food. The restaurant remains an excellent choice for lunch with quality ingredients used to give a tasty meal. The food is reasonably priced. I would certainly return.

Thank Antarctic
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Despite infuriating canteen service this place is a must for lunch. And very cheap after 3 (check it out). Slightly hippy wholesome food, good vegetarian options. Breakfact too - lovely dense home-made bread with scrambled egg.

Thank CambridgeBert
Ryde, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Well-situated, city centre conversion of a church nave into a cafe, but with the choir stall and altar seemingly still functioning for religious services (though not while we were dining one Saturday). Self service for food was efficient, but some aspects need work. Those of us who had the venison lasagne couldn't detect a difference between this meat and other... More 

Thank jimmood
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190 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were in Cambridge today and just wanted a cup of tea and a piece of cake. M&S would have done but it was packed out. My misses suggested we go to a church cafe and see if we could get in there. I'm always a bit suspicious of these places, that I may end up in a happy clappy... More 

Thank DrLawn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinity Street | Saint Michaels Church, Cambridge CB2 1SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1223 309147

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?