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Indigo cafe

8 St. Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, England
+44 1223 368753
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (16 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8 St. Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the basis of the reviews but had a few surprises. Coffee was ok but not fantastic. Flapjack was overly sweet. The surprises were: they only take cash. Nearly all the seating is up a steep staircase. You order on the ground floor...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Suejelliott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little coffee stop! We only found it by chance but so glad we did, coffee was excellent I can't comment on the cake but my husband who doesn't have a sweet tooth said he would have done more than one if I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank caz_1963_foody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely small cafe, just tucked back away from the main tourist route. Best hot chocolate I've ever had, and a great selection of cakes too. Whenever friends come to visit I always take them here for coffee. Better and cheaper than Starbucks/ Costa! According...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank katie2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away on St Edwards Passage, just off Kings Parade, is the friendliest cafe in town. Emanating individuality and quirkiness at every turn, Indigo is a small student-run cafe that serves delicious, organic, home-made food. Hot drinks are served in mugs you’d expect to find...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wildwill215
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We saw the signs and as we were already in search of hot drinks decided to pop in. The cafe is tiny with seating in various areas, however it must be very popular as it was pretty much full. We ordered 3 hot drinks and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thisisour0pinion
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is how all coffee shops and cafes should be. We stumbled across this amazing hidden gem by accident and what a great find it was. It oozes individuality - it's quirky, cosy and has such a great vibe. The staff are extremely helpful, friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Food was decent and tasty for a sandwich to drop by as a take-away, but the whole place is really minute and I wouldn't really recommend sitting in. It's hard to have a conversation that isn't overheard and vice versa. I mean it's not like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A F
cafitiere, Owner at Indigo cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed the food. We do have more tables upstairs, away from the door but not necessarily any further away from chattering customers. Thanks for dragging us down the trip advisor rating board by docking us stars for our size.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The lady serving was extremely friendly and accommodating to find us a table. A small coffee shop with a good price menu for the food, although we didn't eat, we had a lovely espresso and latte.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ronnies342
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

On a small, central but quiet street, wedged between a church & a secondhand bookshop we chanced upon this café. Sandwiches, toasties, great homemade soup, biscuits and cakes are on offer here. It is quirky and cosy, the staff are kind & helpful. Indoor (mostly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ViMi76000
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great little cafe serving excellent cappuccinos in cosy surroundings with friendly staff. Combined with a visit to The Haunted Bookshop just next door for a wonderful selection of secondhand children's fiction, it offers the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan B
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30 August 2017|
Response from MS2129 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Here is the number they have on their Facebook page: 01223 368753 If this is not correct, then I would suggest you contact them directly via Facebook. :) M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 6
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 St. Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 368753
  • E-mail
We're a tiny, independent coffee house in central Cambridge, we serve freshly prepared sandwiches, ciabattas, bagels, salads and soups. Because we make food to order, you can get an overfilled ciabatta with bacon, stilton, chutney and salad...or just a grated cheese sandwich with no crusts for your toddler. We also love coffee, and we have lots of different sized cups in which to sell it to you. We like to chat, and we especially like nice customers who don't mind sharing their table. We don't have wi-fi and we can't take cards, so bring some cash and come and say hello.
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