Saturday, 19 March 2011

Stickybeaks Cafe, Cambridge, UK

Just a quick post on a new independent cafe that has appeared in the chain-opoly that is central Cambridge. Stickybeaks Cafe is tucked away on Hobson Street and offers a daily changing lunch menu, along with a range of cakes and drinks. I popped in for a late lunch yesterday with the male companion person and had a very nice (and at £4, reasonably priced) frittata with crab and artichoke, while he had a selection of salads.

It seemed rude not to sample some cakes too, so along with a genuinely chocolate-y hot chocolate I had a lamington which was light and not too sweet either.

I liked Stickybeaks. It wasn't doing anything amazing but it had a bright, homely interior and provides an alternative to the numerous Costas, Neros and Starbucks that populate the town centre.

I suspect it's going to be popular though and they could really do with trying to increase their seating, as once the word is out nabbing a table may become rather tricky.

Stickybeaks Cafe
Hobson Street
Cambridge CB1 1NL

11 comments:

Deepa said...

Am really looking forward to going very soon, it makes a change to have a cafe where they actually make the cakes and other food instead of buying it in.
Yum!

TheFastestIndian said...

Thanks for the speedy comment! Totally endorse that about the food- and it was all very tasty. My only concern was the seating really as we had to do quite a bit of lurking before there was a free table!

Ino said...

I had almost forgotten about it, might try and get there today!

TheFastestIndian said...

Have fun if you make it there!

oxslip said...

Lamingtons are amazing, I love them an dyou'd can't get them much though I think they are a very Antipodean thing. Maybe the owners are Aussies?

oxslip said...

I hope they open an outpost in Oxford, can't move for chains, can't get a decent piece of cake easily

TheFastestIndian said...

I first heard about lamingtons on Neighbours so definitely associate them with Australia (also had a free one from Quantas at Brisbane due to a flight delay). Didn't detect any Aussie accents here though, but am still grateful for quality cake!

XingyMingy said...

I'm a Cambridge student and I love trying the cafes that aren't chain owned (I would recommend Tatties on Trinity Street next time, they do all sorts of pastries like baklava and other yummy things :)

Am going to try this place and the lamington when I'm back next term! :D

TheFastestIndian said...

Hello XingyMingy! Yes, good tip- that's reminded me I've not been to Tatties for years and I should correct that. I've also just had a quick look at your blog- the sushi cake is amazing!!

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DaveS said...

Speaking of independent cafes in Cambridge, have you been to the cafe in Nord, the scandinavian furniture shop on Bridge Street? It seems like it might be up your street...