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Cafe @ the Library

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Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

On a very busy Easter Saturday my family and I wanted some where for lunch, as the usual places were very busy we went to the Library Cafe, been before but not for a while. Plenty of places to sit, there were 6 of us, although service was a bit slow the food was very good, lovely quiche, baked potato... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

In Cambridge for just a few months, I joined the library and received a voucher for a free coffee. That was my introduction to the café - a wee gem up on the third floor which I might well have missed. Now I have lunch here regularly. The café is spotlessly clean, the food is unpretentious (though admittedly the menu... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

I am not sure I want to share this secret but the cafe in the library in Cambridge is great with good service and food cooked freely every day at a very reasonable price it is indead a Good place to go to have lunch when shopping in Cambridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Good place for a quick coffee,, very good cakes and good value quiche and salad. II love that it's in the library so can be combined with returning and borrowing books and just browsing, no pretensions just good value food

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1 Thank Montezuma36
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I went for a coffe yesterday before my cinema movie. I just love this bar its stunning on the inside. The service was good, the price ? well I guess they have to charge you a bit more as they are an independent coffe shop. Nice music, the toilets are awesome and very clean. I had a cappuccino and the... More 

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1 Thank LaPaols2134
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had heard this was a pretty good place to come for a bite to eat and so popped in here to check it out while shopping in Cambridge. We found it to be clean and tidy with a fair selection of savoury and sweet eats available. To give you an example, we had 2 bacon and tomatoe baguettes (which... More 

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Ely
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Always call in here for lunch when in Cambridge. Food excellent and not too crowded as the tourists have not discovered this wonderful cafe. Great value and one can sit and people view from the window looking down into the Arcade.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Called in for lunch and had a delightful tuna and sweet corn quiche with salad. Very good value for money too.

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Thank bapton
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

A great place to take a break from study and enjoy a bite. The chicken curry is delicious and the homemade soups are above par as well. Definitely didn't go hungry during my year of study at Cam. Highly recommend trying it out if you haven't already. PS. It's only really worth it though if you are planning to visit... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

A very nice place for some cheap food and drink. The place is very popular do fills up quickly but they do use fairtrade for coffee and cold drinks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

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