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Cafe @ the Library

Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
21 Mar 2018
“One of the best cafes in central Cambridge!”
6 Oct 2017
“Read and Eat”
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Cafe, British
Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came across the recommendation for this café whilst searching on Trip Advisor for a place to get a “snack”. When we eventually found the Library in Cambridge, the café was tucked away in a corner on the third floor. Initial impressions were that of a...More

Thank Norfolktraveller77
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I love this cafe! The food is good, the service is too, and there’s always room to sit down! Prices aren’t ridiculous like the chain cafes nearby.... I would highly recommend a visit!

Thank HanLum30
Reviewed 6 October 2017

While this cafe is not some gourmet establishment, it is a nice place for a quick break. Since I used the library regularly, the cafe was a welcome spot for a cuppa and a snack. Service was friendly and efficient.

1  Thank bmkay
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I often go to this cafe to enjoy a good read or to have a study session. The cappuccinos are really well-made and the cakes that they take are delicious and invitingly exposed. The ambience is quiet and comfortable... the only drawback is that water...More

1  Thank Chiara C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Wow what a fab gem of a place they serve lovely food at good prices and the portions are also very good I love their soup.

Thank AngelaandRichard47
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A true cafe in the traditional style. simple menu with no frills, it's perfect for folk who are secure enough to not need to be 'cool'! Staff are old fashionedly formal so it's nice for the more mature among us. I guess it's more for...More

1  Thank UlsterFryNo1
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,...More

1  Thank Pat I
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...More

1  Thank Genevoise750
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...More

2  Thank Marie E
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

2  Thank Montezuma36
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  • Address: Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
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