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Cafe @ the Library

Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
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6 Oct 2017
“Read and Eat”
15 Jun 2017
“Really nice and quiet”
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Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
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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 22 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
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....More

1  Thank LaPaols2134
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...More

2  Thank Ench1
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  • Address: Grand Arcade, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
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