Cambridge is well known for its University, but you’ll be glad to know there’s much more to eat than those student staples of pizzas and kebabs! Families visiting Cambridge can choose from riverside pubs, independent coffee shops, award winning delis or quick and simple diners.

1. Stir Bakery

Independent, local and sustainable is the award-winning Stir Bakery, which has gained a cult following since its opening in 2016. As well as its exquisite pastries and top quality coffee, families love it for its comfortable and spacious interiors. Also a selection of toys and blackboard walls for the kids to draw all over – genius!

Address: 253 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1BG

Phone: 01223 778530

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2. The Olive Grove

This family run Greek restaurant gets top marks from parents thanks to its fast, fuss-free food and truly welcoming atmosphere. The menus champion fresh, seasonal cuisine, using sustainable sourced ingredients wherever possible, and catering to gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets with aplomb. There is no specific children’s menu, but Greek classics such as juicy skewered chicken, pitta bread and dips are sure to please the little ones.

Address: 100 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DP

Phone: 01223 778575

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3. Herbie’s American Diner

You can’t go wrong with an American diner when there are hungry mouths to feed, and Herbie’s is possibly the best one in Cambridge, receiving rave reviews. The location is a bit off the beaten track, but the staff are fantastic with kids, who will love the indulgent burgers, loaded fries and milkshakes, Check the website for regular special offers, such as kids eat free on Fridays! One of the best kids friendly restaurants in Cambridge.

Address: Huntington Road, Cambridge CB24 4RE

Phone: 01954 780001

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4. Aromi

An authentic Sicilian deli serving fresh filled ciabbattas, amazing pizza and the best gelato in the city. This popular place now has three branches, all of which can get busy at lunchtime, so either stop for a quick ice cream and drink, or order a pizza to take out and eat in a sunny green spot.

3 Addresses: 1 Bene’t Street |  3 Peas Hill | 30 Fitzroy Street

Phone: 01223 300117

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5. La Pergola Restaurant at the Wheatsheaf

Perfect for a pub lunch, this Italian restaurant is located at The Wheatsheaf, a 17th century coaching inn surrounded by rolling countryside. The Italian owners are really welcoming to children, who have their own Sunday Lunch menu offering a traditional roast dinner, or excellent fresh pasta and pizza.

Adults can enjoy more sophisticated wild boar ragu or shank of lamb. All dishes use the highest quality ingredients, including vegetables and hens eggs from the garden.

Address: Cambridge Road, Cambridge CB23 1HA

Phone: 01223 260005

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