Guide: Gluten Free Cambridge

A gluten free guide to Cambridge has been on my list since I started writing these guides. As Cambridgeshire is my family home, before I moved away for University, it was an obvious choice to write about. Not only is Cambridge a city of beautiful architecture and culture, there are so many incredible eateries to try. You do have plenty of chains around (such as Honest Burgers, Zizzi, Pizza express and more), but I have decided to dedicate this blog post to non-chains. I love to highlight small, local businesses – and we have plenty here!

In this guide, I have highlighted where I believe places to be coeliac-safe, as well as those which are more for those who are just gluten and dairy intolerant. There are a few vegan friendly restaurants dotted in here too. As always, make sure to check my eating out gluten free blog post to make sure you ask all of the relevant questions and keep your health safe. Also make sure to check and triple check with your servers that the establishment is fine for you as they may have changed menus and procedures since writing. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments on this.

Cambridge is a place you must visit if you’re in the UK. I cannot stress this enough. I never appreciated its beauty until I moved away. I hope you adore it as much as I do – and find some gorgeous food on the way xx

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Vegetarian breakfast with vegan cheese at Fitzbillies

Breakfast/Brunch

  • Cafe Blue Sage – This is an unexpected surprise. It is one of the top rated on Trip Advisor and always is recommended. Their breakfasts and brunches are well renowned and definitely not one to miss. Always catering for various food intolerances and allergies.
  • Fitzbillies – This quaint little Cambridge establishment may not look gluten-free friendly upon arrival, but I promise there are options! You’ll find some smoothies, teas, coffee and soft drinks and multiple hot breakfast options. There is a disclaimer on the menu about gluten in the kitchen. However, they take full care. For example, toast is under a salamander so no toaster is used, and there is no flour in the fryers at all. Make sure to book as they are super popular.
  • Harriet’s Cafe & Tea Rooms – There’s quite a large GF menu at Harriet’s. This spans breakfast grill plates to eggs and avocado on toast. Make sure to check for dairy-free options when visiting.
  • Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters – This independent eatery is known for its incredible local Shepreth roastery coffee. They also serve a number of breakfast and brunch options across all of their shops. It doesn’t mention GF on the menu but I assure you they can cater.
  • Millworks –  There’s a couple of gluten and dairy-free options to choose such as the traditional full English. I must say, their gluten free bread is outstanding. Some of the best I’ve had!
  • Old Bicycle Shop –  There are a range of eggs, bread and early plates to choose from. From youghurt and berries to pancakes and avocado toast. Note that they say it is ‘gif’ for gluten ingredients free on the menu. Whilst I feel fine to eat here, make sure to check with your server.

Bottomless Brunch

  • Scott’s All Day – A choice of normal or bottomless brunch here. There are cocktails, beer, fizz and juices as well as various brunch options. The allergens aren’t marked on the menu so be sure to ask your server for options. Their knowledge is impeccable and they have separate preparation and cooking for GF foods too.

Lighter Bites

  • Cafe AbantuThe choice in this Fair Trade coffee shop is more limited for those seeking GF food. Although, if you’re looking for something light then you can get yourself a granola or porridge bowl. These have various toppings which change with the seasons. A little pit stop for a light bite.

100% Pant-based

  • Thrive – A completely plant-based cafe which serves gluten free options. For breakfast, you can grab lighter options such as granola or something more filling like potato cakes with scrambled tofu.
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Nourish Bowls at Stem and Glory

Lunch and Light Bites

Cafes, Sandwiches & Tea Rooms

  • Bread and Meat – As you can imagine – this is more of a sandwich/meat kind of joint. However, they have three options on how to create your meal: sandwich, poutine and the bowl. I’d recommend the latter for gluten and dairy free diets. There are a range of toppings which encompass vegetarian and specials. If you’re a student, you can grab yourself a discount too. Do sit in and adsorb the lush atmosphere of Cambridge city centre. Their outside seating has a beautiful green setting.
  • FitzbilliesLikewise for breakfast, Fitzbillies also has us covered for lunch. There are sandwiches and salads available. The gluten-free bread is SO good you even question it is GF. A must-try if you’re in the area. Accompanied by cake to finish of course.
  • Harriet’s Cafe & Tea Rooms – You can grab yourself a classical fish and chips, soup, fish pie or jacket potato from the hot dishes. There’s also sandwiches and wraps available with a range of fillings if you fancy something colder.
  • Old Bicycle Shop – You can order both lighter and more substantial lunches here. There’s GF and plant-based starters, mains and desserts galore. Small nibbles can be purchased to treat yourself to whilst sipping on a cocktail tipple for something lighter. Note that they say it is ‘gif’ for gluten ingredients free on the menu.
  • Relevent Records Cafe – This is a spot you’d only find if you knew about it. It is actually a ‘recuperation’ above a record shop on Mill Road. They have everything from cakes, baked goods and salads which are all locally made or made in store. They have a vast selection of gluten free, dairy free and vegan goods too – and yes that includes cake!

Market/Street Food

  • Africfood – If you’re needing a quick bite, then pop down to the Cambridge Market Square for some Nigerian cuisine. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well as being fully suitable for a GF diet. When I’ve been before, I noted that pretty much everything, if not all, is gluten free. For more of a sit-down meal, their restaurant is also located on Trinity street.
  • Arepas Station – I go to this place so much that I am forever filling up their loyalty cards. This Venezuelan cuisine is naturally gluten-free (and dairy-free if you omit the cheese topping). They use corn to create the arepas and have a choice of both meat and vegetarian fillings. Note that these are only found on the Market Square at weekends.
  • Nanna Mexico – This is your place for gluten free tortillas! Just as the name may imply – you can get your Mexican street food fix here. There are a few of these establishments dotted around Cambridge so you won’t be far from an on the go type of meal. Here is perfect if you want something small and light when browsing the area or shops. They also usually have vegetarian options and vegan specials to choose from.
  • Taste of CambridgeThis vegetarian and vegan street food stall can be found on Market Street in the city centre. They specialise in falafels, which are served in a salad box for gluten free. There is a lot of bread handled in the kitchen so please be advised this is more for those who are intolerant rather than coeliac.

Mediterranean

  • Cafe Blue Sage – This cute little spot is in the heart of Cambridge on Mill Road – a popular venture for great eateries! The cuisine is more of a healthy Mediterranean style which has an extremely reasonable price range. Think of soups and stews. They’re open from around brunch to mid-afternoon on all days of the week. Ideal for a weekend pit stop.
  • La Mimosa – An Italian restaurant which caters for walk-ins only. The menu is seasonal and covers salads and pastas for gluten-free folk. The food is always top quality, served in an idyllic location.
  • Stazione Resturant & Coffee BarThis is as Italian stye restaurant on Market Hill in Cambridge. They have lots of gluten free alternatives such as pasta and risotto. They even have a dedicated gluten free fryer. I do often find when visiting here that service can be more slow paced compared to other places, so make sure you allow lots of time if visiting.
  • Tradizioni – Another Italian for the list! You’ll also notice quite a lot of the best GF eateries are on Mill Road – in my opinion anyway. All of the pasta sauces here are completely gluten free, with GF penne or gnocchi available. Note they do say that there is a risk of cross-contamination so may be safer for someone who is gluten intolerant. However, many Trip Advisor reviews say that coeliacs have been catered for.

Middle Eastern & Asian Cuisine

  • Little PetraThis traditional, family run Jordanian restaurant is in the heart of Cambridge centre, located on Mill Road. They have a range of starters, light bites, salads and mains to choose from. The menu clearly states all the gluten free options as well as plenty of vegetarian and vegan. Perfect for those of us which require both. There is even soya milk and several types of hot chocolate for us dairy dodgers. The only downside for me is there are no GF options for the desserts. However, I’ve noted plenty of sweet treat spots below you could pop to instead.
  • Sticks ‘n’ Sushi – The best thing about sushi is you can order a few small plates if you’re having lunch or something lighter. Yet it is still so filling. The majority of the menu here can be made to be gluten and dairy free – also with plenty of meat-free options. If you’re a lover of seafood, I’d highly recommend here.
  • The Box Cafe – An independent Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine which is freshly prepared to enjoy in the cafe or for take away. They are based on Norfolk Street. The range of gluten free (and dairy free/vegan) options are vast. They even have desserts! Think salad, moussaka (vegan option), stews and more. A real hidden gem.

Pub Grub & Bistros

  • Burleigh Arms – If you’re looking for a Sunday roast, this little Newmarket Road establishment is the one for you. They have a few GF options, including some that can be made vegan. There is a lunch menu on Friday and Saturday which covers quite a lot of the pub grub. Just make sure to check your options carefully and speak to the server when ordering as some items are labelled ‘can be offered’ gluten free.
  • Millworks I’d say Millworks offers a ‘bigger lunch’ if you do go here. The options are filling and worth the price you pay. There are also plenty of vegan options.
  • The Clarendon Arms Lunch is served on weekends only. There’s a Sunday roast menu which can be adapted for a GF diet. If only they had Yorkshires! The main menu is the same as the weekday evening, with lots of starters and mains. Just make sure to notify your server of any allergens.
  • The Free Press – This dog-friendly, traditional backstreet pub is a short walk from the heart of Cambridge. Everything is locally and seasonally sourced. They have both a courtyard garden for brighter days and large open fires for winter. Whilst there are only a few GF options here, they do span some of your traditional and more unique pub grub. Whilst the starters and small plates are more limited, most of the mains are gluten-free.
  • The Oak Bistro – This quaint little bistro prides itself in making fine, home-cooked meals. They offer both a weekday lunch menu as well as Sunday lunch. The latter even has vegan options! As with dinner, make sure to ask what is gluten free as it is not noted on the menu. However, they do have quite a few options and adaptations.

Steak Houses

  • Cambridge Chop HouseIf you’re fancying a bargain, you can grab the set menu on a Monday to Friday from brunch time to early evening. These are definitely heavier lunches for wanting to fill your tummy rather than a lighter bite. I love it though as it really hits the spot! On the set menu, the GF options aren’t as clear as the mains, so make sure to check these with your server. The main menu is also available for lunch too.
  • Smokeworks – For a slightly more indulgent lunch make sure to check out the Cambridge Smokeworks. The majority of their menu is gluten free so you can’t really go wrong here. The chips are in a dedicated fryer and the allergen knowledge is tip top. Make sure you try this one out – it’s a joy to sink your teeth into. The food is great, but the service is even better.

Traditional Fine Dining

  • Galleria – This riverside restaurant is in a beautiful setting – right by the punting.  The food is classic and classy. A very creative cuisine. I’ll say this is more of a heavier dinner, depending what you order. There are a few starters and desserts suitable for gluten and dairy free diets. The mains consist of meat & game, fish and vegan/vegetarian options.
  • Twenty Two – This up-market restaurant is a stones throw from Jesus Green in Cambridge. I’d personally go for the main dinner menu, but they also have a set 3 course lunch. There aren’t many options on here so do make sure to check with the establishment they can cater before arriving. You’ll find the dinner menu is much better for this.

100% Plant-based

  • Doppleganger Burger – A completely plant-based burger joint in Cambridge. There is a gluten free menu available. This covers burgers with and without buns as well as fries. However, it says for those with a severe intolerance (I’m looking at the coeliacs here) then make sure to contact the restaurant before ordering. They are very knowledgeable and will advise whether it is safe.
  • Stem & Glory – There’s a choice of lunch or a ‘fast lunch’ here. The latter if if you’re on a tight schedule. The majority of small plates and lunch bowls are GF, and of course completely vegan. They take thorough care with preparation to avoid cross-contamination of allergens also.
  • Thrive – This plant-based menu has plenty of gluten-free options to choose from. Pretty much everything is suitable! There is a range of lighter and more substantial lunches as well as sides.
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Chicken Pad Thai at Thaikhun

Dinner

Asian Cuisine

  • Little Petra This family run Jordininan restaurant serves up traditional dishes for everyone to enjoy. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the amount of GF starters and mains too. Whilst you could pop here for lunch, as they open around midday, I’d say it leans on more of a dinner venture as I find the cuisine to be very rich and filling. Super enjoyable though!
  • Sticks ‘n’ Sushi – For a restaurant that needs no introduction, I give you what I would say is the best sushi bar in Cambridge. They have your allergies and intolerances covered with no fuss. Most of the menu is easily adaptable. It is more of a pricey venture, but I promise it is worth it. Some of the greatest sushi ever.
  • Thaikhun – Thai street food with plenty of gluten and dairy-free options. Their website even mentions the word ‘coeliac’ which puts my mind at ease. I’ve said this is more of a dinner option as, on the occasions I have visited, we cannot have any of the starters due to frying and marinades. Therefore, we are left with the mains which are larger plates. I personally adore their Pad Thai. Whilst I did say I wasn’t going to include chains, I had to add in this little gem. It is a smaller one with only a few establishments dotted around. Plus, it is right next to the beautiful River Cam and the punting.
  • The Wrestlers Pub – Everything on this Thai-inspired menu is made fresh to order. All dishes can also be made to the spice level of your liking. There is basically something for everyone here! From curries to soups to stir fries and salads. Thai is also fab for us who need to avoid dairy.

Bistros

  • The Oak Bistro – A local, renowned dining experience in the heart of Cambridge. This elegant bistro offers fresh, home-cooked meals with service to match. The cuisine is British and covers gluten free and vegan options. The former is not immediately clear on the menus, but simply ask your server for advice. I promise this place will exceed expectations. They are always accommodating and fuss-free. You can sit back and relax knowing you’ll be in good hands. The menu is slightly on the pricier side, covering various meats, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Cafes & Sandwiches

  • Bread and MeatAs well as being a lunch option, these guys are open until the mid-evening for dinner too. I’d say this is more of a lighter dinner option and nicer on the wallet. Don’t let the ‘gluten disclaimer’ at the bottom of the online menu put you off. When speaking to them personally, they have been brilliant in assuring me that they take the utmost care in providing attention to preparation for gluten free customers. You’ll actually find quite a few gluten free bloggers do venture here.
  • Old Bicycle Shop Most of the mains here can be adapted to suit a gluten free or plant based diet. The options are quite different from other restaurants which I think makes this place intriguing. You also have numerous sides and desserts to choose from. I’d say this is a top pick for those who are both gluten free and vegan as the choices are better than most other places I’ve tried. Note that they say it is ‘gif’ for gluten ingredients free on the menu. Whilst I feel fine to eat here, make sure to check with your server.

Fine Dining

  • Galleria – If you want dinner with a stunning view, make sure to check out Galleria Restaurant. It is set on the Cambridge riverside. They have a range of gluten and dairy free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan, across all courses on the menu. This place is very classy and up-market but the prices are highly reasonable.
  • Navadhanya – Have you ever experienced Indian fine dining? Well here is your chance. Navadhanya has a full A la carte menu as well as a 7 course tasting menu (in vegan and vegetarian also). This is slightly out of the city centre, but I had to include it as it is beyond fantastic – a real treat. You’ll find this spot on Newmarket Road. It is slightly more pricey than other establishments on this list, but is worth a try if you can. Plus, the tasting menus are ace for trying a little of everything. Gluten free can be very easily catered for too – just make sure to notify the restaurant before arriving. I’d recommend booking in advance here rather than just turning up.
  • Twenty TwoIf you’re looking for something more classy, this is your style. A Victorian townhouse has been converted by a young couple to transform it into a small, independent business. They can easily cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. Whilst it isn’t cheap, the food is worth every penny! Classical European and British cuisine has been given a contemporary twist with their tasting menus. I can see why it is one of the top rated Cambridge restaurants on Trip Advisor.

Fish & Chips

  • The Architect – Cambridge’s first fish, chip, pie and mash bar. Traditional British classics which have been renovated to have a modern edge. Whilst these guys are open for lunch, I’ve popped them in the dinner section as I find this type of cuisine heavy and more for the evening. They have battered fish and onion rings for us too. The batter is always crisp and golden. I do hope they never change though – I can see why they do so well
  • The Sea Tree – An alternative fish bar with dedicated gluten free fryers. This place is the best fish and chips in Cambridge too – in my opinion anyway. They have various unique dishes such as salads, scallops, squid, fillets and stews as well as the traditional fish and chip favourites. They are only open on evenings during weekdays, but have lunch options on Friday and Saturdays.

Indian

  • Mo Malik’s – A restaurant serving fine Indian cuisine. I am really confident in the servers and staff here that it is coeliac safe after speaking to them. The team can advise of suitable dishes – of which there are plenty. This is quite common with Indian cuisine being naturally GF. Just make sure to check about any separate fryers for items such as poppadoms.
  • Taj TandooriGrab yourself a range of British curries, Bangladeshi dishes and fusion plates at this South Asian place. Based on Cherry Hinton Road, it is close to the train station and student Homerton College. They have plenty of gluten and dairy-free dishes on the menu and are happy to accommodate where they can. If you don’t fancy sitting in, there is also a choice of take away dishes. Taj is closed on Tuesdays but open all other evenings.
  • Tawa – Here is your place for nutritious and authentic urban Indian food which is reasonably priced. If you fancy something slightly lighter, you’ll definitely enjoy it here. Tawa focusses on balanced meals which are distant from the stereotypical heavy curry and rice. You can access the place really quickly from Cambridge train station. You can find a full allergen matrix on their website, with plenty of gluten and dairy free starters and mains (with a largely plant-based menu overall). The menu is one of the most extensive I’ve seen. The majority of desserts are GF, some of which are additionally vegan. Note that they are only open in the evenings for dinner.

Mediterranean Cuisine

  • La Mimosa – A lovely little dinner spot in Cambridge. The cuisine is Italian, with gluten free dishes being salads and pastas. The staff are super accommodating and understanding of allergies. Just note that the menu is subject to change as it is seasonal and the place is walk-in only.
  • Stazione Resturant & Coffee Bar – You’ll find all of your traditional Italian classics, such as pasta, here. They have plenty of GF alternatives which your server will happily guide you through on the menu. As mentioned in the lunch section, make sure to allow time to eat here as it is much more of a relaxed style. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
  • The Olive Grove– This is one where I’ve actually heard more rave reviews about the GF menu than the normal. There are plenty of gluten free options at this Greek-style restaurant. You can also get lactose free options. Everything is very clear on the menu, but always ask if in doubt.
  • Tradizioni – A traditional Italian cuisine with plenty to choose from. All of the pasta sauces here are completely gluten free, with GF penne or gnocchi available. There are also a couple of dairy-free options. Note they do say that there is a risk of cross-contamination so may be safer for someone who is gluten intolerant. However, many reviews say that coeliacs have been catered for.

Pub Grub & Bistros

  • Burleigh ArmsNot as central as some of the others on this list, but it still deserves a spot on here. Think of your pub classics such as burgers, as well as more unique dishes such as Thai curries. The menu isn’t extensive overall but still has lots for us!
  • Corner House Pub – This one is very much a ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’. The menu doesn’t appear to be GF friendly at first, but the staff are knowledgeable when you talk to them. You can get a range of mains, fish, steaks and even vegan dishes.
  • MillworksYou’re spoiled for choice at this hot spot. There is an entire GF menu with starters, wings, mains, grills and buns. The knowledge of gluten free needs is excellent, with plenty for dairy-free.
  • Pint Shop – Home of the comfort foods – particularly meats sourced from local supplier Malloy’s. Fun fact: we used to play hockey together! They do also have a vegan option or two.
  • The Clarendon ArmsIf you’re fancying a more central dinner, fine British cuisine, then head here. They are one of the top ranked restaurants in Cambridge city centre. Lots of the menu can be adapted for a gluten free diet.
  • The Free Press – This traditional pub which is dog and child-friendly. I’ve popped this in the lunch section, but would say it is more of a dinner option overall. The lighter options and starters are more limited for us. However, there are quite a few mains to choose from.
  • The Waterman – This is part of a small chain of Cambridge restaurants which serve similar food. They have a vegan friendly menu with plenty of gluten free options too. Comfort foods are plentiful here.

Steak Houses

  • Cambridge Chop HouseI adore this place so much! They are ace for gluten and dairy free needs. There is an entire main menu for both. There’s plenty of meat and steak to choose on the mains (as you can probably tell from the name of the place). However, there is usually a vegan option and a seafood choice if you prefer. They even have careful preparation and bake the chips for GF.
  • Smokeworks – You’d be pleasantly surprised to know that 99% of their BBQ style menu is gluten free! This even includes their chips  (separate fryer) and sandwiches. They even understand fully what coeliac disease is meaning this is a highly recommended place to visit. If you don’t fancy sitting in – they also offer take away.

100% Plant-based

  • Doppleganger Burger – This independent burger joint is a completely plant-based establishment in Cambridge. There is a gluten free menu available. However, it says for those with a severe intolerance (I’m looking at the coeliacs here) then make sure to contact the restaurant before ordering. They are very knowledgeable and will advise whether it is safe.
  • Stem & Glory – Located right outside the train station, this is an ideal spot for a dinner date if you’re traveling in to the city. The majority of their lunch menu is included on the dinner menu. This is a range of small plates as well as larger dishes and desserts. A personal favourite couple of mine is the kimchi pancake bowl and cheesecake to finish. Pretty much all of the menu is GF too (except from the pizzas).
  • Thrive – If you’re looking for an early dinner, you could pop into Thrive. Ideal if you’re wanting something straight after work. It is completely plant-based with lots of GF options. I personally would recommend it more for lunch, due to time constraints, but don’t let me put you off. The ‘lunch’ menu is served until they close (6-8pm depending on the day).
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Mill Road Butcher's Pizza with added chicken from Scott's All Day

Pizza

  • Amelie – I’d never heard of Flamkuche before reading about this place. It seems like a popular item overseas though! It is a thin bread dough which acts as a ‘skinny’ pizza. It is excellent and delicious! They’ve had a permanent place in the Cambridge Grafton centre for a while now and I can see why it is bustling. The food is gorgeous and reminds you of being abroad. There are gluten free alternatives for most of the menu – just ask.
  • Scott’s All Day – I was initially recommended this Cambridge gem by a good friend of mine. She always raves about how much she loves this place. So much so I had to give it a go myself. Honestly, hand on heart, some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. They have a completely separate prep, oven and fryer for GF foods to minimise cross-contamination. The allergen knowledge is second to none, just like the service always is. There are also often GF/DF cakes on offer for dessert. Gluten-free bases are a small surplus but they’re absolutely divine. That also applies for vegan cheese. However, you can get 50% off pizzas on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as the option of bottomless dinners between a Thursday and Saturday. Lots of deals to snap up!
  • Salisbury Arms – You’ll find that pretty much all of the pizzas here can be made gluten free (with vegan cheese available). They have some of the best freshly made artisan pizzas in town – made in wood-fired ovens for the best results. Dogs are also welcome in the hangout bar area.
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Cheesecake from Stem and Glory

Desserts and Sweet Treats

  • Cafe AbantuThis Fair Trade coffee shop has a range of gluten free cakes on offer. It is calm and relaxed – ideal for working too. Everything is locally sourced for their food and environmentally friendly.
  • Bould Brothers Coffee – The GF options are limited, but the setting here is nice. “Some of the best coffee in Cambridge” my friend said. You’ll find them near the round church in Cambridge centre.
  • Fitzbillies You’ll find many gluten-free and dairy-free cakes. I personally adore their almond macaroon. I just wish they did their famous Chelsea buns in a GF version.
  • Market Square Coffee and CakeAn independent coffee and cake stall situated opposite Guild Hall on Fridays/Saturdays and the market square on Sundays. They have alternative milks available for hot drinks.The only GF cake option they currently have is a brownie, but it isn’t one to be knocked.
  • The Cambridge Oven – This bakery is situated on Hills Road, near the railway station and botanical gardens which covers GF cakes and cookies (vegan options).
  • The Garden Cafe in the Botanical Gardens – They usually have gluten free and vegan  cake options available. If you need dairy free milk to accompany your beverage, just ask.
  • Tom’s Cakes – If you’ve not had the pleasure of trying some of these, you’re missing out! Tom makes some of the most beautiful and decadent gluten-free bakes (some of which are also dairy-free).  The menu is ever changing with new flavours and tastes.
  • Relevent Records Cafe – This Mill Road spot is situated above a record shop. It’s perfect for a coffee break with cake. They have one of the best varieties of gluten and dairy free (also vegan) cakes and goods I’ve seen in the area. The service and upbeat vibe wholesome.
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Orange and Cranberry Polenta Cake from Stem and Glory

Afternoon Tea

  • Carriages of Cambridge – Have you ever eaten afternoon tea on old style train carriages? Why miss out? Try this place. These vintage carriages have been restored to a first class style where you can kick back and relax. All food and drinks are also supplied by local, independent and small businesses. Note that this menu is GF only. Unfortunately they do not have a GF/DF combined option.
  • Harriet’s Cafe & Tea Rooms – As well as the classical afternoon tea, you can add extras here with prosecco and champagne. They also have options for a cream tea alone as well as a miniature afternoon tea if your appetite is slightly smaller. Make sure to book vegetarian options in advance.
  • Parker’s TavernA free from afternoon tea is available upon request. Make sure to discuss dietary requirements upon booking. The server will ask the pastry chef what options they can offer. They have a brilliant knowledge of allergens! You don’t need to have the same as non-GF individuals as it is a set price per person.
  • SIX at the Varsity Hotel – The rooftop of this Cambridge hotel has incredible views of the city. Not only this, but they serve a lush GF afternoon tea (also dairy-free upon request). They can easily supply bread alternatives, but make sure what other options are on the menu. I’ve seen some reviews which say the selection can be a little different to what you’d usually expect.

I hope you enjoyed this extensive round-up of GF friendly establishments in Cambridge. These are only a handful of the many we have around. There are so many to choose from. Let me know if there are any I’ve missed off the list which you think deserve a spot.

Make sure to check out my other GF guide to Cardiff.

Happy eating everyone xx