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51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RG

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Fitzbillies fi rst opened its doors on Trumpington Street in 1921 and has been famous for its ludicrously sticky Chelsea buns ever since. Since taking over five years ago, Alison Wright and Financial Times’ food writer Tim Hayward have rejuvenated the original cake shop and added a large restaurant-café and coffee bar.

This lively Cambridge institution is open all day for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and, of course, cakes. Rumour has it the artisan coffee is also some of the best in town. It’s a popular hangout for locals and an unmissable destination if you’re visiting Cambridge.

Fitzbillies serves breakfast classics including a superb full English and eggs Benedict, and lighter options such as avocado on toast or homemade granola with fruit compote. For lunch there’s a world-class steak sandwich, the Fitzbillies Porter’s pie, a selection of salads and mighty grilled cheese sandwiches. Come 4pm, the big attraction is afternoon tea, served on three-tier stands with finger sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and beautiful dainty cakes from the bakery.

This year Fitzbillies opened a second branch on Bridge Street, close to Magdalene Bridge punt station. Serving Fitzbillies classics to eat in or take away, whether that’s back to the office or on a punt picnic. It’s clear that Fitzbillies continues to go from strength to strength.

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