Images: Charlotte Griffiths
Famous for its delectable cakes and syrupy sticky buns, Fitzbillies is a bona fide Cambridge institution. It’s well known as one of the loveliest spots in the city for a coffee and a sweet treat, but we’ve recently discovered a whole new side of this city centre favourite and we’re dying to share it. In short, they’re serving up some of the best brunches in town – along with, uniquely for Cambridge, morning-friendly cocktails like Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.
Served at the Trumpington Street branch every day until 4pm, the menu covers all bases, whether you’re after something at the healthy eating end of the spectrum (try the crushed avo on sourdough toast with chilli oil and seeds or the granola with fruit compote), or fancy something a little more indulgent.
We can personally vouch for the sterling Full Fitzbillies, an exemplar fried breakfast with plump sausages, thick rashers of bacon, perfectly cooked eggs, freshly baked, buttery sourdough toast and chunky hash browns.
The Hollandaise sauce is a velvety, creamy delight too, and the fluffy pancakes, drenched in honey and crème fraiche and served with juicy ripe figs, are a godsend on a less than chirpy winter morning. You’re welcome.