If you’ve not yet ventured into Catesby’s, the new independent homeware shop opposite Bill’s, do – and once you’ve shopped, make sure to wander upstairs for a sit-down in their light, airy café, serving real coffee and home-made cakes (the chocolate brownie being possibly one of the best in town!).
Catesby’s is run by Neil and Jonathon, who share a passion for quality pieces for the home, many of which have a contemporary Scandinavian influence.
This same integrity is evident in the café, which opened in June this year: a beautiful, calming space within this 17th century character building. Here you’ll find delicious cakes and slices by Chocolicious, thick wedges of coffee and walnut cake and gluten-free cherry and almond tart by Biscotti de Debora, while the coffee is a special blend created by Cambridge favourites, Hot Numbers.
“We felt that there was an opportunity to do something really quality and something that celebrated local producers,” says Neil. “We wanted to make it a simple, relaxed place to be.”