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CB2 Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
+44 1223 351181
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“wraps” (8 reviews)
“spicy fries” (3 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks nice from the outside, but everything is over-priced, including a tab of £5.50 for a pint of ale. In fairness, the cod and chips was nice but not cheap. A bit lacking in ambience and if I'd seen the toilets before I had the...More

Thank 339,334
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this café for lunch with my daughter as we were in the area and had seen some good reviews. Light and airy café, with several separate eating areas and an outside patio. Good food - we had pittas and dips, and pleasant surroundings.

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to CB2 Bistro for years. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Great selection of food and drink. Very friendly staff. Great function area upstairs too.

Thank trinahill
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

So expensive. Had a tiny salad and water and charged heavily. No waitress service outside so had to fetch own drinks. Lacked atmosphere today. Normally like this place. Shame

Thank Karina P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, good food and really nice cocktails! Live music in the bar area and free entry!! It's everything we were looking for! Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch with the kids. They had an excellent kids menu and the portions were big and perfect. My chicken wrap and spicy fries were fantastic. The loos could do with a deep clean!

Thank SKD73
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A well established cafe / music venue. I've been lucky to see some great music here. The staff were friendly. It looks like they will be expanding soon too.

Thank Troby11
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Passing stopped for Coffee and Breakfast, good value,lovely outside seating area. Very pleasent staff,good service,CB2 has an excellent vibe and will return when in the area again.

Thank Mike d
Reviewed 11 June 2017

good food and friendly staff. outside seating available. vegetarian choices. the staff was helpful and friendly.

Thank trekkerUKscott
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We could not find the Thai eaterie we were recommended, so ended up here ! The interior is quite cosy & our waiter was most pleasant & efficient. However, the food was altogether bland and quite unappealing. No need for further comment. Saved by the...More

Thank BigBrian_11
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Average prices
USD 24 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 351181
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At CB2 Bistro you will find a sincere group of people who understand the importance of enjoying what little free time there is left over after our busy schedules. Our priority is to ensure that, when you choose to spend your free time at CB2 Bistro, your experience takes place in a relaxing and friendly environment, and that you enjoy great food and personal treatment. We have an intriguing menu offering rustic global cuisine with all items freshly prepared and homemade, four dining rooms, a large selection of cold and hot drinks and wines and wireless internet available in every dining room, a function room for private parties and music, and a long experience in the market which allows us to ensure the best service and quality of food in Cambridge.
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