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Rainbow Cafe

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9A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
+44 1223 321551
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter asked me to take her here as she has just found out she's dairy intolerant. We both had a lovely lunch with great service from the friendly waiting staff. They do vegan, dairy and or gluten free and they do it very well.

Thank 648Rocky
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for an early pre-theatre dinner. All of us enjoyed our main courses, although my potato back was under-seasoned. Drinks reasonably priced but the waiter didn't know about the wines available which was disappointing. Deserts were not inspiring but I asked for ice cream which although it didn't appear on the menu was really lovely. My friend... More 

1 Thank Wendy B
ownerrainbowcafe, Owner at Rainbow Cafe, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. I often have to repond about the air conditioning, becasue it is impossible to please everyone. We have a table ask for it and a few minutes later we are asked by another table to turn it off. There seem to be a lot of people out there who dislike... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and all ordered different dishes, each colourful and well flavoured. Service was v good. We did have to queue to get in for 10 mins but worth the wait and a sign of a good restaurant.

Thank STOMO350
ownerrainbowcafe, Owner at Rainbow Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You ! Many Blessings ! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all it was so hot in there!! Everyone was fanning themselves with the menus so god knows what its like in summer - but the range of food was amazing and it was all super healthy and unique! My potato cake was quite bland but my friends had the jamaican roti and the greek lasagna! And they loved... More 

Thank EllenaF94
ownerrainbowcafe, Manager at Rainbow Cafe, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your food so much ! It is impossible to please all of the people all of time, and with the air conditioning, we turn it on because one table likes it and then another table asks us to turn it off because they don't ! More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always search out the Rainbow Cafe when visiting Cambridge. The range of tasty vegetarian meals is impressive and never disappointing. I enjoyed a quorn based pasta dish as perfect carb-loading the night before the Cambridge Half Marathon. A great restaurant.

Thank Stephen G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Rainbow Cafe with my meat-eating family, myself a vegan, for my birthday. The vegan lasagne was absolutely delicious, so much so it made me question whether the creamy 'beschamel' was even vegan! The chocolate orange cake was super indulgent, a perfect way to finish the meal. I recommend it to everyone, vegan or not!

Thank MorenetaMK
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who follows the news cannot help but be aware of the controversy surrounding the new £5 note which contains tallow, or beef fat. A petition was started, and ofcourse the Bank of England paid lip service to 'discussing' this issue, but never intended to change it. As always, profit trumps lives, whether they be human or animal, and vegans... More 

Thank dandsam
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the Rainbow Cafe for lunch while visiting a friend in Cambridge and was very impressed. The menu was wide and varied with some unsual options, the prices were reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful. Wonderful lasagne and delicious bread. A bit cramped but obviously popular.

Thank MrsDallas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are excellent choices on the menu, most dishes are vegan or can be made vegan which is sometimes an issue for vegetarian places. The meals that we chose very tasty and quite filling. Reasonably priced. The only downside that it can get very busy at times and you might end up waiting for a table. lovely atmosphere

Thank Kata n
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food is vegan which is good, but no better than average. The service is ok. The restaurant itself is cramped and has an odd layout.

Thank Brian J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 321551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?