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Rainbow Cafe

9A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
+44 1223 321551
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“rainbow cake” (86 reviews)
“potato cakes” (29 reviews)
“roti” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You would think that if a soup is labeled "masala" and the main is potato, mushrooms, and leeks in a "dijonnaise" sauce, they would have some flavor, wouldn't you? Instead, they were both just vaguely sweet, despite the conspicuous sprinkling of some sort of chopped...More

Thank masinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant little eatery. My partner isn’t veggie and really enjoyed his meal. Mine was equally tasty and so attractive. Very satisfied and happy! Staff were very friendly and the service was quick. I even emailed afterwards asking for a recipe and Sharon was kind enough...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food..had trouble finding the place..staff very friendly and the service swift.. We enjoyed the food very much but did find it expensive...

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down an alley and in the basement but take the short trip off the main road and you’ll find a really good place to eat. Great for vegans and vegetarians but really good food even if you’re not either.

Thank roger r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of choice for vegetarians and special options for vegans/gluten free. I enjoyed my meal and my friends who are meat-eaters enjoyed theirs too they didn't notice lack of meat. Something for everyone. Only whinge - my 'brownie' wasn't gooey in the middle.

Thank ursulaneil777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, wide ranging menu; all vegetarian and vegan but you don't feel at all restricted because of this. Dead quiet, perhaps because so hidden away, but decorated to feel really cosy and homely. Staff were very friendly, service very quick and prices fairly reasonable -...More

Thank elephantsneverforget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are really small here so I wouldn’t say its value for money. The food tasted alright, nothing that special. However there is a lot to choose from so maybe the three of us chose the small and average options...

Thank Trimbow
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I used to go to this cafe in the 1990s and hadn’t been back till today as I hadn’t been to Cambridge since I moved. It was still great loved the spinach lasagna

Thank felicitywotherington
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Well, what would you expect from the original purveyors of vegetarian cuisine in Cambridge? Nothing less, let’s be clear. They are doing something fantastic for food, and have done for many years. I am not a vegetarian; far from it, but I love what rainbow...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Looked forward to visiting as our last visit to Cambridge was a Monday and they were closed. Downstairs into the Restaurant and a comfortable table for 2. Drinks ordered and served, then food orders taken.We had a garlic bread with sun dried tomatoes and cheese,...More

Thank Phil L
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Sarah j
31 May 2017|
Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
No sorry use trip advisor Q&A that's what it's there for.
Emma M
30 March 2017|
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Response from STOMO350 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. If you go before or after main meal times you'll probably be ok. Enjoy.
Johan-Markus M
3 December 2016|
Response from ownerrainbowcafe | Property representative |
Entry to the Restaurant is down a narrow passage way and then down 12 Safety Steps. If transfers are not possible then we could help to carry the wheelchair down . we are not able to make alterations as this is a listed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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