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“Wow! What a fabulous place!”
Review of Cambridge Cafe

Cambridge Cafe
Ranked #67 of 441 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wow! What a fabulous place!”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This is a very surprising little place. I've been a couple of times now and I'm very impressed! It looks like a traditional English cafe with plastic tablecloths. It's menu has beans on toast and English breakfast but there's a twist because it has a full Chinese menu as well! I ordered Chinese and it was great. Prices are a bout a fiver a dish. Don't go expecting anything fancy. It is what it is and the fact that its so busy is a testament to the great dishes they serve.

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5 Thank Mariahyndes
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English first
UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice little place in town centre. Food much nicer than the decor would suggest.”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Great little cafe specialising in Chinese food. Different to all other Harrogate cafes as the clientele on tables next to you could be eating full Chinese meals, full English meals or just snacks, toast, burgers, coffee etc.The blend seems to work well though mainly because of the lovely obliging staff who run the place. Good value too.

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank spaceman28
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Variety and Value”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The Cambridge cafe is not like most other cafes. It's also not like other Chinese restaurants. In fact, it's both. They have two menus, one of which is typical English cafe food an the other Chinese food. In both cases the food is at least average if not very good and the value is outstanding for the town centre. The mix works well when you have picky eaters in your group. It's worth knowing they serve everything as soon as it's ready so not everyone gets served at the same time. We don't tend to wait.

They are good with children and have high chairs and lolly pops. No changing table though. It's all on the level and popular with push chair and wheelchair users alike.

The atmosphere is fine. They don't put on music which I always appreciate. The cafe is tightly packed, often full with people waiting and customers often offer to share tables though they don't demand it. It's family run and the service is usually friendly, sometimes more efficient than friendly. They know their regulars, of whom there are many and from all walks of life.

If you have children, difficulty walking, limited funds, differing tastes in your group or are just hungry, you could very easily do a lot worst than visit the Cambridge Cafe.

  • Visited January 2013
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4 Thank Whythedevilnot
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