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“Fantastic sandwiches”

Rockabilly coffe shop
Ranked #5 of 5 Coffee & Tea in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

I live in St Ives and have been meaning to try this place for some time now as the sandwich of the week always sounds very different and appetising.

Today I took the leap and what a great little place! It has a warm, friendly atmosphere which is great. I opted for the club sandwich and I was not disappointed, probably the best I've had, bursting with flavour and very generous fillings. The homemade cakes looked very tasty too but unfortunately I just couldn't manage one as I was too full after my great sandwich.

I'll definitely be back and look forward to another fantastic sandwich!

  • Visited April 2014
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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“Sweet Little Rock & Roller”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Excellent fresh food - I can't resist the fresh home-made cakes, piping hot coffee or range of teas. The premises are ‘compact & bijoux’ but always meticulously clean and the hospitality provided by Izabella is always friendly and inviting. The prices are probably the best around town i.e. they are VERY reasonable for the quality of produce. A small selection of free newspapers are also available during your visit which is handy if you have a few minutes to spare before catching the Busway home. I thoroughly recommend that you waste no more time reading reviews but immediately pop along & enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Sandwich superstars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

We visit St. Ives every two weeks and are always looking for somewhere for a tasty snack. Now we have found it. Tucked away in Cromwell Mews this quirky cafe has a very good sandwich/cake etc menu. Twice now I have had the American Style bacon, rocket and mayo sandwich and I know in two weeks time I will be looking forward to having yet another one....oh and I forgot, a lovely cup of tea too.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank LezliC
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A smash hit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Set in the quiet end of the town centre down a pretty mews is Rockabilly, a small coffee shop that's a big hit!

Rockabilly has been here in St. Ives since April 2013 and in the last eight months it has gained a fantastic reputation and loyal fan base for the quality of products it serves, and the service you are given whilst getting them.

The shop is owned and run by a lady called Iza who is very much the face of Rockabilly. What a wonderful and friendly person! She always has a smile on her face when you walk in which goes a long way in the service industry. Be prepared for a chuckle when you visit!

Rockabilly serves absolutely outstanding coffee, using fine beans and love to make you a dreamy coffee. They are all extremely reasonably priced considering the superior quality of the beans, over established corporate brands like Costa which is also in St. Ives. A small cup will set you back just £1.75, £1.95 for a medium and £2.20 for a large coffee. Reasonably priced indeed!

When you walk into Rockabilly you are treated like a friend and not like a product on a factory assembly line, like you tend to do at corporate machines like Starbucks and Costa. This, I like.

As well as the beautiful coffee; the shop also serves delicious sandwiches, American style grilled sandwiches, ciabatta, salads and soup. Iza tends to do a different soup every week, so catch it while you can!

The food is incredible, in fact, the club sandwich here has become somewhat local legend - and at £3.50, the price is also legendary.

In addition to all this, Iza sells her home made cakes and cookies! All of which are phenomenal, be sure to try the Sharlotka (traditional Polish apple cake) - Another local favourite! She also likes to experiment and invent different types of cookies to look out for these delicious and unique little things.

All in all it's a lovely little coffee shop to visit, whether you live in St. Ives and the surrounding area or are just looking for a great new coffee shop experience. Coffee and food from the heart, not the machine. This is just an unmissable shop to visit.

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3 Thank milkycoffeetan
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“Great little independent coffee shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Tired of the chains and poor quality coffee? If so, when in St Ives, try this cafe, tucked away near Waitrose supermarket. Home-made and gluten free cakes are delicious.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank highexpectations2013
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