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We can’t wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge’s Quayside

A brand new café has opened on Cambridge riverside, and is already making a splash on the local food scene.

Last Friday (April 6) Café Foy opened its doors on the Cambridge Quayside, off Bridge Street by the Punt Yard bar and Las Iguanas restaurant.

Inside Foy, at Cambridge quayside

Inside Foy, at Cambridge quayside

It is located at the site of the former Benedetto’s café, which only opened in 2016.

As well as sumptuous food, Foy also has an alcohol licence, and will be serving up a range of delicious cocktails, and a wine list put together by the Cambridge Wine Merchants.

Benedetto's cafe, which opened in 2016

Benedetto’s cafe, which opened in 2016

While the launch has been low-key, with no official website or public contact details, the team behind the new café have been busy on social media, sharing pictures of some of the eye-watering dishes they hope to serve.

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Foy has also been praised by the Cambridge BID, which dubbed it its ‘business of the day’ on Wednesday (April 11).

On its Facebook page, which already boasts over 300 likes, the café has also shared a copy of its opening menu, which includes its “epic toasties, awesome scotch eggs and great cakes”.

On Instagram the team has also been sharing its breakfast menu ideas, and beautiful pictures of some of the food it will be serving.

Diners can currently enjoy sourdough toasties with beef pastrami and Emmental cheese, four cheeses, cheese macaroni and pork shoulder or a vegan-friendly cavolo nero with field mushrooms and vegan cheese.

It also includes a range of cold sandwiches, and a range of four scotch egg flavours.

The menu adds: “Visit us again soon to try our expanded menu in the coming weeks!”

Time Line

Bars, pubs and restaurants that opened in 2018

  1. The Tiffin Truck

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    The team behind popular Indian restaurant Navadhanya opened their second eatery on Regent Street in January.

    Inspired by the Indian tiffin street food tradition, it offers lunchtime deliveries and dining for lunch and evenings.

  2. The Boot, Histon

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    The former village pub received a new lease of life in February, when it was revamped and reopened as a French-style brasserie, under the ownership of Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Company.

  3. The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    Branching out from its famous London flagship, Cambridge’s very own Ivy restaurant opened on Trinity Street in March.

    With a kitchen run by Prince Charles’ former personal chef and a beautiful interior redesign, it hopes to become a mainstay for locals and visitors alike.

  4. Restaurant 22

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    The Chesterton Road eatery reopened in March, under new owners Alexandra Olivier and Samuel Carter.

    A former member of Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen team, he describes his food as “creative seasonal British with a twist, exciting and inventive but delicious and fulfilling.”

  5. The Carpenter’s Arms

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    The Victoria Road pub reopened under new management at the end of March, as a ‘Pizza, Pots and Pints’, pub, run by Salisbury Arms owner Charles Wells.

  6. Lagona Bakery

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    The owner’s of Cambridge’s first Lebanese restaurant opened their new cafe a short distance away on Mill Road, in April.

    Alongside traditional sweet and savoury pastries, the shop also offers honey from the London Honey Company, loose leaf and tea bags from Kanuka plus dried fruits and nuts.

  7. Café Foy

    We can't wait to try this brand new café on Cambridge's Quayside

    Located right on the riverside opposite Magdalene College, Foy opened its doors in April with a limited menu of stacked toasted sandwiches and fancy Scotch eggs.

    It hopes to expand its offerings further over the coming weeks.

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