Awesome Indie Shops & Places To Eat In Cambridge

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A couple of weekends ago I visited ‘the other place’ or Cambridge as it’s known to non Oxfordians! We made the trip to take part in the Cambridge Town & Gown, and of course to check out some of the cities awesome indie shops and places to eat.

Luckily for us, there is also an Indie Cambridge, run by Anne Beamish and Steve Linford, which meant finding brilliant businesses to visit a breeze. Anne and Steve produce a quarterly magazine called The Indie, which is a fab guide to indies in the county, and also shines a light on local news and campaigns.

Indie Cambridge started in 2012 when Anne & Steve formed their own independent company, to celebrate the diversity and individuality unique to the local indie scene in Cambridge, and created a community of indie people who could share their journey together.

Using The Indie as our own local tour guide, we discovered some real hidden gems and vibrant indie neighborhoods in the city. >>

The backs Cambridge

The Garden Kitchen at Kettle’s Yard

This awesome cafe was a great pit stop on the way into the city, with delicious food and local drinks in the Kettle’s Yard which exhibits modern and contemporary art.

The Garden Kitchen At Kettle's Yard
The Garden Kitchen At Kettle's Yard

Jack’s Gelato

No visit to Cambridge is complete without a visit to Jack’s for freshly made ice cream!

Jacks Gelato Cambridge


Love visiting this unique indie, Ark is filled with gorgeous gifts and own design leather accessories.

Ark shop cambridge

Calverley’s Brewery

An awesome family-run, craft brewery and tap room with great beer, wood burning stove and pizza from Scott’s, just around the corner on Mill Road.

Calverleys brewery cambridge
Scotts Pizza Cambridge


Chelsea buns from Fitzbillies are must for any Cambridge visit (and especially if you’ve just run the Town & Gown!) They also have a great brunch menu, perfect for Sunday mornings in the city.

Fitzbillies cambridge
Fitzbillies cambridge

Other highlights were Frederics Deli on Magdalene Street, the Cambridge Wine Merchants, The Maypole Freehouse and Yippee Noodle Bar, plus catching up with Anne and Steve at Calverley’s Brewery and talking all things indie! It’s so great to share and find support from other indie communities across the country to know that the indie movement to promote our local economies is here to stay.

Indie Cambridge
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