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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was great and the coffee equally as good. The staff were efficient and friendly. I like the "local" feel to the cafe, being right smack-bang in suburbia. Parking is easy and there are always local dogs there with their owners. Great vibe!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

A very busy spot. We arrived at around 11:45 for a light lunch having selected the cafe from TripAdvisor reviews. This is obviously a popular place with the over 65s and middle-aged 'ladies who lunch'. However, we found the menu very limited. If you didn't...want eggs or other breakfast staples, the cabinet had a very small choice of alternatives. I enjoyed my onion tart and falafel side salad. but my lunch pal was disappointed in the bacon and egg butty. The egg yolk was broken and hard, with a hash brown within the bread bun. Rather strange! All in all - OK but not a treat by any means.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Nice enough little cafe with quirky furniture. Food was lovely (we just felt like a sweet treat and there were a few to choose from at about 2pm). Very tasty little Ginger Gem cake and Caramel Slice. Mochas with coconut milk were just ok. Girl...who served us looked like she was ready to go home and begrudgingly served us. No smiles (doesn’t cost anything to smile and makes the customer feel welcome). It’s the little things… But if you wanted a grab and go I guess you could stop by…More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Good range of foods, well cooked and presented. Friendly and efficient service too. Will definitely be back when I am in Cambridge

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022

We just had the best meals since being in New Zealand for the past two weeks. The coffee and food are spectacular and we can’t recommend Suburban Kitchen enough. Five stars!!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022

I used to come here a lot last year because the staff were friendly and welcoming to everyone and there was a good variety of gluten free food. I have been twice this year, both times on a Sunday, and both times I was disappointed....The staff on the counter are now surly and act as though they are terribly bored. The menu has downsized. The change in staff was the most disappointing aspect though, not a smile among them! I will give this cafe one more go though as they did used to be very good and maybe are just going through a bad patch with new staff.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

Drove some distance only to find the kitchen closed at 2.20pm. Ordered a cake and iced coffee. Drink was bland, no ice and thin 😕 Should have some texture

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

First time visitor for brunch. The building is nothing special, and it is off the beaten track. Our eggs and tea/coffee were excellent. The displayed food looked interesting. Simple and effective service. Seemed to be popular with many locals. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Chilly scrambled eggs are are Gods gift to the human race ! Outstanding. There are loads of GF options that are delicious …. (Like the chilly eggs) I’d recommend the eggs benny and the porridge … there is massive selection of tea (think mans hot...drink) The team at SBK are friendly and helpful ….More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

Having often been to S Kitchen for coffee and cabinet food (which are great), I thought I'd treat myself to a childfree weekend brunch - a very rare occurrence! I ordered the chilli scrambled eggs with a coffee. It was essentially scrambled eggs on toast...on a very 'healthy' sprinkling of dried chilli flakes. The eggs were wildly under seasoned (I don't think I've ever had to salt food in a restaurant before) and the topping of coconut threads and microgreens did little to add any flavour. It's the blandest eggs of toast I've ever had - and the chilli flakes just added heat, they didn't enhance the flavour at all. Grey Street Kitchen in Hamilton do an amazing 'chilli scram' - the sweet caramelised chilli onion jam enhances the flavour of the creamy scrambled eggs - dried chilli flakes just don't cut it. Wildly disappointed - both at the waste of money and the opportunity to have a nice breakfast. I'll stick to their cabinet food in future.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

We stopped off for Breakfast at this cafe. It is about 5 minutes drive from the centre of Cambridge but trust me go to this cafe. The coffee is just fantastic and the food is the best I have had in this sort of restaurant....I had the 'full monty' breakfast chorizo, eggs mushroom it really was great and the service was quick helpful and friendly. I really recommend the Suburban Cafe 5 starsMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021

A little out of the way (as the name suggests!) but an interesting menu with lots of flavour. Poached eggs on the Turkish eggs and salmon were perfect, chilli scrambled eggs were spicy and sweet with the coconut and the coffee was great. Would definite...go back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Had an amazing brunch for my son’s birthday. All 12 of us. Nothing was too difficult, the food was amazing and all our food issues were catered for. Thanks team. You did a fantastic job!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021

Highly recommend this café for GF, DF, vegetarian and vegan food; you will not be disappointed. All other kinds of food available too. Generous portions, super welcoming staff, funky Formica tables with matching chairs and a Griffins Selections biscuit tin turned into a paper towel...dispenser in the bathroom. An excellent brunch experience that I look forward to repeating!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

So freaking good! One of the best avo smash I’ve had in Cambridge, I really enjoyed how the feta & red onion & tomato were on the side making it your own to add to the toast and that there wasn’t a poached egg on...top because than it become way to filling! The FRESH spinach was a real treat not being sautéed! Reasonably priced as-well! This was scrumptious! Thank you ladies!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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gill510
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Hi there :) we are open at 7.30am Monday to Friday 8am Sat and Sunday and we close at 3.30pm Mon-Sunday. Regards Jamie
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Google says they close at 3.30pm
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SUBURBAN KITCHEN, Cambridge - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Suburban Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4