Monday to Friday:
Fitzbillies Trumpington Street
Fitzbillies Trumpington Street...
...has been a part of Cambridge since 1921 and is still serving its famous, traditional Chelsea buns!
Our main branch on Trumpington Street includes the original cake shop, a 70 seater waiter service restaurant and a separate coffee bar.
It serves a full brunch menu 7 days a week until 4pm, fantastic coffee and a traditional English Afternoon Tea.
We don't take bookings (with the exception of large groups) so please just come along and we'll give you the next available table.
51-52 Trumpington St
Thursday - Friday
8am - 6pm
Fitzbillies Bridge Street
Fitzbillies Bridge Street...
...is a little sister to the original on Trumpington Street.
It serves coffee, cakes and simple food including fantastic bacon rolls and a great selection of sandwiches and salads from the counter.
However, if you are looking for a full cooked meal, Celebration Afternoon Tea and waiter service, please head over to the main branch on Trumpington Street where all of these delights await!
...it's on its way so watch this space!
36 Bridge St Cambridge CB2 1UW
Fitzbillies was founded in 1921 by Ernest and Arthur Mason, using their ‘demob’ money from the First World War. Their initials are still visible in worn-out gold letters on the original art nouveau shop front in Trumpington St. It started life as cake shop, with the bakery behind it, selling a wide range of fancy cakes and of course the famous Chelsea Buns.
Some things remain the same: we still bake our Chelsea Buns and cakes, by hand in the onsite bakery, many to the original recipes. Others have changed: the business has grown and in addition to the cake shop, in Trumpington St there is now a café/restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea and a take-away coffee shop. And there's a second branch in Bridge St, selling coffee, cakes, sandwiches and salads from the counter.
But it could easily have been a different story. In February 2011 Fitzbillies went bankrupt and closed for six months. It was rescued from bankruptcy by husband and wife team: FT and Radio 4 food writer Tim Hayward and Alison Wright, who brought the business back to life and continue to run it today. It is their love of good food, baking and coffee that shapes the business, along with hard work and dedication of an ever expanding family of bakers, chefs, baristas and waiters.