Indigo Coffee House

May 23, 2011 by

I visited Cambridge recently with some friends and we were looking for a cafe at the end of a long day. There are loads of cafes in Cambridge to go with the hoards of people. After all it’s a great place to visit.

This particular afternoon we had walked from the Orchard Tea Rooms at Granchester, along the river.  The Tea Rooms are unique, occuping a special place in literary history and therefore are very popular on a sunny Sunday. A beautiful spot which would be especially delightful on a quiet day, I will certainly go back.

I would guess that most people in Cambridge for a day don’t really get a chance to explore and might miss out on some of the most delightful places. I love exploring cities I don’t know well and invariably get rewarded by discovering somewhere new.

Around the corner, in St Edmunds Passage, we found a tiny cafe, Indigo Coffee House. This lovely cafe serves porridge, delicious cakes and excellent coffee. 

There were some poignant little sculptures on display, made from old cigarette boxes. Great example of recycling. They were based on ruined buildings the artist, Kimberley Herbert, had seen in Cyprus. 

Indigo like to encourage local artists so they change the exhibits regularly.

If you’re in Cambridge, do check out Indigo, it’s lovely.


  1. This post is one of those on which an interactive argument can be started as i differ from you on this, but nonetheless great quality post.

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