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Food and drink

by the river

Now taking bookings Monday to Friday, and walk-ins from Friday evening to Sunday — email cafefoy@gmail.com to make your reservation and we'll get back to you soon to confirm your table.
We'll also be joined by Oyster Lab each Friday and Saturday from 4pm, who'll be running their pop-up oyster bar with a selection of flavours and fizz, for you to eat in or takeaway. Our evening menu is only available on Friday and Saturday.


Quayside, Cambridge

Café Foy is an independent café bar created by Cambridge born siblings Matt and Sophie. Both have a love for good food, good wine and good conversation by the River Cam.

Serving great coffee, epic toasties, awesome soups, small plates and cocktails until late. Or choose from our quirky wine list all supplied by the Cambridge Wine Merchants. 


Pop in and try our homemade cakes with vegan and gluten-free options.


We also play host to tastings, events, parties and amazing private dining so keep an eye out or give us a call to host your own party for 25 - 60 guests.


(fɔɪ  ; foi)

  • A feast, drink or present given by or to a person before departing on a journey

garde ta foy


Magdelene College's motto

  • Old French: "keep the faith"

  • Coined by Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII

Opening Hours 

Monday 11:30 - 18:00

Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00

Thursday 11:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:30 - 22:00

Saturday 10:30 - 22:00

Sunday 10:30 - 18:30


Private hire

& events

Café Foy can be your venue for any occasion - from weddings and birthdays, to impromptu dinner parties - for up to 25 inside, or 60 including outside for those long summer evenings. 

Give us a call or drop us an email and we'll help you plan your event with bespoke food and drink menus.

Head to our Instagram or Facebook to see our upcoming events, from quiz nights, tasting menus and collaborations with local chefs and suppliers.

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PAST events

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Café de Foy,Palaise Royal

"On July 12, 1789, Camille Desmoulins,

standing on a table in the Café de Foy,

a sword in one hand, a pistol in the other,

haranguing a huge crowd, a green leaf in his hat, calling the bourgeois from Paris to arms, distributing green leaves to them as a sign of rallying, gave the signal for the insurrection which went

from there to finish the next day

with the taking of the Bastille." 

A word on a Café de Foy, that once stood in the Palais Royal, Paris.

Whilst there's no relation between the two, what we do share is a love for coffee, art and a good gossip​ (political or not).

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