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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, famous toasties, brunch, lunch and through to cocktails and small plates in the evening. We have a daily specials board and cake and sweet treats menu, all supplied from a local bakery.


Our wine list is filled with classics and interesting glasses from the famous Cambridge Wine Merchants or try something off our seasonal cocktail menu.


Keep an eye out on our socials for our evening supper clubs too.

Want to host a private event for up to 60 guests? Get in touch!

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Contact us

Cafe Foy, Cambridge, logo

We take bookings

Monday - Friday.

Weekends are walk-in only.


Please email us at to book.


(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 - 10.30AM - 9:00PM

TUESDAY - 10.30AM - 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY - 10.30AM - 9:00PM

THURSDAY - 10.30AM - 9.00PM

FRIDAY - 10.30AM - 9/10PM

SATURDAY - 10.30AM - 9/10PM

SUNDAY - 10.30AM - 7.30PM



300+ Google Reviews

"I tried the idyllic Cambridge café with stunning riverside views and great portion sizes."

Cambridge News

"The cheese pull on that toastie was to die for."

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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.

Plating up dishes for a private event in Cambridge

PAST events

Canapes and mezze platters for a private event
Tables laid up for a private event held at Cafe Foy
An image of beautiful plate of food for a private event
Canapes and nibbles for guests at Cafe Foy
Homemade sausage rolls - a regular on the menu
The interior of Cafe Foy for a wedding event
A platter of small plates and canapes for a private event

Café de Foy,Palaise Royal

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

"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." 

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).

An image of Cafe Foy in Paris, not related
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