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Food and drink

by the river

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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, famous toasties, brunch, 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.


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


(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 10:30 - 20:30

Tuesday 10:30 - 20:30

Wednesday 10:30 - 20:30

Thursday 10:30 - 20:30

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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