With slow coffee drinking and brunch by day, and thoughtful dining, craft beer and cocktails by night. There's always a warm welcome to be found at NOVI...

Day. Evening. Night. 


NOVI is an inspirational espresso bar, cocktail bar and kitchen, set across three storeys of an airy 1930’s inter-war pub.

In 2015, we threw open our doors (and much loved giant window), so the good people of Cambridge could enjoy thoughtful food and drink, at any time of day.

Since then, our bar has played host to all sorts of pop ups, exhibitions and events; and we’re ridiculously proud to celebrate and serve the community we call home. 

The 1st floor has a private function room, which can accommodate parties of up to 50, for drinks parties, meetings and private dinners.  The 2nd floor is the Cocktail Lounge, an area to settle in to for the evening, whilst enjoying one of our bespoke cocktails.

We accept bookings for both eating and drinking guests.





01223 518537








SUN: 9AM - 11PM



We serve speciality coffee, ethically sourced.  Our coffee is supplied by Frank and Earnest, locally roasted in Bury St. Edmunds.  The current house espresso bean is Honduras Altos De Erapuca, medium roasted, with dark chocolate notes and slight caramel sweetness.  We also have a rotational guest bean, which we use in our V60 pour over, and are the only venue in Cambridge to offer draught nitro cold brew!  All our espresso coffees are served with a double shot and we always have soya and almond milk available. If coffee's not your thing, you might love our healthy smoothies or refreshing teas, all just as good with a slice of cake from the very best local artisan bakers.  Or you could always go rogue and order a bloody mary.


V60 pour over £2.9

Cappuccino £2.5

Latte £2.5

Americano £2.3

Flat white £2.4

Espresso £2.3

Macchiato £2.4

Iced coffee £3

Nitro cold brew £3.5


All our teas are supplied by Kandula, an award winning local independent speciality tea company

Breakfast tea £1.9

Earl grey £2.2

Pink ceylon £2.2

Moroccan mint £2.2

Strawberry and hibiscus £2.2


Cucumber, spinach, fresh ginger, lemon juice, apple juice £3.7

Mixed berries, banana, apple juice £3.7

Frozen banana, nut butter, cacao powder, stewed blueberries, toasted almonds £3.9



Bespoke herb, spice, fruit and bean cocktails showcasing the best of botanical ingredients using homemade syrups, shrubs and tinctures.  Our menu changes seasonally and our garnishes always bring a smile to people's faces. Plus for when cocktails don't take your fancy we have an enviable list of craft beers, organic wines and spirits plus regular tap take-overs to keep the afterwork-crowd interested.  We are open every night until 3am and our sky-high cocktail bar opens every Friday and Saturday night - you could call it Cambridge's best kept secret, we call it a place to take the weight off and enjoy some well-earned relaxation with a bar snack or two.


Every Mickle Mek A Muckle £8
UK5 vodka, jamaica concentrate, ginger syrup, hibiscus, fresh lime juice

Don’t Dis-Pear £8
Xante pear cognac, fresh lemon juice, pear cider caramel, sage syrup

Seventy Seven £8
Juniper green organic gin, chase elderflower, fresh lemon juice, rosemary, sparkling wine




Tiramicooo £8
Pink pigeon rum, crème de cacao, fresh espresso, vanilla syrup, mascarpone

Tempting Fate £8
Patron xo cafe tequila, cariel vanilla vodka, fresh espresso, double cream, tonka bean

Short & Stout £8
Makers mark bourbon, mozart original chocolate liqueur, fair cafe, stout reduction, fresh espresso


Hot Dram! £8
Havana 3yo rum, pineapple syrup, pimento dram, cinnamon, fresh lime juice

Chocolat Chocolat £8
Pink pigeon vanilla rum, mozart original chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, double cream, hazelnut syrup

Dozy Girl £8
Lanique rose petal vodka, domaine de canton ginger liqueur, dozy girl tea syrup, fresh lemon juice



Elderflower Fizz £3.5 Elderflower cordial, fresh lemon juice, fresh mint and soda

Mango Lemonade £3.5 Mango juice, raspberries, fresh lime juice, organic agave and lemonade

Fentimens Ginger Beer £3

Fentimens Wild English Elderflower £3

Luscombe raspberrry lemonade £3

Fresh orange juice £3.2

Alcohol Free Paulaner £3.3


Kentucky Iced Tea £8
Buffalo trace bourbon, peche de vigne, bluebird english breakfast tea syrup, peach puree, fresh lemon juice, peach bitters

Jinzu Sour £8
Kwei feh lychee liqueur, jinzu gin, lychee syrup, fresh lemon juice

Lean & Green £8
Reyka vodka, sparkling wine, green tea syrup, fresh lemon juice, cucumber




Adnams Dry Hopped £4.2

Camden Pale Ale £4.6

Duval £6.6

We have rotational tap takeovers from Brew Dog, Redwell and Beavertown, as well as a large selection of bottles and cans



Our chef has created a nutritious brunch menu, with the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent, plus some larger dishes to fuel you through the day. We make our own quinoa bread, flatbread, croissants and  corn bread and will always have gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. 

Our brunch menu is served daily 9am until 4pm and can be downloaded here.

Open our doors in the evening, and you open yourself up to a warm, friendly welcome. Pull up a pew, grab a guest beer and enjoy our bar menu, from generous sharing platters to larger dishes perfect with an after work or evening drink.

Our bar food menu is served Mon-Fri 5-9.30pm and can be downloaded here.


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Two cocktails for £12 all April with our loyalty app

To celebrate the launch of our Spring botanical cocktail menu we are offering two cocktails for £12 Monday to Thursday until 10pm all April. To redeem simply download the NOVI App and hit the button - why not also start collecting loyalty stamps for free coffee and cocktails while you're there? Follow these links for apple or android to download today.


Guerrilla Kitchen #BunLove residency every Saturday

Street food heroes Guerrilla Kitchen are here every Saturday night from 5.30-9.30pm. The menu is incredible - from bourbon brown butter oysters to waffles and wings and of course those pillowy and much-loved bao. Come and join us for this three month residency - contact us to book a large table or event.


30th April: #NOVICambridge: Artworks by Andy Dakin Private View & launch party

Throughout May, we will be showing a series of atmospheric, figurative artworks by Cambridge artist Andy Dakin. Drawing inspiration from NOVI itself, Dakin has created images that capture a slice of modern Cambridge city life from his own unique perspective. During the exhibition, which covers three floors, he will continue to work at NOVI as artist-in-residence as he moves onto his next projects. 

Opening Party featuring music from Rebecca Heyne and Sam Ratcliffe 20:00 – 23:00 Bank Holiday Sunday 30th April 2017. All welcome. Exhibition continues until Friday 26th May. 

Artist in Residence Tuesday – Friday 09:00-15:00.