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 first floor has a private function room, which can accommodate parties of up to 50, for drinks parties, meetings and private dinners. The second floor is the cocktail lounge, an area to settle in to for the evening, whilst enjoying one of our bespoke cocktails. Our living roof terrace is now open and creates a wonderful open air space on the first floor.
We accept bookings for both eating and drinking guests.
12 REGENT STREET
MON TO SUN: 9AM - 3 AM
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 £3
Flat white £2.5
Iced coffee £3.2
Nitro cold brew £3.5
All our teas are supplied by Bluebird Tea Company - they blend over 70 loose leaf teas, created by UK expert Tea Mixologists.
Current blends are: Great British Cuppa, Earl Grey, Mojitea, Dosy Girl, Morning Kick, Peppermint, Nearly Nirvana
Bluebird Loose Leaf Tea £2.2 / £3.5
Cucumber, spinach, fresh ginger, lemon juice, apple juice £3.9
Mixed berries, banana, apple juice £3.9
Frozen banana, nut butter, cacao powder, stewed blueberries, toasted almonds £4.1
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. Our full drinks menu can be downloaded here. 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.
Seventy Seven £8
Beefeater gin, chase elderflower liqueur, lemon, rosemary, prosecco
Don’t Dis-Pear £9
Xante pear cognac, pear cider caramel, sage syrup, lemon
Regent Street Spritz £9*
Beefeater gin, chase elderflower liqueur, regal rogue lively white, lime & thyme syrup, lime, prosecco
Pull The Pin £9
Adnams copper house gin, pama pomegranate liqueur, velvet falernum, grenadine, egg white, lime
Fair Trade £9
Absolut vanilla, mozart white chocolate liqueur, fair cafe, espresso, aztec bitters
Pink pigeon vanilla rum, creme de cacao, espresso, vanilla syrup, mascarpone
* NOVI Social, Two cocktails for £10, Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm. Valid when purchasing two of the same cocktails.
Dozy Girl £8
Lanique rose vodka, domian de canton ginger liqueur, dozy girl tea syrup, lemon
£9 Makers mark bourbon, port, martini rosso, maple spice syrup
Pisco sour £8*
Pisco, ginger syrup, egg white, lime
Detox While You Retox £8
Fair rum, stones ginger wine, ginger & lemongrass cordial, lime, ginger
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 £3.1
Luscombe raspberrry lemonade £3.1
Fresh orange juice £3.2
Alcohol Free Paulaner £3.3
Jinzu Sour £9
Jinzu gin, kwai feh lychee liqueur, lychee syrup, egg white, lemon
Disaronno amaretto, cherry syrup, cherry jam, egg white, lemon
Makers mark bourbon, apricot brandy, maple syrup, egg white, lemon
Adnams copper house gin, sauvignon blanc, chase elderflower liqueur, lime
Adnams Dry Hopped £4.3
Camden Pale Ale £4.6
BrewDog Elvis Juice £5.8
We have rotational tap takeovers from various British breweries including Brew Dog, Electric Bear, Tiny Rebel 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, corn bread and croissants, and will always have gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. Brunch is served daily 9am until 4pm and the menu 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. Served Mon-Sat 5-9.30pm, the extensive menu can be downloaded here.
NEWS & EVENTS
We are hiring
We're looking for bar professionals to come and join our growing team. If you're creative, experienced and a competent mixologist, with a passion for developing bespoke, exciting cocktails then get in touch. Our drinks list focuses on craft spirits and a botanical element, using homemade syrups, shrubs and tinctures, as well as interesting natural garnishes so there's plenty of chance to get creative and show off your flair. For our full list of vacancies and to apply click here.
Vote for us!
We're very excited to have been nominated in the Best Bar category in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018. We'd love you to vote for us and fingers crossed, come May, we could be crowned best bar in Cambridge. Just head over to the Muddy Stilettos voting page and pop in NOVI, Cambridge to cast a vote for us.
Event: Botanical supper in collaboration with Gatto Gateau
As part of the Eat Cambridge celebrations we’re hosting an intimate alfresco supper on our beautiful roof terrace. Come along and enjoy a bespoke tasting menu and cocktails inspired by spring botanicals from NOVI, followed by desserts created by patissiere chocolatiere Joanna Souster of Gatto Gateau. Surrounded by herbs, plants and flowers, our roof terrace will provide the perfect setting for a spring evening - think festoon lighting, seasonal blooms and a beautifully laid table just waiting for witty conversation and laughter. Who could resist? Get your ticket quick - this is a one-off event and we only have space for a select few. Get your tickets here.
#NOVISocial is here
We get it. The working week is tough. So much to do and so little time to do it. Running around frantic day after day – pick ups, pack ups, drop offs and inbox overload. Phew, we're tired just thinking about it But don't despair, we've stepped in to help ease you through. Let #NOVIsocial be your new weekday tonic.
Running Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm, #NOVIsocial offers include two for £10 on selected cocktails and two for £5 on all our world tacos.