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.




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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

Cappuccino £2.6

Latte £2.6

Americano £2.4

Flat white £2.5

Espresso £2.4

Macchiato £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

Tiramicooo £8*
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

Ruby Tuesday
£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

Afters £8*
Disaronno amaretto, cherry syrup, cherry jam, egg white, lemon

Apri-what £9
Makers mark bourbon, apricot brandy, maple syrup, egg white, lemon

Vine £8*
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.


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Luminous Kitchen and Catering supper club

This wonderful supper club returns to NOVI on Sunday 5 August at 7pm. It's a steal at three courses for £25. Chefs Giuseppe and Umar will be cooking up a Mediterranean feast and if the last sell-out is anything to go by, you need to snap up tickets quick. Get yours at lkandc.com




#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.