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ESPRESSO BAR . COCKTAIL BAR . KITCHEN

 

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 a unique, inspirational venue with two identities. By day NOVI is a cafe and kitchen, serving exceptional coffee, grab ‘n’ go food options, cakes and an array of hearty and healthy brunch and lunch options. By night NOVI becomes a cocktail bar, complete with homemade botanical cocktails, craft beers and wine and serving an exciting selection of small and large plates, and street food options.

We are open from 9am until 3am, seven days a week and our three-storey building offers the perfect spot for drinking, dining and events at any time of day or night. With large bi-fold windows, our ground floor is the ideal spot for people watching while you enjoy coffee and brunch.

On the first floor you can find our lounge bar, complete with access to our living roof terrace. The terrace is ideal for alfresco drinking and dining in the summer months but becomes a winter wonderland complete with heaters, blankets and undercover snug from autumn onwards.

The second floor is our cocktail lounge; the perfect spot to gather with friends on a weekend. Our top floor rooms can both be hired for hosting events, from birthday parties and weddings, to corporate events and functions.

We are completely family friendly with a baby change area on the ground floor, and we adore canine friends too so you really can bring the whole family. We can cater for all dietary requirements and we serve a good selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food. We accept bookings for drinking and dining - book your table here.

 

 

Phone

01223 518537

 

Location

12 REGENT STREET 

CAMBRIDGE

 

Hours

MON TO SUN: 8AM - 3 AM

 

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ESPRESSO

We serve speciality coffee, ethically sourced.  Our coffee is supplied by Caravan Coffee. We serve both their signature espresso, Market Blend, with overtones of cherry and damson and Daily Blend, an easy-drinking blend with notes of brown sugar, praline and dark chocolate. 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.

COFFEE

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

TEA

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

SMOOTHIES

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

 
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COCKTAILS

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.

HERB COCKTAILS

Seventy Seven £8
Beefeater, chase elderflower, lemon, rosemary syrup, prosecco

Sonora £9
Tapatio reposado, aperol, lime & sage syrup, chilli tincture

Parsnip Cup £8.5
Absolut, parsnip puree, coco lopez, egg white, parsley

Sona £8.5
Raspberry & thyme infused absolut, akashi-tai umeshu, red syrup, prosecco

BEAN COCKTAILS

Rum Old Fashioned £9.5
Diplomatico reserva, coffee syrup, bob’s bitters

Alexander XO £8.5
Martel vs, briottet cacao, kahlua, vanilla, crème

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

Lemon cheesecake £8
Absolut vanilla, limoncello, vanilla, mascarpone, lemongrass

 

SPICE COCKTAILS

Dozy Girl #2 £9
Lanique rose, dozy girl syrup, domaine de canton

East & Stormy £9
Havana club 3yo, fireball, angostura bitters, ginger beer

Sacred Sling £9
Beefeater, aperol, rosehip liqueur, amaro montenegro, blood orange soda

White Negroni £8.5
Beefeater, suze, cocchi americano

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC

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

FRUIT COCKTAILS

Elderflower Julep £8
Lemongrass infused beefeater, chase elderflower, elderflower cordial, apple, mint

Guava Colada £9
Havana club 3yo, coco lopez, kaffir lime leaf, guava juice

Barnyard Bramble £8
Beefeater, grape, lemon, pinot noir reduction

Paradiso £8
Briottet peche, maracuja syrup, prosecco

 

CRAFT BEER

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


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KITCHEN

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 1pm 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 1-4pm and 5pm-9.30pm, the extensive menu can be downloaded here.

 

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NEWS & EVENTS

Glow in the New Year at NOVI

We’re celebrating in style this New Year’s! Get ready to get set and GLOW this New Year's Eve at NOVI. We're going glow in the dark and our bar will be fantastically fluorescent all night long. There'll be local DJs including 'Short & Sweet' on the decks until 3am and VIP table reservations on a first come, first served basis (minimum spend applies). And of course our newly transformed winter wonderland roof terrace will be open and extra cosy so that you can find a nice spot to snuggle up in. Plus there'll be glowing cocktail specials and set drinks packages that you can order in advance so that all you need to do is grab your table and enjoy the festivities. Grab your early bird ticket now and get your hands on a much-sought after table reservation before they're gone! Get your ticket here.

WINTER WONDERLAND ROOF TERRACE NOW OPEN

Our roof terrace has been busy all summer and we didn’t want it to feel neglected now that the colder temperatures are here. So we’ve turned it into a cosy and covered winter wonderland complete with blankets, heaters and plenty of snug corners to nest in. Come and order yourself a hot chocolate or one of our festive cocktails and cosy up on the roof.

Rob Fox Urban Photography Exhibition

Exciting news! Local photographer Rob Fox will be exhibiting his work on all three floors of NOVI for the whole of December. You’ll recognise many of the locations depicted in Rob’s work, including of course our gorgeous frontage (left). The launch party will take place on Sunday 2nd December from 6-9pm so do come along and be the first to see Rob’s urban photography on show.

CURRENT art exhibition: SKYGAZING by Susan Abbs

Originally from Singapore, Susan has lived in the UK for over 20 years.  Skygazing, her latest series of oil paintings on copper and aluminium, has been inspired by her move to Cambridge six years ago. "Having lived in cities and been surrounded by skyscrapers most of my life, I was overwhelmed by the huge expanse of sky. This spectacular daily vista has become the inspiration for this series of quiet skyscapes. Skygazing is an escape and a reaction to the chaos and anarchy of today's world - jingoism, terrorism, Trumpism, Brexit... In the midst of the maelstrom, there is serenity in Nature." For more information visit www.susanabbs.co.uk or @SusanAbbsArt

NEW winter menu

We have a brand new menu for the colder season, full of winter warmers and filling street food classics. You can expect something a bit different with small plates for sharing over a few cocktails, plus substantial dishes for lunch and dinner. Plus we’ve changed our brunch hours a bit too - so you can get breakfast and brunch dishes until 1pm and our full menu from 1pm to 4pm and then from 5pm until the kitchen closes at 9.30pm. See the full menu 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.