With slow coffee drinking and brunch by day, and a lively bar and cosy cocktail space 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.
PHOTOS BY MICHAEL SIM
12 REGENT STREET
MON TO SAT: 9AM - 3 AM
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
Flat white £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
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
Pull The Pin £8
Adnams copper house gin, pama, velvet falernum, pomegranate molasses, egg white, fresh lemon juice
Hocus Crocus £8
Koko kanu rum, celyon arrack, saffron and chilli syrup, mango juice, fresh lime juice, feevertree tonic
Hot Dram! £8
Havana 3yo rum, pineapple syrup, pimento dram, lime oil, cinnamon, fresh lime 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
Sloe Down £8
Cremorne sloe gin, summer berry shrub, creme de mure, lemon bitters, soda
Lean & Green £8
Reyka vodka, sparkling wine, green tea syrup, fresh lemon juice, cucumber
Tickled Pink £8
Chase rhubarb vodka, rhubarb syrup, sorrel, fresh lemon juice
Adnams Dry Hopped £4.2
Camden Pale Ale £4.6
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, focused on local, seasonal produce, with the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent. We bake our own quinoa 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. Not to mention our irresistible bar snacks are available to partner your craft beer or botanical cocktail every night of the week until 9.30pm.
NEWS & EVENTS
1st March: Menu launch and loyalty app with 50% off food
The perfect burger to go with your after work drinks? Even more of those sharing boards you love? We're launching our new menu on the 1st March. To celebrate simply download the Novi App to receive 50% off your food bill any weekday ending 7th March. Follow these links for apple or android and download to receive the loyalty offer. You can also start collecting digital stamps to earn free coffees and cocktails while you drink.
4th March: Guerrilla Kitchen pop up every Saturday
Starting 4th March we will also be hosts to a Guerrilla Kitchen pop up every Saturday night from 5.30-9.30pm. The menu is incredible - come and join us for this three month residency.
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.