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, 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


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



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



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


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



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.




Vision - Art by Jamie Ashman

The launch party for a fantastic Art Exhibition and sale by artist Jamie Ashman with music by Short & Sweet
Come and try the renown Novi cocktails on the upstairs roof terrace whilst browsing Jamie's art and listening to some fine tunes from the female DJ duo. More information on Jamie and his work can be found here: http://www.jamieashman.com. Exhibition runs until 21st October




BRAND NEW summer cocktail list

Have you tried any of our new botanical cocktails yet? We have a brand new summer cocktail list here at NOVI. The full list can be downloaded here so have a browse and see what takes your fancy.







#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.