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.
PHOTOS BY MICHAEL SIM
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.
Sloe Down £8
Cremorne sloe gin, summer berry and balsamic shrub, creme de mure, lemon bitters, soda
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
Short & Stout £8
Makers mark bourbon, mozart original chocolate liqueur, fair cafe, stout reduction, fresh espresso
Hot Dram! £8
Havana 3yo rum, pineapple syrup, pimento dram, cinnamon, fresh lime juice
Chocolat Chocolat £8
Pink pigeon vanilla rum, mozart original chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, double cream, hazelnut syrup
Dozy Girl £8
Lanique rose petal vodka, domaine de canton ginger liqueur, dozy girl tea syrup, fresh lemon
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
Kentucky Iced Tea £8
Buffalo trace bourbon, peche de vigne, bluebird english breakfast tea syrup, peach puree, fresh lemon juice, peach bitters
Jinzu Sour £8
Kwei feh lychee liqueur, jinzu gin, lychee syrup, fresh lemon juice
Lean & Green £8
Reyka vodka, sparkling wine, green tea syrup, fresh lemon juice, cucumber
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
#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.
Bring a friend and you'll be getting a plate of tacos and a cocktail for £10 - how's that for the ideal way to sit back and relax without spending a fortune? In fact, we're struggling to work out why you wouldn't immediately arrange a post-work gather and gossip.
Come and #NOVIsocial soon.
Come and try our new menu
The change in the seasons brings with it a brand new menu at NOVI - full of the same mix of hearty classics and lighter options that you've come to love but with an autumnal twist.
Our daytime menu retains its brunch theme with new dishes including sweet potato rosti with poached eggs and a chickpea and vegetable cassoulet. Don't panic though, firm favourites such as the scrambled eggs on griddled cornbread and our tofu scramble remain. Our salads have had a seasonal refresh too and we can't wait for you to try them.
When it comes to evenings there is only one word...TACOS! Your hunt for great tacos in Cambridge is over. We'll serving these tasty morsels in a range of fillings including grilled pork belly, sea bass ceviche and grilled corn slaw, and pulled jackfruit too. Ordering a few with some Parmesan churros, Padron peppers and some spicy prawns is ideal for sharing alongside a few botanical cocktails.
On the subject of cocktails...our new drinks menu is on the way and we're celebrating with a great new offer - watch this space for more!
And finally, we have a new cake supplier to tell you about. Gatto Gateau are a new local company making the most incredible looking bakes just for us. Come in and try a slice soon.
Our living roof terrace is open
We have now opened the doors to our much anticipated roof terrace. A relaxing outdoor green space in the heart of the city centre. We can’t wait to welcome our customers for long summer evenings, botanical cocktails, fresh seasonal food and look forward to hosting our first outdoor events. Watch this space for news on how we will transform it into a winter wonderland, complete with hot cocktails soon enough...