With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: The Edge Café.
Explore Indie Cambridge - The Edge Café
Located in the grounds of Brookfields Hospital, on Mill Road, The Edge Cafe is much more than a place to grab a Panini or feast on a full English. It’s a warm, friendly space where people recovering from addiction can gain support.
Set up two years ago, after funding was granted to launch a recovery hub in Cambridge, The Edge is run by Sarah Dickinson, and her dedicated team. Having experienced her own battle with addiction – Sarah is a recovering alcoholic, four years sober – she recognises the importance of a community to anchor people in recovery.
With a background in catering, having managed renowned Notting Hill Gate restaurant Sally Clarke’s, before working at indie café Abantu in Bourn, Sarah is passionate about creating tasty dishes from scratch. Her menu is packed with crowd-pleasers such as hearty breakfast baps, homemade quiche and superfood salads, while her homemade bakes include divine chocolate brownies, vegan carrot cake and gluten-free orange cake.
Ardent about tackling food waste, the cafe houses a Community Fridge, and Sarah creates daily specials, using surplus ingredients provided by the charity FareShare.
On top of this, there’s regular workshops, pop-up evenings, and outside catering. It’s no wonder there’s such a buzz about The Edge.
The Edge Café
351, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF
Telephone 01223 212478
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Indie Cambridge directory. It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!
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