Careers At The Edge

No current vacancies. We're always looking for volunteers so do come along and get involved.


Open Monday to Saturday, we offer a wide ranging menu of food, drinks, breakfasts, lunch items, soups, cakes and desserts.

To place your order in advance, call (01223) 212 478

Opening Times

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Room Hire

The Edge Café also offers a meeting room for commercial, community and charity hire at reasonable rates.

The Hayman Room offers facilities that include broadband access, AV equipment and SMART board.

A catering service is available for people using the meeting room.

A few years ago, funding was awarded to build a recovery hub in Cambridge, a working café open to the public but with a recovery-based focus. The café forms a visible, public-facing demonstration of the possibility of recovery from substance misuse, generating opportunities both for people in recovery, and for the wider community.

Situated on the site of Brookfields Hospital, on our walls you'll find a different artist in residence each month, and throughout the week we provide a wide programme of workshops and music, spoken word and interactive events that are open to all.

Our Menu

In addition to our award-winning coffee, The Edge Café offer a wide range of homemade cakes, freshly prepared meals and drinks.

Our specials change daily, and we are proud to partner with FareShare to combat food waste and hunger in the UK. Food that would otherwise be wasted by supermarkets gets turned into delicious meals, and everything that we don't use is free for customers to take home.

For more information click here.

Hot Drinks

  Regular 8oz Large 12oz
Americano £1.80 £2.00
Cappucino £2.20 £2.40
Latte £2.40 £2.60
Mocha £2.40 £2.60
Espresso Single - £2.00 Double - £2.40
Hot Chocolate £2.20 £2.50
Pot of Breakfast Tea / Earl Grey For one - £1.80 For two - £3.00
Whipped Cream & Sprinkles 30p
Flavoured Syrups - Chocolate / Hazelnut / Vanilla / Salted Caramel 30p

Decaf available for all types of coffee

If you like a coffee prepared your own special way, please ask and we will master it for you.

If you are a regular customer, please pick up a loyalty card.

Cold Drinks

Sparkling / Still Water £1.50
Coke / Diet Coke £1.80
Local Apple / Orange Juice £2.00
Elderflower Pressé £2.00

Kids Drinks

Babyccino 50p
Milk / Squash 50p
Apple / Orange Carton 85p


The EDGE homemade granola – oats, nuts, dried fruit & seeds roasted with coconut oil & maple syrup, served with semi skimmed milk, almond milk or Greek yoghurt ( V* ) £3.00
Toast, 2 slices with butter & choice of jam, marmalade, Marmite, honey or Nutella £2.30
Bacon sandwich (served all day)  £2.50
Bacon & fried egg on a buttered bap (served all day) £3.00
2 soft-boiled eggs with soldiers £3.00
Simply 2 eggs on toast (poached, scrambled or fried) £3.50



Please see the specials board behind the counter for additional food choices

( V* )

Suitable for vegans

Takeaway Lunch Deal

Freshly prepared sandwich (see counter for choice), crisps or cookie with drink (choice of coffee / tea / juice box / bottled water) & piece of fruit when Fareshare available £4.50

Sweeter Snacks

See counter for choice. We make all our cakes, tray bakes, scones & cookies on site.

Snacks, Salads & Meals

The EDGE homemade cheese scone, butter & chutney £2.50
The EDGE homemade soup with bread & butter £3.50
Sandwich fillings - choose either bread, toastie, panini or wrap (served with salad or chips)  
Sliced mature cheddar, ham & homemade chutney £3.95
Brie, bacon & homemade chutney £4.50
Crumbled falafel, roasted vegetables, salad leaves & yoghurt garlic dressing ( V* ) £4.50
Homemade houmous, tomato, grated carrot & salad leaves ( V* )  £4.95
Pan fried halloumi, beetroot, spinach & sweet chilli £6.50
Tuna melt - panini filled with tuna mayonnaise, mature cheddar & sliced tomato (served with crisps) £4.95
BLT – toasted sandwich with layers of crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise (served w/crisps) £4.95
The EDGE CLUB – triple decker toasted sandwich layered with chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise, served with coleslaw and crisps £6.50
Baked potatoes - choose from baked beans, cheese, tuna, coleslaw or roasted vegetables  
Baked potato with butter & 1 filling (served with side salad) £3.50
Baked potato with butter & 2 fillings (served with side salad) £4.00
Salad bowls – sandwich combinations above served over heaped bowl of salad ingredients & drizzled with our homemade dressing £5.50


Kids @ The Edge

Baked beans on toast £1.50
Soft boiled egg with soldiers £2.00
Kids breakfast – 1 egg on toast with bacon or baked beans £3.00
Sandwiches with choice of cheese, ham, jam, Marmite or Nutella £2.00
Cheese & ham toastie £2.50
Sausage sandwich £2.50
Kids Meal Deal – sandwich, crisps, cookie & a juice carton £4.00

Further Information

Please ask if there is a variation to the menu that you would like, we will accommodate you if we can.

If you have any food allergies, please ask a member of staff for further allergen information. 
We have gluten free bread, wraps and scones and there is always a gluten free sweet treat available.
Nuts are used in the kitchen so we cannot class the Café as nut free.
Our food is prepared to order so please inform us if you are in a hurry.

Pre-orders – If you would like to phone through an order you can do so on 01223 212478 and we will make sure it is ready for collection at your specified time.


Our Mission

We believe that what we can grow a network of positive relationships and experiences that stretch from our cafe and out into the world, by bringing people together & helping build social stability in each others' lives.  

We will provide a beautiful, safe, warm, drug & alcohol free space and community to anchor people in the sustained recovery they need to gain and maintain access to housing, social & health services, healthy relationships, education and employment. By sharing experiences & knowledge, linking with our local community & recovery groups, offering peer support & mentoring, promoting healthy social values, supporting emotional wellbeing and arranging social events we believe peoples lives can & do change for the better.

Without ongoing recovery support, the challenge of maintaining stability in mental health, relationships, housing & employment and breaking cycles of destruction may feel nearly impossible.

The Edge is a holding place for people looking for support in their long term recovery. 

Adult Support - Inclusion Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service

Tel: 0300 555 0101 (local rate)


Services available in:

Cambridge City
St Neots

Adolescent Support - CASUS (Cambridge Adolescent Substance Use Service)


Huntingdonshire and Fenland

Tel: 01480 415278
Fax: 01480 415393
Mob: 07944 117035 (call or text)

Cambridge City, South and East

Tel: 01223 214614
Fax: 01223 414584
Mob: 07944 117035 (call or text)

Families & Carers

It can be a terrible shock to find out that someone in your family is misusing drugs or alcohol whether they are a child, brother or sister, or your partner. You may feel that there is nowhere to turn and you may be worried about all sorts of consequences, from dealing with the law to worrying about how other people will react. Serious drug or alcohol problems in the family can create incredible tension and distress but it’s important to remember that family communication and support can make a real difference. Although you may feel alone, rest assured you’re not: there are many other people experiencing the same things as you. You have a vital role to play and there are people out there who can help.

Inclusion offers a support service for the families of adults who misuse drugs or alcohol. They are able to provide a safe and confidential place to talk, offer information and coping strategies, and signpost to other relevant services. To find out more access the ‘Families Zone’ via the link:


The Edge Café are delighted to be working with FareShare. As part of their mission to cut down on food waste and to combat hunger, FareShare redistribute good food destined for waste to charities and community groups who turn it into nutritional meals for vulnerable people.

The fresh, quality food is delivered to The Edge Café on a Friday, and we use as much of it as we can to populate our excellent specials menu. How much and what food varies week-to-week, so our specials are always changing depending on what we receive. Anything that we do not use in the kitchen is free for customers or visitors to take.

For more info about what FareShare do nationwide, you can get some details and statistics from their website or from the infographic here.

Contact Us


The Edge Café,
351 Mill Road, Cambridge,


Café: 01223 212 478

Andy: 07848 871323




The Hayman Room

The Edge Café offers a meeting room for commercial, community and charity hire at reasonable rates. The Hayman Room offers facilities that include broadband access, AV equipment and SMART Board. Please consult the options below for price and availability.

Before booking please read the Room Rental Agreement in full. By continuing, you accept the terms and conditions therein.

If you would like to hire the meeting room, please mail Andy at, or telephone on 07848871323 

To inquire about bespoke catering for room bookings, please call us on 01223 212 478 or contact

Price List

The Hayman Room offers facilities that include internet access, AV equipment and SMART Board. Bespoke catering is also available on request.
  Business Community Charity
1 hour £15 £12 £10
2 hours £30 £24 £20
Half Day £60 £45 £40
Full Day £110 £90 £75

Click on the following link to view the rental agreement.

Careers At The Edge

No current vacancies. We're always looking for volunteers so do come along and get involved.

Exhibition Calendar

Calling All Creatives!

The Edge Café is Cambridge’s new recovery hub; a community café with a recovery heart. We are a social enterprise providing opportunities and peer support to people in recovery from substance misuse. We are open to the public and to the community, playing host to live events, workshops, exhibitions and damn good coffee.

At the moment it is a blank canvas, which is where YOU come in. We are looking for artists who wish to exhibit their work in a vibrant café environment. Each exhibiting artist adorns the walls for one month, with their work playing a large part in how customers experience the café and the project’s overall aesthetic. It’s important stuff, and we need beautiful things and beautiful people to make it happen.

Across the month of exhibition, we invite the exhibiting artist to curate an element of the café’s what’s on programme in collaboration with The Edge. This can be a workshop, talk or live event that relates to the themes of your work – we’re open to ideas! The most important thing is that it’s open to all, and adds value to The Edge as a hub for the community. We’d also fully support you to host a private view to launch the exhibition.

To apply, please send a short paragraph about yourself, what medium you work in, examples of your work (attach or link), and a short paragraph about what the word “recovery” means to you.

To submit, please drop us an email at

Support Us

The journey of developing a ‘Recovery Hub’ for Cambridgeshire started as a vision over 2 years ago.  We saw that there was a something missing, people who were leaving specialist treatment services didn't have a place to go that they could call their own, to support them to sustain long term recovery and prevent relapse. It's been a very long journey, but now this vision is finally coming to life.

The cafe has been very lucky to date and has already been offered countless hours of support and donations from organisations and individuals, and funders. We'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

If you would like to support us in making the Cambridge Recovery Hub happen, you can do so by donating or by offering practical help. Do you work with an organisation you feel we'd work well with too? Do you have a specific skill that you wish to put to work for a good cause? Are you in recovery yourself and wish to get involved? We'd love to hear from you!


If you are interested in volunteering at The Edge, please fill out the form below, or contact Andrew Ahmad-Cooke at

For all other inquiries, please contact

Events @ The Edge

The Edge hosts a range of events on a daily basis, focusing on a number of activities. There's something for everyone, we invite you to come along and join the fun!

Click on the link below to view current and upcoming events at The Edge.

Workshops & Events at The Edge (17th - 30th September 2018)

Regular Events

  • The Edge Recovery Support Group - Monday 12.00 - 13.00 Thursday 19.15 - 20.45 Anybody in recovery from addiction or worried about substance missuse is welcome.
  • Healing the System - Mental Health journey support - every other Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00.
  • Tai Chi - Every Friday 13.00 - 14.00
  • Mindfulness & Meditation - every Friday 14.15 - 15.15
  • To find out more about events and volunteering, pop in to the Edge or email:
  • All Edge Café workshops are free of charge

A Taste of Edgewords

Listen to the Edgewords editors (Jean Dark, Lisa Evans and Munizha Ahmad-Cooke) read 'Ripe' by Munizha Ahmad-Cooke, which was published in last year's anthology.

Listen below using the player, or click the circular icon to download the mp3 file.

Creative Writing at The Edge - Call for Submissions

Following the success of the Edgewords anthology, we are inviting submissions for Edgewords: Renewal to be launched at The Edge Café in December 2018. We are looking for short pieces – fiction, life writing or poetry – on the theme of RENEWAL. 

All proceeds from the anthology will go towards The Edge Café’s work, supporting people in recovery from addiction.


Submission Guidelines

  • Open to all writers over the age of 16.
  • The theme is RENEWAL, maximum of 300 words for prose, or 30 lines for poetry.
  • Submissions should be typed on A4 paper.
  • Please put your name on the form, not on your submission. This will ensure that our selection process remains impartial.
  • We can't return your submission, so please don't send us your only copy.
  • We will announce our final selection on this webpage on Wednesday 31 October 2018. 
  • All entrants will be invited to the launch event in December.
  • Fill in the form below and upload your submission.

Alternatively, print and complete the Edgewords submission form (PDF), and mail it with your submission to:

Andy Ahmad-Cooke
The Edge Café
351 Mill Road

  • The deadline for submissions is midday on Wednesday 19 September 2018.


Edgewords Submission Form

About You

About Your Submission

(your personal details will not be passed on to any 3rd party)