Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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.
|Regular 8oz||Large 12oz|
|Espresso||Single - £2.00||Double - £2.40|
|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|
|Sparkling / Still Water||£1.50|
|Coke / Diet Coke||£1.80|
|Local Apple / Orange Juice||£2.00|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Kids Meal Deal – sandwich, crisps, cookie & a juice carton||£4.00|
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.
Tel: 0300 555 0101 (local rate)
Services available in:
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: http://www.inclusion-cambridgeshire.org.uk/families-zone/
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.
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 email@example.com, or telephone on 07848871323
To inquire about bespoke catering for room bookings, please call us on 01223 212 478 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the following link to view the rental agreement.
No current vacancies. We're always looking for volunteers so do come along and get involved.
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 email@example.com
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!
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.
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.
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.
Alternatively, print and complete the Edgewords submission form (PDF), and mail it with your submission to:
The Edge Café
351 Mill Road