The Copper Kettle

British, Mediterranean, Turkish·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
British, Mediterranean, Turkish
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly


Situated in pride of place in central Cambridge on King’s Parade, opposite the world-famous King’s College, The Copper Kettle is the ideal location for a typical Cambridge experience amidst a day of exploring.

Serving Cambridge inhabitants and visitors alike since its opening in the 1990s, the Copper Kettle offers up a huge menu of café classics, which fuse traditional British café grub with Mediterranean ingredients and flavours. Open everyday from 8am, this is a spot which is always popular, no matter the time of day.

There's plenty of space to take a seat inside, and décor is simple and uncomplicated – the beautiful views of King’s College through wide windows do more than enough to provide visitors with pleasant sights while they dine. Nevertheless, it’s the spots outdoors right on King’s Parade which are particularly highly-coveted, offering a unique and quintessentially Cambridge dining experience. Be warned, though, King’s Parade can get very busy on the weekends, which has the potential to make your mealtime just a little chaotic...

When it comes to the menu, you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice. Starters include homemade lentil soup, Mediterranean chicken skewers, and a mixed mezze platter, whilst main courses range from a homemade lamb moussaka, to Moroccan chickpea casserole, to spinach and ricotta ravioli. For lighter bites, there’s also a selection of wraps served with chips, and a range of salads.

If you’re dropping by simply for a quick drink or sweet treat, The Copper Kettle is a relaxed setting in which to do so. Its Mediterranean influence shines through especially in the inclusion of options like Turkish coffee, and homemade Baklava, which are the foundations for a fun and unusual midday coffee break.

Simple but effective, and certainly extensive, The Copper Kettle’s menu has something for everyone and for every occasion. 


Does the cafe have vegetarian options?

Yes, a great selection.

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Is there outdoor seating?

Yes, tables are set up on the pavement of King's Parade, outside the cafe.

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Is the cafe usually busy?

At times it can be, as it's situated in a central part of Cambridge. Service is usually fast, however.

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4 Kings Parade, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1SJ

012 2330 8448 012 2330 8448


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-21:00
Tue 08:00-21:00
Wed 08:00-21:00
Thu 08:00-21:00
Fri 08:00-21:30
Sat 08:00-21:30
Sun 08:00-21:30


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