Serves meat, vegan options available. Has labelled veggie and vegan options with choices ranging from mezze to curries. Open Mon-Sun 09:30-23:00.

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33 Reviews

First Review by MissRadish


Points +82

19 Aug 2023

Nice dinner in Cambridge

Lovely restaurant with great vegan options, for starters, mains and desserts.
Great decor and atmosphere, friendly staff



Points +978

03 Aug 2023

Incredible scrambled tofu

Wow the scrambled tofu was rather insane!! Very crispy and very well flavoured, and sat on a beautiful piece of bread/toast. I find that it’s quite rare that non-veg places do scrambled tofu (they usually opt for falafel or fake meat)so I was really happy to see it on the menu. Lots of vegan options here!!
I would say that the portion size was quite small, I felt satisfied at the end though but yep others may not with just one piece of bread.

I also ordered a decaf soy latte and wasn’t charged for the soy milk or the fact that it was decaf so I loved that too!

Pros: Not charged for alt milk, Finally a scrambled tofu!!, Beautiful interior! Super cosy!

Cons: Small-ish portions


Points +614

19 May 2023

Some Really Great Vegan Options

Overall we had a great dinner at The Old Bicycle Shop. We started with the focaccia and hummus which was so delicious, I highly recommend. The pea and shallot tortellini (it was actually ravioli) was good, the sauce was filled with veggies and really flavorful but the pasta itself was a bit tough and I couldn’t really taste the filling. We also ordered the falafel wrap which was absolutely excellent, definitely worth getting! The eton mess dessert was only okay. There was barely any merengue which was quite disappointing.

Overall I would return, especially if I was coming with non-vegans!

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-19

Pros: Several vegan options


Points +83

09 Jan 2023

Small portions

I don’t really like writing bad reviews but I was disappointed with what I was served. I had the avocado toast and it consisted of one thin piece of sourdough with avocado on top for £9.50.

The toast was cold and difficult to cut through. On the plus side the oat cappuccino was hot and tasty but overall it wasn’t worth the money


Points +1612

30 Oct 2022

Incredible food and service!

Probably my favourite breakfast/brunch place in Cam! Always reliably tasty with lots of vegan & GF options. Soup of the day is always vegan with choice of GF bread. Fantastic coffee and loose-leaf tea. Beautiful cafe and very atmospheric! I always bring visiting omni family/friends here. Lovely staff, too - extremely attentive, flexible with allergens, table bookings and always go the extra mile.

I find some of the negative reviews on here very confusing as I visit semi-regularly at different times of the day/week/year and never once had anything other than a wonderful experience… I personally don’t think they’re representative and would recommend checking the Old Bicycle Shop out for yourself to make up your own mind!

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-07

Pros: Lots of vegan & GF options , Lovely staff, Atmospheric


Points +1018

26 Jun 2022

Tiny and Overpriced Breakfast

I would not recommend this place for breakfast to anyone. I ordered the Plant Based Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Seeds but it was so bad. It was a tiny pot of basically just yogurt and fruit compote with a few seeds. It was £6.50 too which is so overpriced. My mum ordered the avocado on toast and she said it was ok but the bread wasn’t even toasted and was very thin and the avocado just tasted of lemon and again, the portion was so small. Some peoples food around us looked nice and more worth the money but what we ordered was awful. We spent £25 on breakfast that left me still feeling hungry. It’s a shame because the cafe/restaurant inside is very rustic but the food is so basic and just not worth it. I won’t be returning here.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Overpriced , Tiny portions, Basic food


Points +35

17 Jun 2022

Not worth the money

The food all sounds very good on the menu, but it was all lacking in reality. The quinoa salad had no flavour whatsoever (although the tomatoes were good) and the gnocchi with bak choi had a total of 1/2 a baby bak choi. We were looking forward to dessert but decided against it after the mains. The service was perfectly lovely, but there seemed to be one waitress taking orders and payments for the whole restaurant


Points +221

04 Jun 2022

Great brunch

Really good selection of vegan dishes on brunch menu and all clearly labelled, and small adjustments to printed menu were explained to us when we were seated. So the peach pancakes were pear instead (which I think was even better!) Very impressed by food service especially as it was busier for bank holiday weekend.

Pros: Great service , Delicious food, Comfortable atmosphere


Points +237

09 May 2022

Good Vegan Brunch Options

The Old Bicycle Shop is an old bicycle store converted into a restaurant. We attended for brunch and were faced with a variety of vegan options including “yogurt”with fruit, various fancy pancakes, avocado toast, and a vegan breakfast plate. I opted for the latter, which included scrambled tofu, miso eggplant, smoky bean stew, avocado, a roasted tomato, and sourdough. All the components were very flavorful with the most impressive being the eggplant, the chili-like bean stew, and the tofu scramble which had a hint of mustard.

Pros: Tasty vegan options , Pleasant casual vibe


Points +1492

09 Apr 2022

really poor food

such a shame - when I first visited two years ago food was fantastic and huge range of vegan options. Still good range, but since covid have changed menu substantially. food sounds fab but very poorly prepared… ordered pancakes which arrived within 5 mins and were nearly cold - had clearly just been reheated and served in haste. Coffee also not great… far better brunch places elsewhere in cambridge

Updated from previous review on 2020-03-17


Points +617

29 Oct 2021

Overall a great experience

Really great food and service. Lots of plant based options and the restaurant has a really cosy, welcoming and bustling feel to is. I ordered some pasta which unfortunately was a very small portion but the flavours were amazing. Would definitely still recommend and visit again.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-29

Pros: Loads of plant based choices

Cons: Small portion size , Quite expensive


Points +380

26 Oct 2021

Quirky and fun

A great place with lovely staff and loads of vegan options.
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Points +20

16 Oct 2021

Good brunch!

Lots of plant-based choices for brunch. The pancakes were great, the tofu scramble could have had a bit more flavour but pretty good too. Good service and setting. Would happily eat there again.


Points +1581

14 Aug 2021

Nice restaurant with great food and cocktails

Lovely restaurant with good vegan options. The cocktails and desserts are particularly good. They use aqua faba to create foam on their whisky sour which was a real treat.


Points +133

24 May 2021

Lots of vegan options

Loads of vegan options which made a mixed brunch so easy and stress free. Tasty food and friendly staff. Good atmosphere there as well

Pros: Lots of plant based options throughout the day, Good atmosphere


Points +929

12 Oct 2020

Good but could be better

The quantity was really nice but the food could be more tasty.


Points +794

08 Sep 2020

Great for a special treat

My boyfriend and I visited during Eat Out To Help Out but it was still about £40 for the two of us, including 1 drink each and dessert. The falafels were very tasty- the best we’d had in this country (my bf said they were better than Jordan!)

Pros: Vegan options well labelled , Great falafels

Cons: Pricy


Points +376

03 Jun 2020

Great brunch

I have visited a few times and enjoyed every meal here! It is quite expensive but a quirky place to go for a special occasion, there are plenty of vegan choices.

Pros: delicious food, well displayed vegan options

Cons: pricey, can be difficult to get a table


Points +902

17 Mar 2020

Expensive but good quality

I had the mushroom ramen, which was great. Lots of different mushrooms I had never tried before. The vegan pavlova is also impressive. The atmosphere is very good as well, but overall was kind of expensive for the amount of food you get.


Points +15739

06 Oct 2019

Old Bicycle Shop

Old Bicycle Shop seemed like an interesting breakfast choice but after sitting there for one hour after ordering and being lied to about the status of our order (in a half occupied restaurant), we had to throw the towel in. They have a cute conservatory seating area...the food I saw on people’s plates looked OK, not amazing. Overall, I’d suggest they work on getting their kitchen in order and level setting with customers.


Points +86

26 Aug 2019

Great vegan options!

High quality dishes and excellent customer service! The vegan options are clearly labelled as ‘pb / vegan’ and the staff were friendly and helpful with our questions.


Points +1736

24 Aug 2019

Good Veg and Vegan International and Fusion Food options!

✓ Vegan and Vegetarian Options

WHAT I HAD: Posh Kebab of Jerk Jackfruit and coriander and ginger slaw topped with coconut and mango raita (Vegan) [£12.50]; Sweet potato pancakes, dried apricot, coconut yoghurt, oat crumble and banana powder (Vegan) [£7.00]; Smashed avocado, toasted sourdough, chili, lime & tomato salsa, watercress, almond dukkha (Vegetarian) [£8.50] (extra 1.00 for poached egg)

A place that offers international food, mix of cuisines and some fusion. Prices are in the range of high street food prices. The food portions are quite generous with the use of good and quality ingredients with is well worth the price you pay for. They do offer several inspiring vegan options too. A while back, I had the vegan jerk jackfruit kebab which was just hearty, refreshing and delicious with a great mix of textures, flavours and fresh ingredients. I was quite disappointed with my visit for brunch, the vegan sweet potato pancake was stodgy, dry and heavy especially with the dried apricot and oat, the yoghurt didn’t help. The avocado toast was average with the lacklustre sourdough bread.

Staff is really friendly and attentive! Absolutely great service even when they were swamped and low on staff. I love the rustic décor that gives a charming and casual ambience. The outdoor seating is lovely as well during the summer. The Old Bicycle Shop is quite a hit and miss with their dishes, still I would return for a satisfying and flavourful lunch or dinner (over breakfast or brunch) that is inspired by different cuisines, and the great service.

Pros: Good Vegan Options, Charming and Rustic Decor, Great Customer Service

Cons: Food are a hit or miss, Not the cheapest


Points +138

06 Aug 2019

Really lovely place, with good food!

The vegan and the omni food are treated with just as much respect here. The dishes are delicious, really nice wines and beers, the atmosphere is brilliant and the staff are really friendly and knowledgable about the drinks and food menus. Lovely location, and there is a small terrace out back!

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Lovely food for everyone, Friendly, happy staff

Cons: Not cheap but worth it, Can get very busy, so get there early!


Points +20

22 Feb 2019

5 star food and service!!

Really good food, would recommend to anyone. The vegan options were so rich and tasty!

Pros: Really lovely and helpful staff, Vegan options are amazing, Really wide range of options

Cons: First choices were sold out


Points +269

14 Nov 2018

Wonderful Vegan options

Excellent vegan and vegetarian options (more than half of the menu). The menu is very well labeled, the restaurant is clean, the staff are very helpful. I had the Channa Masala (vegan) and a side of the roasted mixed vegetables and it was wonderful. 5-star quality food. I definitely recommend it.

Pros: Excellent vegan and vegetarian options, Wonderful gourmet food, Great staff


Points +188

28 Oct 2018

Delicious vegan grub!

Me and my husband enjoyed some delicious vegan food and were both surprised at the amount of choice on offer for a non-vegan restaurant.
We were also delighted to see vegan alcohol clearly labelled.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan alcohol clearly labelled

Cons: Can get very busy, was hard to get a table


Points +27

28 Oct 2018


Delicious, delicious.

Pros: Options, flavour, excellent staff.

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