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Cambridge’s exquisite INDEPENDENT DISTRICT

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Quirky Lunchtime Delights Velvet visits Cambridge’s Boutique Quarter to discover CAFÉ ON THE ROUND


Article by Emma Parsons

ith so much to choose from in one location, Café on the Round is a must-visit spot for a summer fling with the city centre this year. Here, in the very heart of the city’s Boutique Quarter, you can find a selection of hot drinks, including tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as a variety of tasty homemade sandwiches and cakes – delicious! Not only has this café carved out a reputation for itself as one of the city’s most characteristic eateries, but it also hosts a wide range of Mexican delights! Pick up a delicious taco or enjoy a homemade quesadilla before putting your feet up after a long day of retail therapy. Situated opposite Cambridge’s famous Round Church and within walking distance of the Grand Arcade, it’s an individual and delicious stop off for a bite to eat! With a punt station just a short stroll away,why not follow the traditional, romantic, experience of an afternoon spent punting on the river Cam with tea and cakes? Or, if your tummy’s rumbling already, why not get your food to take away? You could take some of Café on the Round’s scrumptious sandwiches and cakes on the punt with you and enjoy a picnic on the river, in the sun!

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Café on the Round, Round Church Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AD. For more information visit www.



An Island of


Getting ready for Independence Day this month, we step into a world of American Dreams with HARDY’S ORIGINAL SWEET SHOP Day with a delicious pack of Hershey’s Kisses, or simply indulge in every possible flavour and colour of Pop Tarts – you’ll be surprised what you find. From the simplest Vanilla flavoured root beers to the unrivalled taste of peanut butter Reeses, Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop has it all, even chilled imported American drinks, so make sure you pop in… and if American style isn’t really your flavour, find a vast array of Olympic specialist sweets too!

Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop, 17 St John’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TW. Tel: 01223 367657. For more information visit

Article by Georgie Campbell

ith so many treats and devilish delights housed within one store, it’s no wonder we went on a trip of exploration this month into the deepest darkest depths of Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop. Finding some of the finest sweets, chocolates and drinks I have ever seen, it was as though we’d been transported into the realms of a Roald Dahl story… The walls offered row after row of scrumptious sweets with the candy cane spiral staircase promising even more delights below. Welcoming children and adults alike, Hardy’s is so much more than just a sweet shop, it’s an entire experience. Getting ready to celebrate Independence Day, the store has transformed into an island of America, right in the heart of Cambridge’s Boutique Quarter. From Hershey’s to Mountain Dew, Reeses and even Pepsi Throwbacks to the more modern Mike & Ike sensations hitting the streets of the US, Hardy’s has it all… and if they don’t already have it, just ask! Introducing 10 new lines a week to add to its existing 4,000, there really is no end to this magical world. Welcoming their American friends in store with a little piece of home, Hardy’s neverending selection of candy promises to delight no matter what you’re looking for. Celebrate Independence

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Visiting The Boutique Quarter in July  

July update

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