As the sun set on a rare day in Cambridge, we visited Massaro’s, possibly Cambridge’s best coffee shop.
Jan 2014. Sadly, we understand that Massaro’s has now closed. Gladly, we hear Andrea and Elaine have opened a new cafe, also in Cambridge, called The Table. More details soon.
As the sign says, Massaro’s is an artisan food and coffee bar.
Since setting up shop in 2008, owners Andrea and Elaine have endured a proper start-up rollercoaster. Massaro’s started life as a deli, slowly evolving to the coffee shop as the husband & wife team found their niche. Occasionally painful wranglings with the local planning department spiced things up along the way.
Thankfully, all is now well with the world, and Massaro’s can focus on doing what it does best – excellent coffee with lunches and cakes, with a subtle Italian twist.
Andrea and Elaine are mad about coffee. On rare days off, they often pop down to London to try the capital’s best and latest brews.
They bring their expertise to the Cambridge locals. Interestingly, Andrea tells me that the unique blend they serve has been designed with Cambridge in mind. The city, it seems, isn’t quite ready for super-contemporary coffee; blends with a more traditional, Italian taste tend to go down better.
Fascinating to think that different cities have different coffee tastes.
Massaro’s is a smashing, relaxed place with friendly, passionate owners and great coffee. The beating heart of Cambridge’s improving coffee scene and highly recommended.
85 Regent St
We visited on 30 December 2012.