CB1 shops Station Square illustration

The re-development of CB1 has transformed the retail experience. There is now a wide range of restaurants, bars and food stores, meaning that CB1 offers plenty of choice whether you’re grabbing a coffee to go, eating out or stocking up at home. Station Square offers; the Station Tavern and The Old Ticket Office, which are now popular spots for workers and residents to unwind at the end of the day with a drink or a meal, Wasabi with its Japanese cuisine, and for coffee and snacks a choice between Caffé Nero and Chill#2. Food and drinks on the go is available from Pret and Sainsbury’s on the Square and M&S inside the new railway station.

For those fond of, or curious about, Cambridge’s famous pop-up food offerings, next to the Clayton Hotel (formerly the Tamburlaine) on Fridays is foodPark. A short walk to the West through Mill Park takes you to Brookgate (by Hills Road) where another cluster of food and drink options includes Ling Lings (pop-up food outside Aston House), Costa Coffee, La Maison du Steak and the Co-op. Once a drab area where people just passed through, this is now an exciting retail hub buzzing with people.


To help signpost some of the excellent options on CB1, please see the CB1 Retailers map here.

50/60 Station Road

Between The Clayton Hotel and One The Square, Station Road

1 Station Square

2 Station Square

Cambridge Rail Station

21 Station Place (within ‘the Railyard’)

CB1 Estate – pop-up vendors; by Six Trees


Hills Road