Where we are
We are in St Michael’s Church on Trinity Street, opposite Gonville and Caius College and adajacent to Cambridge Contemporary Art, in the heart of historic Cambridge.
The Market Square, Great St Mary’s Church, and King’s College are just steps away. Boutique shopping areas are in nearby Green Street and on Trinity Street. There is also an Arts and Crafts market nearby.
The Michaelhouse Café is open Monday to Saturday (including some Public Holidays) from 8.00am till 5.00pm serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Our community meeting rooms are for hire throughout the year. Hire of the café space is limited to weekday evenings, Saturday evening and some Sundays.
Take any bus going into the Historic Town Centre. Our nearest bus stops are on Bridge Street. Parking is available at Park Street NCP Car Park, just five minutes walk away.
Street bollards are in operation from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Mondays to Saturdays so you can only reach us on foot, by bicycle or by Cambridge taxi within these hours.
Outside of those hours, there is a loading bay and dropping off point outside Cambridge Contemporary Art (the cobblestones) with a maximum stay of 20 minutes. This can be accessed via a one way system in the town centre – from Four Lamps roundabout take Jesus Lane all the way to the end (the corner with Patisserie Valerie) and turn right onto Bridge Street. First left is St John’s Street, which then becomes Trinity Street and we’re on the left, just after Green Street and Rose Crescent.
The Michaelhouse Café offers both indoor and al-fresco dining throughout the year. We have free Wi-Fi and a hearing loop. We are a wide access, wheelchair-friendly, child-friendly venue with high chairs and a break-out space for young children in the Michaelhouse Chancel.
The beautiful Michaelhouse Chancel is clearly visible from the café space, and is still used as a place for worship, with services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We welcome people of all faiths to come in, light a candle, enjoy some peace and regard the historic treasures therein. There are also regular music recitals, talks and community events here — spaces to meet friends and contribute to community life.
For those seeking some peace and solitude from the bustle of the city centre, we offer the quiet of the adjoining Hervey De Stanton Chapel for all to enjoy.