The Locker Cafe
The winning combination of artisan coffee and a mouth-watering brunch menu awaits you at The Locker. Add to that a tempting selection of cakes and pastries (the Portuguese tarts are a must try) and a tasty array of homemade sandwiches and toasties and you really are spoilt for choice.
Located on King Street the bustling café is something of a dream come true for father and son team John and Adam Hodges who opened up shop in August 2017. Retired academic John had always hoped to open his own café in his home town, and when Adam returned to the city after a number of years spent working in a hostel in Las Vegas it seemed the perfect time to take the leap.
Those familiar with King Street will recognise The Locker is located in the former Clowns restaurant. Aware of the long history the much-loved Cambridge institution has the family were keen to do their predecessors proud. From day one The Locker has taken great pride in serving food of the highest quality. Everything on the brunch menu is cooked on site as are the sandwiches, toasties and soups. All of the baked goods are supplied from local, independent businesses with sausage rolls arriving from fellow indie Cambridge members Garden Kitchen, and bread from Stir as well as Earth’s Crust on the market square, and many of the delicious cakes are from Lemon Tree Bakery.
The café has a laid-back feel inspired by the family’s time spent living in Australia. There are regularly changing art exhibitions organised by Adam’s mum, Carol Gregory, and the two-floor space caters for private events. Another fantastic attention to detail can be found in the café’s charming crockery. After taking up pottery 10 years ago John has lovingly made most of the tableware, which is also available to buy.
The Locker has gone from strength to strength but don’t just take our word for it. Why not pop by and give it a try?
54, King Street
Tel: 07566 216042
The Locker cafe is available for evening private hire. Monday to Friday 6 til 10pm. It has a total capacity of 60 but the upstairs can be hired separately and seats 25 (plus another 12 on the patio during warmer months) while downstairs seats 30 comfortably.