The Station House, Histon
Once a haven for railway commuters, Histon Station has been transformed into a buzzing brunch stop, thanks to the vision of entrepreneur David Harrison. Beautifully renovated, The Station House, which sits astride the Guided Busway, opened July 2021, offering healthy brunches, waffles, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and ethically-sourced coffee.
Boasting a stylish interior with quirky original features and an expansive outdoor terrace, the café is popular with villagers, school run parents, dog walkers and cyclists. Chef Christean Hypolite has devised a tantalising menu, including bestselling brunch Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Poached Egg, Halloumi, Spinach, Heirloom Tomato and Waffle, and a popular Salmon and Beetroot Benedict dish.
For the health conscious, there’s energising smoothies (Carrot & Ginger, Broccoli Beast), decadent waffles to satisfy sweet tooths (Banoffee, Apple Crumble) and scrumptious cakes including lemon drizzle and black cherry and almond slice. Passionate about supporting independents, David stocks eco-friendly Reforest Tea, Hot Numbers Coffee, Cambridge Juices and Kale & Damson fresh produce.
Born in Girton and having studied at Impington Village College, David has a long time connection with Histon, and it was whilst walking with daughter Mila, six, that the idea for The Station House was sparked. Spotting the then building site, Mila asked what was being built and David replied, ‘a café’, to which she enquired ‘our café?’. That afternoon she drew up a floorplan of the café (which now hangs in the toilet). A call to agents Bidwells followed, and within six months Mila’s dream became reality.
Having worked in the hospitality industry since the age of 16, beginning as a chef, then working for CambsCuisine and going on to open The Boot in Histon and Giggling Squid in Cambridge, David has a wealth of experience to bring to his role as the new station master!
118 Station Road
Tel: 01223 234381
Kitchen closes each day at 4pm