The Station House, Histon
118 Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LF
Once a haven for railway commuters, Histon Station has been transformed into a buzzing brunch and lunch 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 meals, waffles, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and ethically-sourced coffee.
Boasting a stylish interior with quirky original features and an expansive outdoor terrace making it the perfect place to dwell, the café is popular with villagers, school run parents, dog walkers and cyclists. The team have 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. A table inside can be reserved on their website, whilst outdoor is on a first-come-first-served basis.
For the health conscious, there’s energising smoothies (Carrot & Ginger, Broccoli Beast), decadent waffles (Banoffee, Apple Crumble) and a scrumptious selection of cakes. Passionate about supporting independents, David stocks eco-friendly Reforest Tea, Hot Numbers Coffee, Cambridge Juices and Kale & Damson fresh produce. And now with a licence to serve alcohol, the offering has extended to include Mimosa’s, craft beers and hot chocolate with a little something extra!
David has a long-time connection with Histon, and it was whilst walking with daughter Mila, 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?’, and within six months Mila’s dream had become a 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!