Customer reviews

About The Box Cafe 47 Norfolk Street

The Box Cafe is one of those hidden gems tucked away in Norfolk street, where they serve delicious Turkish food. Their meze and traditional Turkish oven fare is something not to be missed, but they also serve the more traditional food you would expect in a cafe. They’re open 6 days a week from Monday to Sunday.
About the food

Last week Saturday was one of those days again. I thought I would be able to set off in time to have the breakfast I had heard so much about; the Turkish platter at the Box cafe. However when the clock hit 10 I realised, that I either had to miss out again or give them a call. The Box Cafe is on my way into town so I could have a quick breakfast.

The Box cafe opens at 10am so I gave them a call just after to order my Turkish breakfast. When I arrived 10 minutes later, I was able to tuck in straight away. A good start of a day of touring Cambridge with scrambled eggs, Turkish sausage, aubergine borec, olives and a nice coffee. I have to admit that I had a small cheese pastry too as they looked very appealing.

Cambridge Food Tour

TheBoxCafe, catered for around 60 guests at my 50th birthday party. Their approach was warm and friendly right from the start, immediately taking all the hassle out of the arrangements. The buffet consisted of 14 different dishes (including cold hors d’oeuvres & desserts and hot main courses), and was delivered and laid out with minimum fuss and bang on time. The food was superb and plentiful: several guests said it was the best party food they had ever tasted; and we had enough left over for a delicious lunch the next day! In short, we couldn’t fault anything, and would have no hesitation in recommending The Box Café to anyone. (In fact we’re trying to come up with an excuse for another party so we can use them again!)

Paul 50th's, October 2014

Dear Armando, a quick note to express our heartiest thanks to you and your exceptional team (Megan & Frankie) for making our boys 6th Birthday so very excellent! Nothing was too much bother for the girls and they are a credit to your company.
Many thanks indeed!

Munish D - 13 September 2014

Dear Armando,thank you very much for catering our party. The food was exquisite.
The party overall was a great success.
Everybody kept on coming up to me saying how delicious the food was.
Some old friends of mine who came up from London, and are restauranteurs of a successful group of restaurants called Vinoteca were really impressed with the quality of the food.
PS:It was just the right amount of food which also kept my husband happy!
With thanks again,

Miriam 1/3/2014

We used TheBoxCafe catering for a 70th birthday party with approximately 75 guests and were absolutely delighted with the food and the service. The menu was imaginative and varied and everything was freshly made and attractively presented. It was just delicious. The portions were very generous, which was just as well as our guests kept coming back for more. One of them wrote to us afterwards: ‘the buffet you organised is one of the best we can remember, delicious and a most interesting choice of cuisine, also so well laid out with detailed information on what was on each plate.’ I would recommend theboxcafe catering to anyone. The staff are a delight to deal with and were very flexible in responding to our needs.

Liesbeth Blom-Smith Dutch Translations

OMG what Ozy is doing at The Box Cafe at Norfolk Street is amazing! The art, the food and the coffee it’s incredible. The chocolate and pear cake is to die for.

Nigel P Cambridge

I frequently go to Chesterton Sports Centre where, after an exercise class, my friends and I enjoy a freshly prepared panini, sandwich, salad or hot pasts dish together with good coffee. The friendly service of Armando and Diego makes The Box Cafe a great asset for Chesterton Sports Centre.

Ann Lucas

The Box Cafe at the Chesterton Sports Centre is friendly and welcoming the atmosphere is great. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The menu is varied from rolls and sandwiches to meals well presented and tasty. Mouthwatering cakes and a selection of drinks.

I go there  with other members of my fitness class after we have exercised and it gives us time to unwind and socialise over lunch. Most enjoyable.

Sue Edwards

The Box Cafe in Chesterton Sports Centre is very special to us because it is a very friendly and relaxing venue. After our exercise classes, we head straight to the cafe for our lunch, where there is a wide variety of freshly prepared healthy food on offer, from a small snack, to a good sized cooked meal. Whether we choose Lasagne or ‘Meze’, ‘Panninis’, rolls or a piece of cake, all taste really good, and are well presented.

Drinks are particularly good, and tailored to our own particular tastes with a variety of options available with the coffees, which I find are the best in town.

The staff are always very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them, so we are very regular visitors to the cafe, which has such a relaxing and sociable atmosphere, that we can often be seen still in the cafe after lunch at almost 3 o’clock in the afternoon.


Joan Aliwell