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Food: Brilliant Comeback by Stickies

If you were a fan of Stickybeaks - the Cambridge cafe loved for its signature frittatas, always-interesting salads, and Bake Off-level cakes and cookies - good news: it’s making a comeback.

One of the brains behind Stickybeaks, Lucy Robinson, launches a pop-up version of the cafe this month. Running it with her sister, Emma Downie, it’s called Stickies and it’s coming to All Saints' Hall, Cottenham.

“We both miss the fresh and original food we served at Stickybeaks and so do our regulars and friends,” explains Lucy, who lives in Cottenham. “There’s already a great community café in the village, but there’s definitely room for something a bit different.”


The “something for everyone” menu will span“inspiring salads with Middle Eastern influences”, a selection of frittatas, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and bakes, plus a range of hot and cold drinks.

Stickybeaks was sold in 2018, to allow both owners to pursue other interests - in Lucy’s case, starting a family. Now mum to an 8-month-old, she says the flexibility of running a pop-up appealed. Her sister Emma, who’s just closed an online enterprise, also wanted to combine her passion for food with looking after little ones, so a joint venture was an obvious step.


With two Cottenham dates, September 9 and 14, from noon till 5pm, already booked, Emma, who lives in Landbeach, says the beauty of the pop-up model is “we’re not tied to any one venue or high business rates - and we can bring the food we love to the villages where we live.”

Visit facebook.com/stickiescafe for updates.

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