Fitzbillies is famed in Cambridge for gorgeous Chelsea buns in syrup, but little did I know they do tremendous breakfast food too (well their whole menu looks fantastic to be honest).
Fitzbillies is a place Patrick and I have been meaning to visit for almost 6 years!!! So when he suggested it for breakfast we didn’t need much of a discussion before we were on our way and ordering our coffee.
Even though we both ordered a breakfast we couldn’t have left without trying their Chelsea buns, so asked for one of those to boot and admired the beautiful interiors, walls scattered with old signs in varying degrees of disrepair along with Cambridge scenes, signs & a chalk board and the most glorious turquoise tiled wall I ever did see.
Breakfast was soon at the table and we were both quiet. Not so odd for Patrick, he’s a thinker, sensible and talks when he has something to say. I however, talk when I have nothing to say just to fill the gap, so food causing me to be quiet, even only for a little while, must mean it’s good.
Shakshuka has been a favourite ever since I first tried it because of the unusual name. & Fitzbillies perfectly baked eggs, smooth sauce & spicy kick did not disappoint. But please note if you’re sensitive to a bit of spicy heat, this ain’t the one for you, its got a real fire – which I love!
Patrick had the modern day classic of avo toast. Creamy, delicious & well seasoned!
The coffee was hot, hot, hot, just how I like it, really good quality & let’s face it we all want a pretty shape when we take a coffee snap, & it’s safe to say they nailed that too!
Then came the time to split the infamous Chelsea bun and devour it’s gloriously messiness. I think Jane Grigson summed is up rather perfectly with “syrupy, well spiced, licentious & exceptional.”
I wholeheartedly recommend this spot for brunch, a deliciously messy Chelsea bun or a super quick & delicious coffee break.