Our afternoon punting was delayed – disaster! We found ourselves chilling out (both figuratively and literally) at the sugar stop that’s known as Fitzbillies. Cambridge was a scorcher on our day out here, and it was a nice hanging out spot even if only for the aircon. Who knew it could be such a scorcher of a day here in London? I thought I had left the worst of the heatwaves back in Australia.
We enjoyed our day out in Cambridge. It’s a good option for seeing more of the UK and it racks up the tourists as well. We included some punting as it was such a lovely day for it and we felt like being tourists. The company we ended up with felt quite suspect, and they supposedly had to cancel our original time slot. I’d hazard that they didn’t sell as many bookings as they would have liked. Also, our tour guide sucked.
So Fitzbillies. Fitzbillies is on old-school bakery and cafe, and it has a long history with Cambridge having first opened its doors in 1921. Chelsea buns are their signature item so worth trying that out, rather than trying out your luck with some of the more modern offerings.
The baked items in the cabinet looked delightful but we were still full from lunch. So just a sundae for us. Note the dining menu at Fitzbillies finishes up in the early afternoon, so that wasn’t an option either. I liked the sundae but not the macaron. The airy biscuit wasn’t fresh, or light, or tasty. The ice-cream is ordered in and was good, creamy and sweet. So we stuck to that and the berry topping, which was also tasty. Re-reading a few reviews, I should have sampled the Chelsea buns, but I guess that’s for next time!