Sunflower Cafe - Great Shelford

The Sunflower Café Great Shelford

As part of your relaxing day out at Great Shelford, don’t forget to drop in at our Sunflower Café, which serves every kind of treat from full English breakfasts to freshly-brewed coffee and tempting brunches and lunches, as well as special afternoon teas.

If you’re feeling healthy, there’s plenty of salad and fruit, and our menu includes lots of locally-sourced ingredients, as well as gluten-free options. Or, for more indulgent moments, all our desserts and cakes are made by Sarah, our amazing in-house chef. Why not drop in and try our home-baked scones, with new flavours freshly baked every day?

If you’ve never visited us before, then please review the options we can provide below for an idea fo the great offerings that we cater for. Alternatively, contact us on: 01223 842777 if you would like any further information about the café or the dishes we serve.


Café Opening Times

The Sunflower Café opens for breakfast service at 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

The Sunflower Café closes at 5pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Please attend early to avoid disappointment.

Our opening hours may alter for bank holidays, please refer to our main store opening hours for full details about any changes.

Click here for Great Shelford store details.


Customer Reviews

We take our customer reviews very seriously and try our best to provide everyone with the best possible experience whilst visiting our Café.

Don’t just take our word for it, see our Trip Advisor reviews page for an honest opinion.

Click here to see our customer reviews on Trip Advisor.

Click here to contact us directly to provide your feedback.


Breakfast Menu

Served 9am until 11:30am Monday to Saturday and 10am until 11:30am on Sundays.

Full English breakfast or a hearty big breakfast or if you’re a lover of a healthy start to the day come and try our mixed berry breakfast or Avocado and poached eggs on toast.

You can mix up your breakfast choosing different items from our menu.


Lunch Menu

Served 12pm until 14:30pm Monday to Friday, 11:30am until 15:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Amazing ranges of foods served at our Sunflower café, here at Great Shelford we specialise to cater for people with dietary needs Vegetarian, vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free and as we use fresh produce our great team of chefs can cater for individual needs.

We offer a range of hot and cold lunch options every day of the week. Our range of lunch items includes ‘off the grill’, sandwiches, etc

Click here to see our latest lunch menu. 


Children’s Menu

To cater for all, we offer a children’s menu with options and portion sizes that are more appropriate to children.

Options include children’s sandwiches and hot meals including cheese and tomato pizza, chicken nuggets etc.

We also have a variety of soft drinks suitable for children including milk and juice.

If you would like more information about our children’s menu, then please contact us on: 01223 842777.


Desert Menu

Our fantastic range of chilled desert’s including wonderful homemade sponges and cake slices.

We also offer coffees and hot chocolate for anyone looking for something a little different.

Please note that our ranges change regularly and can be subject to availability.

For any allergen advice such as gluten free options, please contact us on: 01223 842777.


Christmas Menu

The Great Shelford Christmas menu will run alongside our normal menu options from 16th November through to Christmas Eve (24th December).

The menu will be on offer between 11:30am until 2:30pm daily.

Booking will be required in advance, for more information or to book please call: 01223 842777.

Click here to see the Great Shelford Christmas Menu.


Afternoon Tea

A selection of cakes and sandwiches and a Fruit scone with yummy jam and clotted Devonshire cream served on a tiered stand with tea or coffee.

Served all day, booking is advisable for parties over ten.

We also cater for special dietary needs i.e. Gluten and dairy free afternoon teas.

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Booking for a Special Occasion

Here at the sunflower café we can cater for large bookings.

Birthdays, anniversaries you name the occasion we probably can do it.

Food for the occasion can be discussed with our catering team and of course the venue is free!!

Click here to enquire further about booking your party.


Upcoming Café events

The Sunflower Café Great Shelford is renowned for hosting a wide variety of events at different intervals throughout the year.

We’ve held events such as Jazz evenings, wine tastings and specially themed afternoon teas for Halloween and Christmas. 

At present, we do not have any fun events to shout about, but please check regularly to keep abreast of developments. Some of our events have limited spacing so booking may be required in advance.

Click here to enquire about our events.


Allergy options available?

We offer a wide variety of options suitable for vegetarians and vegans, however options are subject to availability.

We also cater for anyone looking for gluten free and dairy free products, but these are subject to availability.

Please speak with our team if you require any further details about any of these topics.

Click here to contact our Café team for further information.


Accessibility and no. of seats available?

We are wheel chair and buggy friendly.

Guide dogs are welcome and assistance is always given to our customers that require it.

Our wonderful Café also has baby/ toddler seats available should they be necessary.

Click here to contact our Café team for further information.


Find Us:
Scotsdales Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5JT, United Kingdom