Café • Bakery • Deli
Balzano’s is a family-run café, bakery and delicatessen, located in the southeast corner of Cambridge city. Established by an Italian pastaciria (cake maker) 50 years ago, Balzano’s is every bit true to its authenticity today as it was then. Offering great coffee, freshly baked pastries and bread, pizza and other sundries direct from their bakery on premises and some of the finest Italian produce in Cambridge, Balzano’s is fast becoming a destination for local and travelling visitors in Cambridge.
Open 6 days a week
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 8.30am – 4.00pm
"Balzano – Our customers just love their products"− Paul - De Luca Cucina & Bar
"This is a great cafe, and I drive or walk out of my way to get to it"− Jane Smith
Balzano’s Delicatessen was established by an Italian pastaciria from Naples in 1965. Pasquale Balzano left his respected job of running a bakery with a good income when he was 21 and moved to the UK to take a chance on bringing a piece of Italy with him. His vision was to stay true to tradition and offer customers good quality Italian breads at a great price with exceptional customer service. Cambridge was the city of choice, as it was conveniently located between two large Italian populations in Ipswich and Bedford. Both the shop and bakery were built and the family and business still remain true to the values instilled by Pasquale 50 years ago.
Our newest addition
Opening within the deli in October 2011 our café is now a busy inviting and comfortable place to enjoy a freshly made coffee, panini, soup or Nonna’s Melanzane di Parmigana. We have a pretty little café garden to enjoy in the summer and plenty of space for a pushchair.
Visitors to Balzano’s
Enjoy freshly made coffee, lunch or a pastry in our fresh, modern, trendy but quirky café or in our pretty little café garden during the summer months. The onsite bakery is run through the night to provide freshly made bread, pizza and other sundries. Balzano’s is the only Italian bakery in Cambridge supplying many of the restaurants in the city and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on using traditional baking methods and our range of breads are from various regions in Italy as well as France together with viennoiserie.
Our menu has something for everyone, from panini to soup served with our freshly made bread or Nonna’s ‘melanzane alla Parmigana’ to mouth-watering pain au chocolate and brioche we also have some platters of selected meats or cheeses.
Balzano’s offer hundreds of products categories including: deli serving cheese, meats, marinated vegetables and olives; breads & pastries; past and rice; oils and vinegars, wines and spirits; tomatoes and sauces; and cakes and biscuits.
Making bread form scratch allows us the freedom to be as creative as we need with our bread. As a valued wholesale customer you can expect bespoke products to your size specifications. Please get in touch to discuss your needs whether that’s large granary tins for a doorstop cheddar ploughman’s or a brioche bap for the perfect summer burger. Our friendly driver can also deliver if you are within the city. We currently supply fantastic eateries such as Gog Magog Farm shop, De Luca Cucina, Il Piccolo Mondo restaurant and The Oak Bistro. Please click on their logos below for more information about them.