Bohemia, St Neots
Muddy says: A cool café cum restaurant cum cocktail bar cum micro roastery – Bohemia is four fabulous foodie destinations in one, where you can find seasonal and locally-sourced meals and inventive drinks from dawn to dusk.
Bohemia, St Neots isn’t your average cafe/restaurant. Inside this market square-based building you’ll not only find a charming and atmospheric place to sit down for a cuppa, but it’s a fully-fledged coffee house (using it’s own coffee blended in the micro roastery round the corner, where you can also buy the beans), a bistro, and a tapas & cocktail bar too. If you think the contemporary-styled cafe and restaurant smell good, just wait until you get a whiff of the roastery. Pure heaven scent. So, whatever time of day it is and whatever sort of food and drink you fancy, there’s a delicious option for you. Bohemia has won the Muddy Stilettos awards no fewer than three times, for best restaurant and best cafe – so you’re in safe hands when it comes to a fabulous foodie experience.
Bohemia was opened in 2016 by James Larman and has been so successful that the micro brewery followed in 2019, plus there are exciting plans afoot for expansion in the future (keep an eye on Muddy Stilettos to find out more!).
The cafe has a buzzy laid back atmosphere and is open Mon – Sun 8/9am – 3pm, serving fresh seasonal food and just-ground coffee. The menu is ever-changing, based on what’s local and in season, and there’s a cool chalkboard with loads of tempting options like burritos, chargrilled Swordfish with black bean, lime and coriander rice, and roasted vegetable ratatouille rigatoni. Plus, there’s a breakfast brunch and lunch menu with regulars like full English or vegan breakfasts and Belgian waffles. Vegans, vegetarians and anyone with a gluten intolerance are well-catered for here.
The restaurant, Bohemia on the Square, which is linked to the cafe inside, but has a different entrance from the street, is very cool (all industrial lights and exposed brick walls), and is open from 6pm until 10pm. By night, Bohemia is a moody-lit, and delightfully cosy cocktail bar (their drinks menu is seriously extensive!), and food is world tapas – small sharing plates featuring a blend of many different cuisines. We’re talking crispy calamari with aioli, bang-bang cauliflower, Lebanese spiced lamb and mint koftas served with tzatziki, and sticky glazed slow roast pork belly. Delish!
And if the owners weren’t busy enough running all three elements of the business, they also throw not-to-be-missed seasonal events, and offer private hire of the venue for any external events. It would certainly be a stunning space to call your own for the night!