Located in a former coach house building on the site of Northampton Cathedral, Café 1850 is a refreshing oasis in the centre of this busy area.Richard, Roxanne and the team make a simple promise to all who visit, that is to provide great coffee, delicious food and a warm welcome.

 There is seating both inside and overlooking the Cathedral’s Healing Garden, it is a beautiful setting for a coffee, cake or light lunch.

Since opening in September 2021, the café has quickly established itself as one of the areas top rated cafes according to reviews on TripAdvisor.

Why not drop in and say hello to our friendly team and experience this hidden gem for yourself.

“Well, what a little hidden gem Cafe 1850 is! Nestled away in the grounds of Northampton’s Catholic cathedral, it was quite the surprise. For a small place it’s very modern, light and fresh, and the staff are absolutely brilliant – super-polite, welcoming and delivered a great service. The food was really decent too! I had a tuna melt and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

@Todayseveryday on Trip Advisor

Some days are busy here at Café 1850 therefore it can be wise to book ahead although it is not essential, especially if you have mobility needs as downstairs seating is limited.

Richard, Roxanne and all the team at Café 1850  would love to hear from you either by phone on 01604 435850 or email roxanne@northamptondiocese.com

Café 1850 is located on the site of Northampton Cathedral, Barrack Road, NN2 6AG.

Complimentary, on-site parking is available in the Cathedral car park which is located to front of the café. At busy times, particularly when Mass is on in the Cathedral, you may prefer to avail of parking available in the St Thomas Centre car park, Semilong Road, NN2 6DF. This is located behind the café, a one minute walk away.


We offer a range of treats throughout the day from our delicious homemade granola and bacon sandwiches at breakfast to tasty paninis, homemade soup and jacket potatoes at lunch time. For the ultimate quintessentially British treat, join us for afternoon tea and enjoy finger sandwiches, savoury bakes and sweet treats including our homemade scones with jam and clotted cream. Our menu changes seasonally, with daily specials. The Café Menu accommodates a range of diets from coeliac to vegan and dairy free, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any special requests.

We are proud to work with a range of local suppliers and producers including The Little Bakery of Happiness, Yellow Bourbon Coffee, Houghton Hams, Booker and Adams Apple.