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Hitchin has a great selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Check out the Visit Hitchin site for a longer list but here are some of our favourites:


Joeys Brunch is a lovely bright and airy cafe on the High Street offering delicious food and drinks with plenty of seating inside and out,

Fussey & Baer is a very popular independent shop based on the High Street.

Wakeline & Son based in Kinetic Cycles in the town centre.

The Groundworks A modern cafe serving speciality and eclectic food with lovely views of St Marys Church


Lussmans - Sustainable delicious seasonal food. Set menu available.

Craft & Cleaver - An independent Brooklyn inspired BBQ restaurant serving burgers, hotdogs, skillets and sharing plates.

Kazoku - small Japanese restaurant serving the best sushi, Katsu curry and Bento boxes. Book in advance as limited seating.

Cantina Carnitas - From their humble street food beginnings Cantina Carnitas now have a funky restaurant in town. Serving delicious Mexican food with their own sauces of varying spiciness. The frozen margaritas in the summer are amazing!

Los Reyes - An award winning Tapas bar. Their Spanish style Sunday lunch platters are hugely popular.

Cawsburger - The best buns in town! Open since June 22 they're not afraid to try out new flavours and do a special every month.


The Highlander - 'An exciting fusion of traditional English pub and charming French bistro'. Homemade food locally sourced where possible in a lovely family run pub.

The Coopers Arms - Newly refurbed McMullens pub. Roaring fire in the colder weather. Board games available. Sharing plates and wings are popular here.

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