About Us

Shelford Delicatessen is an independent kitchen, delicatessen & café, established in 1999 by Drew & Nikki Wilkinson. It was launched with the simple idea of sourcing only the best, sustainably produced ingredients and cooking with them. We have always been driven by our passion for excellent food, authenticity, quality and ethics. We don't tolerate short cuts, won't compromise on taste or be led by price.

An integral part of the leafy, friendly community of Great Shelford, we go to great, often painstaking, lengths in our cooking to bring you something better...a difference that's much appreciated by our regulars. We have developed our own style of rustic, café-restaurant foods made with care and respect, and produce wonderful homemade breakfasts, lunches and dinners to the highest standard. These you can eat in, take out or order for an event.

The plain stone floors and wooden tables in our relaxed, airy café are the perfect backdrop for our rustic, flavoursome menus & the best coffee around. In the winter we have a warming woodburner and summertime brings the delights of the secluded deli garden with plenty of tables & benches. You can watch baristas at work, chefs discussing ingredients and meet friendly staff at the lunch counter showcasing the day's fresh specials - all made in the kitchens at the heart of the shop.

Our team are lovely people enthusiastic about good food, coffee and great customer service. They can help you prepare for any food occasion either by advice on our products or through our bespoke event catering service.

Just a few reasons why this deli has been voted one of The Independent's top 50 delis in the UK...