Coffee, Cafes and Bistros in Chester

We love great coffee – and Chester has plenty of great independent coffee shops, cafés and bistros to explore…


Jaunty Goat

Speciality coffee and honest food, served with genuine hospitality in the heart of Chester. Everyone loves Jaunty Goat! Their first site on Bridge Street serves great bakes, breakfast and brunch (their wild mushroom and avocado benedict is legendary) and their Northgate Street site is fully plant-based (the vegan full-English breakfast is exceptionally good). They also have their own bakery on Bridge Street (opposite the coffee shop) which provides the cakes and pastries for both shops.

57 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG. Telephone 01244 421492



This fabulous team use their wealth of knowledge to serve great coffee, cakes and sandwiches.

24 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LA. Telephone 01244 343345


Panna Coffee

The Panna team serves great coffee and food in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Their place is clean and fresh and has a distinctly Scandinavian vibe.

35 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LB. Telephone 01244 344553


Pars Kahve Kitchen and Bazaar

Pars is a Turkish name for a tiger, leopard or panther (which you can see in their gorgeous branding and signage) and Kahve means quite simply a bustling street café in Istanbul. It is also open Friday and Saturday evenings serving the most delicious Turkish dishes and wines.

Great coffee, great cakes, an authentic Turkish bazaar and more!

5-7 Watergate Street Rows, South, Chester CH1 2LE. Telephone 01244 327117


The Flower Cup

A lovely little independent botanical coffee shop, up on the historic Watergate Row, serving all day brunch menu, good coffee and variety of teas, surrounded by plants.

1 Watergate St, South, Chester CH1 2LE

Telephone 01244 639634


Snugburys On The River

Snugburys is run by three sisters Hannah, Kitty and Cleo. This family business was set up by their parents Chris and Cheryl who started making ice cream in their Cheshire farmhouse kitchen nearly 35 years ago. Their main base is out in the Cheshire countryside at Nantwich. However, clearly with Edgar House guests in mind, they set up this little shop on the river a couple of years ago, just a gentle stroll from Edgar House. You will love their ice cream!

4-6 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD

Telephone 01244 346827



A chocolate shop and cafe. The owner, Musti, also serves a good Turkish breakfast (you’ll need to ask for it), all-day snacks menu, as well as hand-made chocolates. It’s no wonder that he also serves a great hot chocolate. Our advice is to make it boozy!

7 Bridge Street, Chester 01244 316753


Neighbourhood Bakehouse

Cakes and more! This uber-cool artisan bakehouse has just opened its brand-new dining and cocktail lounge serving a great brunch. Cat and her team know how to bake, cook, stir and shake – and the results are delicious!

108 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT


The Moorings

This is a lovely little café, right on the river with seats outside by the water’s edge for sunny days. It’s a great spot to watch the rowers and kayaks on the river.

23 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD

Telephone 01244 322481

Coffee & Bistro

Naughty Badger Bistro

Pete and Sam opened this beautiful little bistro in a little hideaway up on Bridge Street Row, which serves the most delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch – and their cake selection is to die for too!

7 Bridge Street Row E, Chester CH1 1NW. Telephone 01244 409163

Coffee & Cafe

Bridge Street Coffee

Bridge St Roastery Coffee Shop and Juice Bar serves freshly cooked, healthy food including homemade daily cakes, own-branded coffee, vegan, veggi, gluten-free, dishes and drinks. The brunch dishes really good with plenty of options using the best locally sourced produce.

23 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG.


Kitchen at Storyhouse

Storyhouse is Chester’s’ superb theatre (see our Arts & Culture guide). It is an inclusive space where so many wonderful things happen. It’s our theatre, cinema, library, social hub and so much more. The Kitchen at Storyhouse serves freshly made food from the Eastern Mediterranean.

Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR. Telephone 01244 409113

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