Have a cuppa with your elderly loved one in Chester.

Read about our top 5 coffee shops in Chester.

Chester is a beautiful and historic city with lots of interesting places to visit, including the Roman Walls, Chester Cathedral, and The Groves aside the River Dee.

Our Care Professionals regularly take their clients on trips out around the city and local Cheshire countryside, which means they have some helpful tips on where to stop off for a nice cuppa and a bite to eat. Here are some of their favourites, listed in no particular order.

1.  The Flower Cup – Watergate Row (upper)

Chester’s unique ‘botanical coffee shop’ is a great place to try, especially if you’re looking to escape the bustle of the centre. The Flower Cup can be found in the upper rows on Watergate Street.

It has been described as a ‘botanists dream of a coffee break’, mostly likely due to its array of greenery, but this is a place which also serves fantastic coffee. There’s all-day brunch on offer and a great range of teas too. The café is dog-friendly and has baby changing facilities if you want to take the grandchildren along too.

Step in for a relaxing break and a chat over a coffee in this ‘unique’ environment. If it wasn’t for the large front window, you might easily forget that you were in the heart of Chester city centre.

Opening hours are from Mon – Sat 9am till 5pm, and Sunday 11am till 4pm.

Visit: https://www.flowercup.co.uk/

2. Jaunty Goat – Bridge Street

Located in the heart of the historic City of Chester, this is becoming something of a favourite with locals. Jaunty Goat offers a wonderful range of coffees and teas, along with a great range of food, which they describe as ‘locally-baked, sustainably focused’. Jaunty Goat caters for vegans and people requiring gluten free food, offering an entirely plant-based menu.

The interior space is really light with a classy Scandinavian design, exposed brickwork and wooden furniture – it feels pretty swish actually.  Staff are friendly and welcoming, making this is a nice place to visit, especially with-it being dog-friendly – they’ll even provide doggie treats!  Payments are cashless, so there’s no need to worry about going to an ATM beforehand, just turn up and enjoy.

Opening times are Mon – Fri 9am till 4pm, Sat and Sun 9am till 5pm.

Visit: https://www.jauntygoat.co.uk/

3. The Miller’s Kitchen (Walk Mill), Waverton

Not strictly in Chester, but just a short drive away from the city centre, Walk Mill sits on the River Gowy, and offers an interesting place to stop off for a relaxing afternoon tea.

Set in the Cheshire countryside near Waverton, you can enjoy a guided tour of the working mill, before for sitting down for a nice lunch or afternoon tea at The Miller’s Kitchen. This café is well-known for its home-baked bread and cakes and its range of speciality coffee.

All the cakes and breads are made from flour from the mill’s home-grown wheat. You can sit inside or out at one of picnic tables, where you can relax to wonderful sounds of the working water wheel.

On a sunny day this is a great place to visit and it’s certainly one of Chester’s more unique cafes.

Opening times are: 10am till 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am till 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Walk Mill is closed on Mondays, except for bank holidays when it’s open from 10am till 4pm.

Visit: www.walkmillflour.co.uk

4. The Café – Tarvin

Just a little further out of Chester from Walk Mill, you might wish to venture into the Cheshire countryside to the village  of Tarvin, where you will find ‘The Café’  nestled on the high street, right next to the Post Office. This might not seem like a café with a difference, but in this list, it stands alone for being a typically English café.

It’s known locally for having the best cup of coffee in Tarvin, plus there are teas, and a range of hot and cold foods, including that quintessential, traditional English breakfast – yummy!

The staff are welcoming and friendly, and you can enjoy the experience of a proper English breakfast in an English country village cafe. What’s not to like about that?

Opening times are Mon 8am till  1pm, Tues to Fri 8am till 2pm, and Saturday 8am till 1pm. The Café is closed on Sundays.

Visit: The Cafe, Tarvin

5. Marmalade, Northgate Street, Chester

Going back into the heart of the city centre, Marmalade is a complete contrast to the traditional English café. For one thing, it’s unique in this list as it’s the only licenced café.

Located on Northgate Street within the heart of Chester’s independent scene, Marmalade is highly rated amongst the finest the city has to offer, with a menu boasting everything from Salmon muffins to a full English breakfast, pulled pork panini or crayfish salad. There are also the fabulous homemade soups, range of homemade cakes, and of course great coffee too!

This is a spacious and comfortable venue, where you can enjoy dining with a beer or a glass of prosecco, or you can just relax and chat,  or just  soak up the friendly atmosphere and listen to the music. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and whilst they’re eager to look after you, there’s the option to order ‘to go’.

Opening times are Mon to Sat 9am till 5pm, and Sundays 10am till 4pm.

Visit: Marmalade, Chester