Enjoy the perfect cuppa in Rochester the next time you’re out with a client; drop by some of our favourite places in town to grab a hot brew.
If you’re thinking of a treat for your client, why not a traditional afternoon tea? One of the best places to bring them would be the Fleur De The. This vintage tearoom has a wide selection of teas and specialty coffees, as well as homemade cakes, scones, and delicious sandwiches.
The staff are friendly and welcoming, and while no reservations are required it may be useful during busier parts of the year. The tearoom has a large indoor seating area, with a section downstairs for private functions. During the warmer months, tables are available outside.
As well as teas and lunches, you can peruse through the shabby chic gifts and homeware. This is a great way to spend some time if you need to wait for extra tables or chairs. Fleur De The can be located on Rochester High street, at the corner of Crow Lane.
Family-owned tearoom, Tiny Tim’ Rochester is located in the Precinct, Rochester high street.
It is surrounded by plenty of Rochester’s historic buildings including The Old Corn Exchange, Rochester castle, Rochester Cathedral, and The Gate House that dates back to 1334. If you opt to dine outside, you can take in the beauty of these buildings whilst enjoying a slice of freshly baked cake.
As well as their wide range of made to order meals available on their menu, Tiny Tim’s also offer a selection of freshly baked cakes and have recently started to stock items sourced from Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm.
Tiny Tim’s is decorated Dickensian décor and is the perfect spot to visit for a spot of tea when exploring the sights in Rochester.
Unfortunately, Tiny Tim’s does not have wheelchair access and has three steps at the entrance so those who are visiting with mobility issues would benefit from visiting in the summer months to dine outside in the sunshine. https://tinytimsrochester.co.uk/
Peggoty’s is the perfect traditional old-fashioned café and sandwich shop, Peggoty’s offer simple yet hearty British cuisine such as a full English breakfast, sandwiches, Jacket potatoes and a varied selection of drinks including speciality teas and fresh milkshakes.
It’s ideal as a quick pit stop, as the café is located squarely in the centre of town directly opposite Rochester Cathedral and has easy access to all its local shops and amenities.
There is an abundance of seating both inside the café and out on the high street meaning there’s always somewhere comfortable to sit throughout the year. For those with mobility issues, there are a few steep stairs leading to some of the inside seating areas, however the friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Want to visit a quieter spot? Mrs Tickit’s is a cosy quintessentially British tearoom situated in a 400 year old building opposite the Guildhall museum in Rochester High street.
Whilst this is the smallest of the tea rooms mentioned it still lives up to the standards of its competitors. Serving a diverse range of speciality loose tea’s including Kentish Apple, Mrs Tickit’s chai spiced & the very popular chocolate tea as well as a selection of fresh homemade
cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade soups and home cooked meals. Their full afternoon tea is incredibly popular, and it is advised that you pre book your before embarking on your experience.
As well as a selection of freshly baked cakes and scones, Mrs Tickit’s offer their home-made Jams to purchase.
Located at the end of the Highstreet, away from the hustle and bustle of all the shoppers and sightseers, this is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet spot of tea. https://www.facebook.com/mrstickitspantry/?locale=en_GB
Enjoy a light lunch in the beautiful Café in the Crypt after a little tour around England’s second oldest Cathedral. Fresh handmade sandwiches, tempting cakes and a gorgeous historic setting make this a unique place to have lunch in Rochester.
Dubbed Rochester’s best kept secret this Café is Located in the stunning medieval crypt within Rochester Cathedral, the recently reopened Café in the Crypt uses local produce or works with local suppliers wherever possible, run by a team of helpful volunteers, all profits are used to help the upkeep and running of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral and café are wheelchair accessible and there is a lift available for those who are unable to use the stairs.