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chester CITY GUIDE

short + stout  

3A Ermine Road

Chester, CH2 3PN

@shortandstoutltd

THE place

The menu at this place is absolutely divine, so well thought out and sooooo well executed! They change the menu regularly so there will always be delicious dishes for you to choose from if you're local or you're there a lot (I feel I'm going to be) to save you from getting bored. 

THE FOOD 

At Short + Stout not only do they pride themselves in great food and drink but I've got to mention how amazing their customer service was. The staff are so friendly, due to the minimal seating (Short + Stout sits a maximum of 18 people at a time) the staff are able to provide excellent service to each and every customer, making it quite intimate and just lovely.

For more information visit their website here.

jaunty goat  

57 Bridge Street, 

Chester, CH1 1NG

@jaunty_goat

THE PLACE

Another adorable cafe in the city centre. They have two locations in the city, one situated on Bridge Street and another on Northgate Street which is completely vegan. If you're looking for a quirky, cosy place to chill or do some work Jaunty Goat won't disappoint. 

THE FOOD 

Whether you're a vegan or not there's a diverse amount of options for food and drink. Another plus is that all of their ingredients across the two locations are from local producers so all their ingredients can be traced back and they can be transparent about where all the food used comes from. 

For more information visit their website here.

bean and cole 

41 Frodsham Street

Chester, CH1 3JJ

@beanandcolecoffee

THE ATMOSPHERE

An Aussie inspired cafe that is perfect for people watching and dog friendly - win win! This is a brilliant place to unwind and get cosy while enjoying a lovely coffee and healthy  smoothie bowl with it's warm boho/rustic vibe. The staff are also dead friendly and welcoming! 

For more information visit their website here.

the flower cup  

61 Watergate Row South

Chester, CH1 2LE

@theflowercupchester

THE place

You'll find this cafe situated within the walls of Chester on the historic Watergate Row level of shops. One of my favourites as you're surrounded by plants as you eat and drink, but not only that if you see a plant you love, there's also their recently opened sister shop next door selling all your botanical goods! 

For more information visit their website here.

MOSS COFFEE  

65 Brook Street
Chester, CH1 3DZ 

@moss_coffee_ltd

THE coffee

The kinda place that takes having a coffee to new levels of aesthetically pleasing highs, though this is definitely not style over substance. Brewing some seriously good coffee, this is the perfect stop off if you've gotten the train into Chester as you'll walk passed it on your walk into the city centre. 

For more information visit their website here.

panna coffee  

65 Brook Street
Chester, CH1 3DZ 

@moss_coffee_ltd

THE food

Oh my god, the menu at this place! Inspired by the places the owners have travelled to and food they have tasted, they all clearly have amazing taste. I wanted to try everything, from ....... to ...... The food quality is really good as they source everything from local producers meaning the freshest ingredients that change through the seasons. 

THE atmosphere 

PANNA Coffee is a perfect coffee shops if you want some simply good food with a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Originally opened in Liverpool's business district, they recently moved their Scandinavian style over to Chester's cobbled streets.

For more information visit their website here.

carriage shed  

City Place

CH1 3DR, Chester

@carriageshed

THE place

Carriage Shed is a unique event space in the heart of Chester that is used from everything from theatre to markets throughout the year. The reason I've added this one to the city guide is because of the Makers Market they have every few months, I've been to the Makers Markets in Chorlton and Warrington before and they're fab for finding amazing, unique products but not only that, you can meet the people who make them too and get to know all about these individual, local brands. If you're visiting Chester when the Makers Markets are on I'd definitely spare an hour or so to check it out. 

For more information visit their website here.