This is a small but delightful cafe situated on the first floor of Waterstones, open weekdays 10:00-4pm, Sundays 11:00-3pm. I come to Chichester about once a fortnight and when I do, this is the first place I head to for breakfast/brunch and coffee. Reasons:
Food: Excellent, all home-made with good ingredients. The scones are excellent, the coffee is strong and tasty, perfect for waking me up in the morning. There is a full range of cakes and shortbreads - flapjacks, raspberry and coconut slices, chocolate and caramel slices, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate chip shortbreads and more. The meals served are all breakfasts and lunches as they usually close at 4pm. These are all good quality and delicious. Gluten-free options available as noted by another reviewer.
Environment: Clean, hygienic, bright due to the large windows on one side letting sunlight in, cosy. Wonderful view of the Cathedral. Windows can be opened by customers for ventilation. The chairs and tables are all wood. Although it is a small cafe I always get a place. There's also the added bonus of this cafe being in a bookstore, so one has a wide range of books to read with coffee! Always nice. There is also a shelf on which the Waterstone's Top 10 books are displayed, to be taken down and mused through at one's pleasure.
Service: Some of the nicest I've ever met, friendly, courteous and helpful. Orders always arrive on time and with a smile.
Prices: Reasonable. Beverage prices are the same as you find elsewhere at £2 - £2.50 for a regular cup. Refill slightly cheaper. Meals are less than £10.
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