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The Barista's

9 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB, England
+44 1244 400045
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (42 reviews)
“toasties” (12 reviews)
“chai” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in for a coffee and ended up having the best lunch in a very long time. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I had the Cuban toastie and my other half had the fruity pancakes. Both were excellent and great value. I normally...More

Thank kask002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really like this place - great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Ordered a stack of pancakes and, guess what, actually GOT a stack!! Great portions and well cooked. Good coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You go down a few steps from Watergate Street into a former 13th Century undercroft. Atmospheric? You bet! You can read more about the building's past on wall posters. If you like coffee, this place is a must. The food - both quality and range...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this place by chance and were very pleased we did. Very friendly service, good coffee and tasty bacon sandwich. A much better option than the chain coffee house on the other side of the road!

Thank ferdafolk
Reviewed 15 August 2017

we were walking round for ages and needed a little snack before traveling home, we were looking for something special and we found it. It was nice and cosy the food was absolutely amazing, and the most friendly staff I've ever met, we were there...More

Thank andy n
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a snacky lunch as it looks nice from the outside. The staff was lovely and welcoming. Sat down and decided to have the croque monsier and a banana milkshake. The croque monsier I'm afraid had way to much mustard on it. I...More

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe that sells freshly made paninis and wraps. Good coffee and friendly service. Recommend the Brie, bacon and cranberry panini.

Thank mrsbenn
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The owners, Andy and Jaci, are the kind of people you want to know personally, and their cafe is one of the best in Chester. A terrific selection of baked goods and sandwiches, a calm and restful atmosphere -- all contribute to a lovely experience....More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great flat white and good lunchtime food. Will stop in whenever I'm in Chester again. One drawback would be the poor phone signal due to being underground in an old building. The character of the interior makes up for it...

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Was passing by and called in for a quick coffee before the Races. Good service, nice coffee shop & good service. Free wifi too

Thank AnneMarie775
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400045
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