In ChesterFood

We admit it, we’re flaky! We just can’t decide which is our favourite pastry outlet in Chester, but we’re ok with that. Here’s our list of our top 5 bakes - one for every weekday so no need to decide.

Best for Eating In

The Flower Cup, 61, Watergate Row South Watergate Street, Chester. Chocolate and Orange French Toast for brunch has to be one of the best pudding for breakfast options we’ve ever heard of. The French Toast special changes often - all the more reason to come back for more!

Orange French Toast at Flower Cup

Be first in the queue

 Opening soon is the brand new artisan micro bakery Kookaburra Bakehouse, 2 Goss St, Chester CH1 2BG. Specialising in sourdough loaves, cruffins and Aussie bakes.  We need to try… the Cheddar & vegemite cruffin. (Which, for the uninitiated, is a cross between a croissant and a muffin) 

Vegemite Cruffins from Kookaburra Bakehouse

Pastries in your PJs

 The newly opened Planet Doughnut, 4 Frodsham St, Chester CH1 3JL, is offering eat in, takeaway but best of all you can get those delicious, doughnutty deliveries straight to your door through the Zoom 1 hour website (  A new website launching this week and launching nationwide deliveries very soon, so if you’re not in the Chester postcode you can soon try Planet Doughnut's signature circles at home. They will also do bespoke boxes / birthday doughnuts / colours & flavours to order (with plenty of notice) message them through Facebook or Instagram. 

We need to try: the relaunched Tiramisu doughnut and the brand new flavour Kinder Cookie.

Doughnuts from Planet Doughnut

Feeling French

Chester Indoor Market newcomer Pastry Pédaleur does French inspired gourmet cakes and pastries within the indoor market. Pastry Pédaleur does pastry right! Everything is hand made and finished in house using the highest quality ingredients for a lovingly well-crafted treat. Menus change daily and past goodies include Alphonso Mango & Vanilla Custard, Pain au Chocolat with candied Kumquats and streusel, Gianduja Bicolour Chocolatine (with handmade Gianduja batons), and Rhubarb and Custard Cruffins (which Chester can thank Pastry Pédaleur for introducing us to!). We want to try the Canele de Bordeaux, and think it might be the perfect way to end a meal in the Indoor Market, or a little light liner before hitting That Beer Place.

Canele de Bordeaux from Pastry Pedaleur

Afternoon Tea Pastry Perfection

Afternoon Tea has been served daily at the Grosvenor since 1882, and seen by many as the finest in Chester. Upgrade your pastries with Champagne accompaniment or try their own Tea blend ‘Grosvenor Grey’.

We want to try the heartier, alternative offering of ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’ which includes a sturdy selection of savoury bites alongside the scones and traditional French patisserie. 

Pastries at The Chester Grosvenor

No Dairy? No Problem

Shrub 1 - 3 Eastgate St Row CH1 1LQ

Shrub offers some of the best vegan café culture around. This modern eatery, located on the historic Rows, as well as offering a sumptuous vegan menu alongside signature cocktails, make some sublime bakes. Of note are the vegan doughnuts – with a special doughnut of the day to be had every day. Whether you’re plant-based or not, these are some must-eat bakes!

Doughnuts from Shrub


The Flower Cup
The Flower Cup

The Flower Cup are a independent, italian themed coffee and flower shop.

The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor, situated in the heart of beautiful Chester

Housed in an historic building with a black and white timbered façade, The Chester Grosvenor is situated in the centre of the beautiful Roman city of Chester.


Shrub is a plant based eatery offering food, coffee, cocktails and more, located on The Rows in the heart of Chester.



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