14 Places for Breakfast & Brunch in Chester
As Funktion Events is based right in the heart of the city, we like to think we know a thing or two about the best breakfast and brunch Chester has to offer.
Enjoying a weekend away in Chester (maybe a stag do or hen party) or just fancy trying somewhere new for your brunch or breakfast in the city? We have done all the research for you and put together some of the best restaurants and cafes in Chester that are perfect for the most important meal of the day. Plus there are more vegan cafes in Chester now. We can also offer Bottomless Brunch in Chester for hen parties, but these have to be booked in advance.
Where to find the best breakfast in Chester
1. The Flower Cup
The Flower Cup is an independent coffee shop that is a botanical lover’s heaven! Located within the historic walls of Chester you will find this coffee shop is always full of customers.
Whether you want to stop and have a quick coffee, some tasty breakfast or brunch or even pick up some flowers or plants (yes, this place has its own flower shop) then this is the place to go. They have an all day brunch menu that is served from 9am-5pm. Vegan breakfast lovers are welcome at the Flower Cup.
Inside you’ll find cute decor, neon lights & hanging plants, the perfect place for some breakfast.
61 Watergate St | Website
If you didn’t know about this place you would easily pass it without even noticing, sitting nicely in the independent scene of Chester. Marmalade can offer you anything from a full English breakfast to some delicious cakes and coffee. They are also offer a lovely vegan breakfast and many gluten free cakes and breads.
Some days of the week, Marmalade welcomes customers to sit and enjoy a class of wine, bottle of beer or even a coffee whilst listening to live music from talented musicians.
The atmosphere inside is like no other and a great place to head if you are down that way!
We all know that breakfast tastes much better when you are feeling relaxed, so why not stay in one of the best hotels in Chester to ensure you have a great night’s sleep before some tasty breakfast?
67 Northgate St | Website
3. Hickory's Smokehouse
Just on the bank of the River Dee lies Hickory’s Smokehouse, this is an extremely popular restaurant in Chester and can offer you almost anything for every meal of the day! They pride themselves in their uniqueness especially when it comes to their breakfasts.
Here you can find your usual breakfast muffins, smoothies, full English but since this is an American Smokehouse you will also find fried chicken waffles, pancake stacks and more!
After trying out the best bars in Chester you may have a hefty hangover. If you are feeling hungry why not try The Great American Breakfast?
Souter’s Ln | Website
4. Zugers Tea Room
If you are after going somewhere a little quieter but still right in the heart of the city centre, then Zugers Tea Rooms on St John Street is the place to go. And if you don’t believe us, they won the Certificate of Excellence 2015-2019!
Whether you are after a quick coffee, afternoon tea or a delicious breakfast or lunch you will be pleasantly surprised with everything that is on offer here.
The atmosphere you will find here is calm, relaxed and the perfect place to be to start off your full day exploring the city.
2 St John St | Website
5. Hanky Panky Pancakes
Feeling like some pancakes? Then there is only one place in Chester you should go! Hanky Panky Pancakes, nestled just off Bridge Street in Commonhall Street you will see its bright yellow canopy and brightly coloured outdoor seating from a mile off.
Hanky Panky Pancakes was created from the owner Stephen’s love of pancakes that he got from his dad. From the menu you can see the vast variety of pancakes you can choose from.
Whether you like sweet or savoury, scotch pancakes or crepes, there is something for everyone here!
20 Commonhall St | Website
6. The Bull & Stirrup
Yes, The Bull & Stirrup might be part of the JD Weatherspoon’s chain but if your after great value for money with large portions this is the place to be. Quick, cheap and cheerful is sometimes the way to go when it comes to breakfast.
With a range of different breakfast options available all under the £10 mark it’s almost a no brainer not to try it out!
The Bull & Stirrup is right at the top of Upper Northgate Street it would make a great starting point for your day. If you follow the street down, you’ll end up right in the midst of all the shops! Check out the best breakfast in Birmingham.
8 Upper Northgate St | Website
7. Jaunty Goat
If you find yourself down Bridge Street you will most definitely be aware of all the eateries due to the amount of outdoor seating there is all along the street. One that may catch your eye is Jaunty Goat.
With its picnic bench inspired seating indoors and outdoors, if you are after something contemporary then Jaunty Goat is the place for you.
With some incredible breakfast options available along with freshly brewed coffees, homemade cakes and much more, why not enjoy a Chester breakfast with a difference?
57 Bridge St | Website
Does this fast food restaurant even need an explanation?
If you find yourself shopping in Chester, you will undoubtedly find yourself passing the big yellow M sign that is McDonalds.
So if you are wanting something cheap and cheerful with a lot of seating, why not enjoy a delicious McDonalds breakfast, and if you have been out the night before and wanting to cure a sore head then there is nothing better than a breakfast like this.
Let’s be real, we’re all guilty of heading to McDonald’s after a night out on the town drinking at some of the best cocktail bars in Chester and there’s no shame to it!
52 Foregate St | Website
If you don’t know about this place you probably wouldn’t even know where it was or if you’ve passed it! Nestled right in Godstall Lane you will find cool and charming Duttons.
Godstall Lane connects St Werburgh Street with Eastgate Street Row and along this fairy light lit lane you’ll find small shops along places to eat and drink.
With some space to sit outside and enjoy the view or stay inside you will be able to enjoy a great selection of breakfast options at great prices.
10-12 Godstall Ln | Website
10. The Café at The Walls
Before you walk along Chester’s historic walls we highly suggest you fuel up with a good breakfast. If you start around Lower Bridge Street you will find The Café at The Walls.
A great place to head if you are after a freshly made breakfast and an extremely good price then The Café at The Walls will be perfect.
Right by the River Dee, Old Dee Bridge and The Walls, you won’t find a better location to start your day if you want to get in touch with Chester’s history. We also have a list of the best vegan restaurants in Chester!
13 Bridge Place | Website
11. Brown Sugar
On the other side of Old Dee Bridge, you will find Brown Sugar, a small internet café that is great if you want to relax, enjoy some free Wi-Fi and delicious food.
With a range of breakfast options available you could have anything from a bacon sandwich or all day breakfast, to pancakes with syrup.
If you don’t mind heading over the river or you are around that area anyway, Brown Sugar is a great place to try out.
19 Handbridge | Website
12. Café Rouge
Another great place on bridge street is popular chain, Café Rouge. With breakfasts for all tastes you could enjoy the traditional Rouge breakfast, eggs benedict or pancakes to name a few.
This Parisian-inspired café is a great place to head if you are wanting somewhere that is relaxed and welcoming.
They also provide a bottomless brunch where you can enjoy a late breakfast as well as enjoying a glass of prosecco (or two…or three)
29 Bridge St | Website
13. 49 Watergate
Although Watergate Street is where people head for a drink in the evening, it’s also a great place if you are wanting to go out for breakfast.
Especially at 49 Watergate, this café definitely stands out with its purple sticker on the windows and inside you will find a beautifully decorated interior.
Along with delicious freshly baked cakes, delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee.
49 Watergate St | Website
Right underneath some of Chester’s historic Tudor style buildings you will find Chatwins. One of the region’s largest bakeries and a great place to go for a good breakfast.
Its location is great too right by all of the shops, the perfect place to start your day, Chatwins is a Cheshire run business that was founded in Nantwich!
Whether you are after one of their delicious freshly baked cakes or a breakfast to try out their famous bread, a breakfast here will not be a disappointment.
25 Northgate St | Website
When you’re on a hen weekend in Chester, a hearty breakfast is a must to keep all the girls on top form throughout any hen do antics you have planned for the rest of day – and into the evening! Start your day right by having breakfast in Chester in one of these great locations.