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16 St Werburgh St | City Centre, Chester CH1 2DY, England
+44 1244 346369
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  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible17%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
16 St Werburgh St | City Centre, Chester CH1 2DY, England
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Reviews (115)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in after visiting the cathedral. Good size slice of cake served with piped cream. I went for the chocolate orange cake though hard to choose. Pot of tea bit small. Good service and rest of menu was also interesting. Worth a try to support...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited 50 mins to finally get food, which really wasn't worth the wait! Had it been cheap then I may have understood, but it wasn't. Never again!

Thank coolesmudge
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It was the cleanliness and orderly nature of the window display that attracted us. It reminded us of a simillar establishment in Besancon in France. There are several small tables downstairs. The choice of lunch - sandwiches, panini, salads and the quality of the food...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went in for lunch ordered a pot of tea, cup was to small only half filled teapot. Ordered Bakewell cake wich had been in the window for days just melted on the plate. It was dated and untidy.

Thank Rhona B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This little cafe is a great place for just a coffee or lunch, nice friendly staff, clean and welcoming.

Thank Sheila227
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Many thanks for your visit and we're delighted you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Ther's lots of nice little sandwich/snack bars in Chester but this is one of the places that I keep returning to. You can get breakfast, sandwiches, soup and cakes ect but it's most famous for it's fantastic paninis. The fillings are full of flavour and...More

Thank Funkymonk1
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review and your support - you'd be astonished how much difference it makes to small independent businesses like ours.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

I went to this little gem of a cafe in st werbughs square Chester for the first time today and I had a strawberry tart and a pot of tea and I can honestly say I have never had such a delicious strawberry tart (...More

Thank mollikins
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Gem of a café and excellent service ! Wonderful - thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Stumbled across Alfresco at lunchtime. Well located between the cathedral and the main shopping street. Ordered two paninis which were decent sized, hot and good quality. Soft drinks have a free refill which was welcome on a hot day. I had a tasty looking banoffee...More

1  Thank Chris T
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks for calling and delighted you enjoyed your food.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Popped in here for a spot of lunch on a Sunday. Very hot inside which didn't help as it was warm outside, aircon not turned on. not the biggest place so a bit cramped if busy. Staff welcoming. Choice of sandwiches, paninis etc. Had sandwich...More

Thank nhsbabe
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for your visit and delighted you enjoyed our homemade coleslaw. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Used this place too often a decade ago but life moves on. Had a happy return to Chester recently. The menu looks unchanged and the panni is still as good as it gets. The coffee is ok. The decor is unchanged but tired and the...More

Thank aylesby
Alan S, Owner at Alfresco, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for returning and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St Werburgh St | City Centre, Chester CH1 2DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 346369
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