Coffee shops

Even if I had an ear for it, I would never dare to take them up on their offer.

Good coffee in Chichester

You can tell just by looking at it that you want to know what you are letting yourself in for.

Best coffee shops in Chichester West Sussex

And its much the same with both the coffee and the certified organic wholefoods you find at St Martins Coffee. A bit intimidating at first.

But there is no need to make a public spectacle of oneself.

Must do attractions Chichester

There are plenty of secluded spots where one can hideaway, with a newspaper to watch and observe before taking the plunge.

Organic wholefoods Chichester West Sussex

“Since our inception, June 1979, we have never used microwave ovens, aluminium pots, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or tin openers. No industrial chain shop, factory, mass produced convenience meals will ever be served to you here.”

Old historical buildings in Chichester West Sussex

The property has a 18th Century facade and mediaeval interior that has been sensitively restored and furnished with an eclectic mixture of beams, log fires and enticing hideaways. Giving one every reason to expolre the twists and turns and the journey to the toilets on the third floor is an experience no visitor to Chichester should miss.

Things to do in Chichester

Wine tasting

More in Hampshire than it is in West Sussex. Yet despite the anomaly of being half in and half out, Emsworth is definitely Chichester Harbour. A quaint South Coast village that has retained its charm and home to one of the few independent wine shops in West Sussex.

Vin Wine Merchants offer wine courses, free in-store tastings, corporate and private events as well as vineyard tours in the UK and throughout Europe

Wine shops in West Sussex and Hampshire

They can be found around the corner and are just hard enough to find to be unusual and interesting.

Housed in a listed building dating back to the seventeen hundreds, they stock a range of wines from all over the world along with our tasting room where we hold all our courses and tasting events. With original wooden floors throughout and old fruit crates for the shelving it’s like stepping back in time to the wine merchants of yesteryear, adding to the whole experience.

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The City Grocer has opened in North St.Local produce Chichester Fresh produce Chichester

Specialising in local, plastic free fresh produce and goods from Wayside Organics, the Runcton Farm Shop, Noble & Stace Chocolatiers and SØDT bakery. They also offer a selection of deli foods as well as a milk vending facility.

Early Breakfast

Not much gets going in the UK before 9am in the morning. So an early breakfast can be a problem in Chichester.

Early breakfast in Chichester

But if you know where to find Good News they open at five in the morning and carry handmade sandwiches and snacks provided by The Lunch Box.

The Lunch Box Chichester - Sandwiches and snacks

They also close at six, so if you miss your lunch time snack at the Lunch Box, it is well worth turning the corner and wandering down the Lane to Chichesters Newsagents.

Breakfast

If you appreciate fresh eggs, with your full English, Crispins in East St serve a good breakfast.

Best English breakfast in Chichester Harbour

There are two if not three different rooms giving one the choice of finding a table in a quiet corner.

Comfortably informal, it is an independent family run cafe serving fresh home-cooked meals and one of the best traditional English breakfasts in the Chichester Harbour area.

Best full English breakfast in Chichester

Well cooked, well presented and if you choose the big breakfast you won’t be disappointed. Unpretentious, down to earth, often a very busy cafe serving good food and the sort of service which keeps one going back for more.

The morning paper

If you are looking for a newsagent in Chichester, they are around the corner, down a small lane and they open promptly at five in the morning.

Early morning newspaper Chichester

Breakfast on a Saturday morning is incomplete without an early morning paper. Although I am not saying that eight o’clock counts as an early breakfast. It’s the earliest I can find.  But I was stuck without a newspaper.  That was until I found one in St Martins Street. Its a lane that runs off East Road next to M&S past the Hole in the Wall and St Martins Coffee Shop.

The newsagents are on the next corner on the left.

Newspaper in Chichester

Good News are also billed as Confectioners but I don’t think I saw any evidence of confectionery in the shop besides ice creams. If I did I would buy purely on principle.

Bumbles

Found a new  cafe and coffee shop at the bottom of South St. They actually opened early in March but then, things got complicated.

Good coffee in Chichester, West Sussex, the South Coas

It’s a family run cafe serving good coffee,

Good cappuccinos in Chichester, West Sussex

an all day breakfast and a light lunch menu.

Homemade food in Chichester, West Sussex

All homemade with that little bit extra. The fish pie was great and I would have liked to try the ginger sponge. But having started with the soup of the day I will wait for the next time.

The best homemade soup in Chichester, the south coast

If I remember it was courgette and something else I will have to ask about when I go back for the pudding.