As part of your new year’s resolutions you may have decided that cutting out the sugar, the junk food, the alcohol were all good ways to spend the start of the new year giving yourself some much needed detox and rest. In all of this however, you may have decided that forgoing any coffee would be a step too far. Perhaps, a cup or two less, but if you, like us at Stefano De Blasio kitchens are friends of the coffee grind, then January is great time to explore trends, tastes and places whilst you get rid of the sugar fix from the December festivities.
There is of course the route of the Moka coffee machine, which we love at Stefano De Blasio kitchens. It’s a simple concept, around since the 1950’s and makes a great espresso each time. (To be honest, better than most major and independent chains if truth be told!)
But for those looking for a longer drink, something that they can enjoy in peace or with a smooth Jazz background ala La La Land or perhaps something more modern like a 1980’s film playlist, then Chester is the place you want to be.
With more stores to shake your fist at, Chester is a great place to grab a coffee and champion the independent merchant at the same time. We’ve put together a small selection of our favourite jaunts in Chester, some truly great places to go for a cup of java, chat, look over your new kitchen plans… 😉
The Jaunty Goat
57 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG
It is one of the hippest places to go, laid back, buzzing and a smooth coffee that leaves you wanting to have another, and another, and another. With soft drink choices that include San Pellegrino how could we, or anyone else not like this coffee house.
The Flower Cup
61 Watergate Row South, Chester CH1 2LE
This only opened in December and we wish the team all the best because we think, it’s one of Chester’s best kept secrets… so far. Combining a beautiful flower shop with even more beautiful coffee, this little independent is inspired on the owner’s love of Italy, it’s flowers and it’s food & drink. Have a coffee, stare at or even buy, some beautiful plants, you couldn’t ask for more!
12 Godstall Lane, Chester CH1 1LN
Blink and you’ll miss it, and that’s perhaps what gives this little coffee shop such charm and uniqueness more than anything else. The coffee is smoothly prepared, the atmosphere perfectly condensed and the ceiling art is a touch of genius. A must visit, especially down the unique setting of Godstall Lane.
Little Yellow Pig
31A Charles St, Chester CH2 3AY
It’s a mixture of a little bakery, coffee shop and perfect people watching location – if you’re into that kind of thing. Located in Hoole, it’s near some great places to eat to drink as well. You could lose yourself in this corner of Chester, but that’s not such a bad thing.
When it comes to a great place for a cup of coffee, Chester really has it made. What are your favourite locations? Where do you like to visit in the city? Are there places outside the centre that we need to know about? Why not drop us a line and let us know. Oh yeah, we also do a fine cup of your preferred drink whenever you visit our showroom. Contact us today to see how we can make you have the best coffee in your own home in your new kitchen.