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Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
+44 1243 813586
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ha e been to this cafe before and it has always been very good. I took my friend there and it was a mistake . It was about 4.00. No excuse though. The dark haired woman who served us was bored, tired and just rude really. She got my order wrong to stArt with. Then when My friend and... More 

Thank Jacqui E
Stroud, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice coffee stop. Bright seating area. Garden looked lovely for a warmer day. Was quite busy being next to the cathedral.

Thank StroudAnne
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for morning coffee and asked for a decaff latte. I was told that the only decaff option was basically a spoonful of decaff coffee in a cup of hot water, for which they proposed to charge me £2.30. Why?

Thank hoteljunkie99
Chichester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant place to sit and have a cup of tea after a visit to the Cathedral. Staff are young and polite, the cafe clean and comfortable. It has a small outside seating area which is a sun trap . Not recommended for children.

Thank pinkypam
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Impressed by food. Clearly home made cottage pie which was very tasty. Also sandwiches soups and drinks. Above average and not expensive for a cathedral cafe. Internet access.

Thank Michael F
Fareham, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A good location and excellent selection of food that is very good value. It was very over heated when I was there and extremely busy. Find a table before you order at the counter to avoid disappointment.

Thank Phil P
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Popped in for a quick sandwich and coffee. Lovely setting and ambience. Very busy but staff friendly. Little pricey but you pay for the setting near the Cathedral.

Thank Rosemary C
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

After viewing the wonderful Norman cathedral, it was the perfect visit end to stop for refreshments in the Cloisters Cafe. Just expecting tea & cake, the choices were plentiful catering for all tastes from sandwiches or jackets to a full plated meal with vegetables. Prices reasonable. Staff friendly. Thank you.

Thank Chenin62
Horsham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cafe in the Cloisters of the Cathedral. Service a little bit slow but good worth waiting for. Vegetarians catered for. Friendly staff. Busy at weekends

Thank Jane D
Arundel, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I went here with a friend for lunch amids Christmas shoppers. The cafes nearer the centre were full so we tried this one. We had a very good panini and drinks. Prices were fair, food was good quality. Friendly staff.

Thank alienaylings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 813586
Cloisters Cafe prides itself on fair trade suppliers and freshly cooked food, featuring dishes such as smoked haddock with a gruyere and tomato gratin, supreme of chicken in a mushroom and tarragon sauce and roasted sweet potato with a bean ragu. Old favourites also appear on the menu along with baked potatoes and a range of hot and cold sandwiches.

There is a roast on Sundays when bookings can be made in advance. Cloisters also has a beautiful walled garden and the stunning Cathedral spire can be seen through its glazed roof.

Next to our cafe is the Cloisters Shop, offering a range of unique and gorgeous gifts and accessories, souvenirs and religious items. A perfect way to round off a visit to the Cathedral, or just to find that special present.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?