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“Good Gluten free options” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Apple Cafe

Apple Cafe
Waterstones Book Store | 5 West Street, Chichester, England
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Ranked #41 of 196 Restaurants in Chichester
Cuisines: English
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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“Good Gluten free options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Very nice cafe with a great selection of Gluten free snacks and cakes. Welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful little cafe, great food, tea and coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is a small but delightful cafe situated on the first floor of Waterstones, open weekdays 10:00-4pm, Sundays 11:00-3pm. I come to Chichester about once a fortnight and when I do, this is the first place I head to for breakfast/brunch and coffee. Reasons:

Food: Excellent, all home-made with good ingredients. The scones are excellent, the coffee is strong and tasty, perfect for waking me up in the morning. There is a full range of cakes and shortbreads - flapjacks, raspberry and coconut slices, chocolate and caramel slices, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate chip shortbreads and more. The meals served are all breakfasts and lunches as they usually close at 4pm. These are all good quality and delicious. Gluten-free options available as noted by another reviewer.

Environment: Clean, hygienic, bright due to the large windows on one side letting sunlight in, cosy. Wonderful view of the Cathedral. Windows can be opened by customers for ventilation. The chairs and tables are all wood. Although it is a small cafe I always get a place. There's also the added bonus of this cafe being in a bookstore, so one has a wide range of books to read with coffee! Always nice. There is also a shelf on which the Waterstone's Top 10 books are displayed, to be taken down and mused through at one's pleasure.

Service: Some of the nicest I've ever met, friendly, courteous and helpful. Orders always arrive on time and with a smile.

Prices: Reasonable. Beverage prices are the same as you find elsewhere at £2 - £2.50 for a regular cup. Refill slightly cheaper. Meals are less than £10.

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  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“OK Cafe. Good atmosphere - but avoid the hot chocolate!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In an ancient building in Chichester's West Street Waterstones manages to be a "real" bookshop. Upstairs, the Apple Cafe with views out over the Cathedral is a bright and friendly place to while away some time with a coffee and cake. The coffee is OK but the hot chocolate is thin and really not nice. A decent selection of cakes etc. tempt. Light meals are also available.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Gluten-free food as well!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Delicious gluten-free pastry & cakes available here, along with their other delightful food. What a find!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, UK
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“Great food, friendly staff, good value, books and a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We were wandering round Chichester at about three in the afternoon, desperate to find something to eat that was not a full meal, but tasty and inexpensive. At the fourth try we lucked out with the Apple cafe on the first floor of Waterstones in West Street.

It's light and airy as the windows are south facing, with views of the cathedral across the road. We looked at the menu of soups, wraps, quiches and salads and knew that we had found what we wanted.

We both had the lentil soup - me with a cheese scone, him with a chunk of soft granary bread and butter. The was tasty and good quality. The tea was teapigs. The cakes looked scrummy and we will be back to try them.

There is a shelf with the current top ten best selling books and people were taking them down to read with their food or drink.

The service was excellent - friendly, smiley, attentive but not intrusive. This place is a gem and we will be back.

Visited February 2013
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