Blue Moon Cafe

Address: 23 The Groves, Chester, CH1 1SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01244 322481

- Budget

4.1

A fab and friendly little 1950/60s' diner.

One of the reasons I love this joint is I can see it from my house. The others extend to: the jukebox; the groovy décor with the Rocola Bubbler jukebox and records on the walls; the amazing cakes and coffees; random items on the menu such as Scouse (a lamb casserole from not too distant neighbour Liverpool); the riverside location; the friendly staff. Since early summer 2010, the café transforms itself at night into French alter-ego Bistro Blu. It’s only open Thurs-Sat evenings, and I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know when I do.

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

Typical café dishes (sandwiches, cakes, soup, big breakfasts) combined with crazy additions like vindaloo and potaje (a Spanish version of Scouse). There’s nothing fancy about the presentation, but the food is good and honest.

Ambience

Lively, thanks to the tunes that make you want to bop, but not loud.

Service

Informal, but extraordinarily friendly.

Location

A perfectly lovely spot on the River Dee, with some tables at the water’s edge.

Price advice

Breakfasts, paninis, sandwiches and heartier meals (no frills) start at around a fiver.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • People watching

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