A guide to the best cafes and places to eat out for lunch, specifically in Gloucester city centre. For bigger meals, see our Gloucester restaurants page for other options. These establishments are ideal for dishes such as sandwiches, baguettes, baked potatoes or something healthier, like a salad.
Cafes to Eat Out For Lunch in Gloucester City Centre
There are many options for lunch out in Gloucester, these are places that specialise in lunchtime meals.
For a great lunch in the city centre, look no further than Janes Pantry, a cafe, sandwich bar and cake shop. They are in Kings Square near to the bus station. Janes Pantry does takeaway or you can dine in for lunch, you can also sit outside in Kings Square. They serve a great selection of sandwiches, a special mention goes to their coronation chicken on brown bread. Their sandwiches have bread baked by Janes Pantry and the fillings are always generous. They also stock a variety of cakes, including the Gloucester dripping cake.
Peppers Cafe Gloucester a Great Place for an Organic Lunch
Pepper’s cafe in Gloucester was a brilliant discovery by me for a tasty organic lunch. However, peppers have been around for over 10 years. Peppers is off the beaten track in Bull Street, a street I have not needed to visit for quite some while, it seems. The cafe but has an excellent location and is next door to the fantastic Angie’s Bar.
Peppers provide a good range of homemade food. Wherever possible, they are locally sourced and organic. They emphasise sustainability and fair trade for their producers, suppliers, staff and customers. They also have a range of fantastic vegetarian options for food.
This cafe is a great place for an organic lunch, as I discovered. I needed somewhere to focus my thoughts and get my composure, and Peppers in Gloucester fitted the bill perfectly. Anyway, on entry, I grabbed a bottle of ice cold elderflower cordial. It then headed for the counter. I chose a coronation chicken roll, will salad to accompany my drink.
They prepared the food fresh in the cafe and brought to my table in a timely fashion. The cordial was very nice, and the sandwich was very nice. The bread roll was soft and nice with lots of coronation filling and nice fresh salad. I would recommend and will return to this place in the future. I can see it being nice using the chair and table outside in Bull street on a warm summer day. Website…
A fantastic independent lunchtime eatery on Westgate Street, which has been opening its doors for over 20 years. The Knobbly Cob provides quick and friendly service for both takeout or those that choose to dine in. Dishes on offer include baked potatoes with various toppings, baguettes or sandwiches, including a delicious bacon sandwich. Besides the main menu, Knobbly Cob serves up some homemade daily specials. For dessert or an afternoon treat, they supply homemade cakes including an amazing Malteser and mars bar cake.
Hubble Bubble Coffee House in Gloucester
On Westgate Street and very close to the Cathedral, is Hubble Bubble. Hubble Bubble is a coffee house and eatery with indoor and outdoor seating available. Opened in 2013, the coffee house prides themselves in being independent and family-run. They support local food producers by only using locally sourced meats on their interesting menu. Pride of place on the menu are dishes like the full English breakfast or its vegetarian/vegan versions. Lunchtime bites like double Gloucester cheese on toast made with local Hobbs House bread. Smashed avocado, ciabatta and other lunchtime favourites are on their menu too.
In Alvin Street is Roots Coffee & Community, a social enterprise and neighbourhood coffee shop. Roots open from 8 am until 4:30 pm on weekdays and 9 am until 3:30 pm on Saturdays. The coffee shops serve coffee, cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts and snacks. These are all made with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. However, you will get served by the friendly locally sourced staff!
The Comfy Pew
Near to the main gate of Gloucester Cathedral is The Comfy Pew, a great place to eat out. The Comfy Pew is a licenced restaurant and also a coffee shop that calls a Tudor listed building home. They serve some great homemade food, including soup with crusty bread or a ploughman’s platter. The Comfy Pew does a great breakfast menu to suit all tastes and appetites. This includes full English with tea or coffee, bacon sandwiches or smoked salmon.
Hedleys Tea And Coffee Shop
Hedley’s sandwich and coffee bar are located close to Gloucester Cathedral. They serve fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, baguettes, ciabattas, salads, and also coffee. Hedley’s also do a nice full English breakfast with all the trimmings. They have a nice indoor seating area. You could also dine on one of their outside tables.
The March Hare
On the Oxbode in Gloucester is The March Hare, a tearoom and a great place for lunch out. They use quality local foods, which are freshly prepared for items on their menu. The March Hare’s menu has some delightful options, including baked potatoes or a ploughman’s lunch. They also do some lovely brunch options from Greek yoghurt to a bacon bap. The March Hare also provides an afternoon tea option. These include a gourmet cream tea with a variety of sandwiches.