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.
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.
Guru Coffee House
Guru Coffee House is on Brunswick Road and serves some great food, especially their diverse selection of burgers. They serve hot drinks, fresh juices and organic beers, to name a few. They have comfortable inside seating and outdoor seats with a parasol out the front.
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 dine in lunches, 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.
Organic eatery Peppers make a variety of excellent homemade baguettes and salads, they also cater well for vegetarians and vegans. Peppers are located just off Westgate Street and is a wholesome food cafe and take away. Peppers use organic produce and ingredients wherever possible. All menu items are ‘homemade’ – either on the premises or literally ‘at home’.
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 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
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