The walled garden at Cafe Paradiso at the end of North St in Chichester
is the perfect setting for a slice of their extra special chocolate cake.
Being Chichesters first original and strictly vegetarian restaurant everything is home baked and delicious.
If not the cake, their chocolate and orange muffins or warm blueberry scones served with butter are just as good.
The menu offers an interesting range of herbal and fruit teas
As well as being vegan friendly and catering for celiac, dairy and nut alergies
The last place I ever expected to find carrot cake was in a pub
But there it was. What could easily be the best carrot cake in Chichester. As you come through the door and into the Woodmancote Pub. Nestled up next to the pork scratchings. Looking just like it belonged right there, beneath an array of wine bottles.
But then they do most things differently. Almost verging on the bizarre.
Good food and hospitality that is slightly more expensive without being too offensive. I like different.
Try some of the best home baked cakes in Midhurst and the South Downs
Found in Hill House on Rumbolds Hill the homemade soups, savoury tarts, scones and biscuits are just as good.
Tilly’s of Midhurst is a small family run tea room where they always add a little extra to what they do.
Hot cheese scones with melted butter
A good excuse to do a mid-morning coffee at the Driftwood Cafe in Emsworth.
Or a croissant with blackcurrent jam. It’s one of the nicer cafes I have found.
Situated on the High St in Emsworth they offer a breakfast morning menu and a light lunch menu from late morning. But it gets very busy at midday and I try to avoid the rush.
A four layer chocolate fudge cake
Part of an artful display of cakes, chocolate and lashings of cream that is difficult to ignore.
These cakes at the Riviera Cafe in Selsey are big, bold and totally decadent