Artie’s Kitchen

It feels like as soon as a new place opens in Chichester, it closes again.
(Such is the life when you live in a small city with silly rent prices!)
So when an independent pops up, I feel like it’s my duty to go and check it out before it disappears.

So on Saturday morning I decided to take the boy out for breakfast and went to visit Artie’s Kitchen in Chichester.

Artie’s Kitchen (formerly known as Artisan Cafe) is a small independent coffee shop at the end of South Street (opposite Argos) in Chichester, and is a place that I rarely frequented before now as I’m not much of a coffee fan. However since its rebranding I’ve been getting to know Artie’s Kitchen a little better, because now the emphasis doesn’t just lay in their coffee options, but in their kitchen options too. You see Artie’s Kitchen has given Chichester residents a treat, and that treat comes in the form of menus. Four menus to be precise: Their breakfast menu, their lunch menu, their tapas menu, and most importantly… Their cocktail menu! (Not pictured… This time).

Unfortunately cocktails were out of the question at that time in the morning, but their breakfast menu was exactly what we were looking for. Short and varied.
Well. I say we. I had already sneakily eaten a bowl of breakfast that morning (Kellogg’s Krave if you were wondering) so technically it was lunch for me, but for S it was still breakfast time, so naturally our food choices reflected this.

I went for the mushroom stroganoff served on thick farmhouse garlic bread.
The stroganoff was beautifully creamy and peppery all at once, but unfortunately whilst I was working my way through the mushroomy goodness the bread was turning soggy.

S decided to try the eggs benedict.
Which was his first time trying the dish.
I know, I KNOW. It’s egg-straordinary that somebody can spend 26 years of their life without trying such a cracking dish. But he tried it. He loved it. He shared it. I loved it.
And I’d happily go back for the eggs alone.

Unfortunately we were stuffed so had no room for any of the delicious cakes we had walked past on our way in (I’ve tried their banana bread before – it’s pretty dang good). But if you’re looking for comfortable surroundings, a good pot of tea/coffee and delicious food to ease your way into the day – you’ve found the right place.

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