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Local Reviews: Baker & Graze in Cheltenham

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We’re bringing you another local review of one of our favourite spots in The Cotswolds which fellow foodies will love. Baker and Graze in Cheltenham is an award-winning cafe, bakery and restaurant serving up everything from delicious brunches, breads and pastries to truly delicious grazing platters and pasta. Read our full review below.

Vibe

10/10

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Offering more than just good food, Baker and Graze has a buzzing atmosphere which caters to a long lunch out with friends over small plates and gorgeous wine to a business meeting or catch up over coffee.

On a beautiful sunny day, their outdoor terrace is perfect, with covered options too if you would still prefer to dine al fresco in the drizzle!

As well as having a great indoor dining atmosphere, Baker and Graze is just as much of a local favourite for takeaways. You can expect queues during busy periods but in our opinion the wait is most definitely worth it. Pick up a coffee and a pastry and wander around all the wonderful boutique and antique shops on offer in Cheltenham. Here’s our Area Guide if you need further tips!

Service

10/10

Despite having queues at times, we cannot fault the service we’ve always received at Baker and Graze. We love that great food and service are important here. Staff are always friendly and chatty, even at busy times and are fantastic with kids too.

We visited quite a few times while restrictions were in place as we felt very safe with their team managing space and waiting times really well!

Food and Drink

10/10

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Passers-by are easily drawn in by the baked goods all on display in the window at Baker and Graze and we can report that they taste just as good as they look!

For dining in, their brunch menu is the perfect mix of tried and true classics such as granola or a bacon sandwich, with a few exciting dishes like the confit duck potato hash for those that like to try something new. Showing off their baked goods on the menu, there is a whole section dedicated to various sourdough toppings, from a classic avocado and poached egg on toast to braised courgettes, mint and peas, toasted pine nuts and burrata.

The true highlight however is their small plates and pasta menu featuring duck ragu, squid ink and crab linguine and roasted pumpkin tortellini. We’d recommend taking the time to come by one morning for their baked treats and coffee and then another day for a luxurious lunch.

Decor

10/10

Step inside Baker and Graze, and you’ll instantly feel cosy! The stacks of baked goods and blue ceramic mugs on the counter feel like a warm welcome into a real foodie’s home and their cafe and restaurant are laid out well so it feels tidy. We love their brand tones of deep blue and orange and you can see these mirrored in their interiors, using the exposed brick walls and wooden tables and chairs to accent their orange brand colour.

Kid-friendly

10/10

While Baker and Graze is definitely more of a hang out spot for adults, children are very welcome here and can indulge all the baked treats on offer, their cruffins are a local favourite and a real treat for kids to enjoy! We often visit and sit on the ground floor as the kids love to watch their talented baristas making the coffees.

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