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As one of the best independent coffee shops in Cheshire, we only roast in small quantities. We roast our exclusive coffees here in the UK to keep our freshness at its best and the quality unsurpassed


Our beans have a great lifespan if stored correctly, the beans will last you 18 months, assuming you've somehow not drunk it all by then


We have been rated 5-stars across Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor and more. One of the most popular nearby coffee shops. We have even out-rated coffee shops in London and coffee shops in Manchester!


Our coffee works perfectly in all coffees from filter to espresso, water to milk based drinks

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We have a range of dairy alternatives. Simply ask in-store for your choice of alternative which can be used in any of our drinks. Choose from Lactose-Free, Soya, Coconut (contains soya), Almond and Oat Milk.

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Our exclusive blend is used in all of our coffees. Made from the best quality green beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam & Colombia, each drink contains approx 32mg, 64mg, 96mg or 128mg of caffiene.

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We don't use methylene chloride for our decaf coffee (known as MC), we only use Swiss Water method to extract the best from our dark roast, decaf coffee.

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About Citrus

Citrus: The History of our Little Coffee shop in Kelsall, Chester

Citrus is a partnership between co-owners, Jake and Ross, both fully-trained Baristas. In 2017, they happened across a small business in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Kelsall where the owner was looking to sell in order to relocate.

Back then, The Greedy Pig was a small village cafe, only a couple of miles from the centre of the historic, walled city of Chester, popular with cyclists and walkers, run by the then owner, Raina. While returning a refurbished laptop to one of Ross’s computer support customers, Jake noticed the ‘For Sale’ sign in the shop window.

As circumstances had it, Jake was facing redundancy from his managerial position running a chain of fitness centres and Ross was looking to leave his supervisory role at Costa in one of the UK’s business stores.

After some very clever under cover investigations and many conversations at home, the pair decided to invest Jake’s recent inheritance from his uncle investing in buying the business.

Jake and Ross began making their mark and making improvements to the store. Using Ross’s extensive combined experience within IT and the Coffee Industry (over 23 years combined) he began to forge a new brand, make use of technology to improve efficiency and the customer experience.

Within twelve months, Citrus has become multi award-winning: Trip Advisor awarded the pair with a Certificate of Excellence and since then the reviews have gone from strength to strength increasing their ratings across all social media platforms to 5 stars. The Environmental Health Department awarded them a 5-star rating in food hygiene and again in 2021, Citrus was born.

After turning around the fortunes of the shop and attracting a regular customer base from miles around with a reputation of the best coffee and freshest food around, it was time to make the shop their own and better reflect the freshness of what they do.

Intenso, Citrus’s own, bespoke, 5-origin blend of coffee has won industry acclaim and is roasted by the same roasters used by Harrods. The shop's own exlcusive coffees have also won a 1-star and 2-star Great Taste Award. Constant training and re-investment have joined the ethos of sustainability and environmentally conscious decision making within the business and Jake and Ross continue to strive for more for they business and it’s customers.

Finally, by popular demand, in summer 2023, Jake and Ross bought Number 1 Hair and Beauty (next door), knocked through and extended. Citrus went from a capacity of 20 to around 50 inside and out!

  • What an independent coffee shop should be
  • This is just what an independent coffee shop should be like. The staff members working were friendly and attentive and delivered some great customer service and customers were made to feel most welcome. Although we only enjoyed a fantastic cup of coffee and a cake, we noticed they did some nice looking food and its clearly a popular outlet as there was a steady stream of customers. Ample car parking is located opposite this cafe. Keep up the great work gents and we will be back when we are next in the local area. Parking: Car park opposite.
    - Andy J

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    2 The Gables, Chester Road, Kelsall, Cheshire CW6 0RZ

    Where we are

    Why visit Citrus

    We an environmentally friendly coffee shop. We like to think we’re one of the best coffee shops within the Chester area but our customers hopefully agree! 


    We are also very fortunate to be surrounded by outstanding countryside. We are a few steps away from the Sandstone Trail, Delamere Forest is on our doorstep and we are walking distance from several popular local villages. Kelsall has one of the best village green spaces around with swing, play areas, a large park and activities for adults and children, we even have a zip line!

    How to get to us

    We are so simple to find it is untrue! We can easily be visited by car, foot, cycle or bus.

    We are on the popular Manchester 100 cycle route, in fact, we are the first major official stop in the race.

    We are directly on the 82 bus route from Chester to Northwich, the bus stops outside our shop! You can also connect using the 84 bus from Chester to Crewe. You would simply need to change at Tarvin with buses every 30 minutes.

    If driving from Chester, leave the city toward Manchester on the A1, pass over the A55 roundabout at Vicars Cross and head straight. Continue all the way out of Chester through Littleton, past Tarvin on a straight road onto Kelsall Hill. Turn right at the bottom of the hill and follow Chester Road up the hill and the first major bend offers you a view of The Morris Dancer pub, Co-Op and we are opposite.

    If heading from Northwhich, head toward Chester along the A556, carry on straight until the top of Kelsall Hill you find the lights, at which, turn left. Follow the road down the hill and around the bend. You will see the park on the left at which point you can park up and we are opposite the pub.


    For holiday & special event opening times, call us on 01829 470070.

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  • Thursday08:30 ● ● ● 14:00
  • Friday07:00 ● ● ● 14:00
  • Saturday09:00 ● ● ● 12:00
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