Bakery and Café
M56, Junction 12; 6 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
If you crave the homely aroma of fresh-baked bread, follow your nose off the M56 and into the Devonshire Bakery on Frodsham's pretty high street. Exercise self-restraint as you decide which artisan breads and baguettes to plump for. Sourdough, wholemeal, and spelt and honey are all contenders, with recipes honed over five generations. The beef and pork pies are famously good - our personal pick is the steak and stilton. Pick up a spiced chutney sausage roll or golden-crusted pie for later, or a gift-box of handmade chocolates if passing at Christmas or Easter.
There’s a cosiness to the art-adorned interior and pavement tables beckon in the summer sun. Tuck into your freshly prepared sandwich du jour with abandon and sip on a locally-roasted Jaunty Goat Coffee, as the outside world goes by. The nearby car park is free so, before heading off, browse the local craft and antiques centre whose old farm buildings now house a run of alluring vintage shops.
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The Extra Mile: Delicious Alternatives to Motorway Services is your essential glovebox guide to good food on the move. The guidebook is a great gift for motorists and foodies who prefer to avoid motorway services and boring, big-brand food. Find independent cafes, pubs, local coffee and tea shops and lovely farm shops near motorway junctions and main roads. To improve your journey, support small businesses and discover real local flavours, order your copy today (edition 4 published March 2023 and available now).