Feast your eyes on these...
'The Cream of the crop' of highly recommended, independently run, specialist, local businesses in Kent
Get your hairs standing on end with nostalgia. This is quite possible the best arcade in the country with
everything from an Atari to the latest Playstation, not missing everything in between.
A great place for all ages - Hadoken!
Fancy getting a little Nordic style accessories for your home? Or maybe just one of the loveliest hot chocolates ever?
Capture the Castle have it all... Even a secret garden!
With stunning fashions, jewellery & sweets specially selected from around Europe, the lovely people of Copenhagen Blue with make you feel beautiful as well as making you look beautiful!
Wanna feel like a kid in a candy shop?
Try being an adult in a Wine Emporium!
Dickens House Wine Emporium have so much more then an endless choice of wines, champagnes, spirits, ales, ciders, cigars & gifts...
They also have endless knowledge in their products & are always willing to offer an honest opinion.
An architect at heart, Dorota has blessed the world with even more of her amazing imagination.
Her simple, beautiful, delicate, elegant & tasteful jewellery has blown us away!
Her attention on keeping her jewellery non-dominant is such a unique & wonderful talent of hers!
Her range is huge & delightful to explore... go on!
Incredibly unique treasures created out of pre-loved items, making the everyday rather special.
From cake stands formed from vinyl records and golf balls to bottle-cap cufflinks made from your favourite tipple.
These exclusive, limited run products are all handmade and finished to beautifully high specification, full of detail & nostalgia - upcycling at its best.
For amazing food, great beer, specialist gin, even better company, all in a lovingly crafted place with great people & great atmosphere... Get yourself down to The Flippin' Frog!!
Where they're as mad as hatters & as French as Frogs.
Love tea? Love coffee? Love cakes? Love feeling like a queen & drinking from gorgeous, spectacular cups?
Well, with all be most beautiful things in such a beautiful room... you wont be disappointed at Fleur de Thé! In fact... you might never leave!
Your just gonna love it!
Who'da thought that everyday, ordinary things could be so Glorious?
We'll, these guys did!
They source glorious items, box them up all nice & prepare them for our joy.
They even do requests!!!
A very special, very unique blend of quirky vintage finds, "I simply must have" homewares & awesome new school accessories.
A family run business hosting the coolest of cool, & awesomely vintage!
they stock everything from beautiful vintage furniture, to the radest magazines to totally zen you, handmade treasures, jewellery, pins & patches for days and cacti... even cacti!!
We all know silver jewellery is beautiful!!
But I personally was totally crazy about these beauty one off pieces by Inky Silver Designs the moment I saw them..
Particularly the Silver Cast necklaces!
100% worth a peek!
Im pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds its completely impossible to walk past without stopping & gawping at the jaw dropping beauty that is the Kaizen windows!!
They're mesmerisingly stunning & it doesn't end there! …once you're inside you'll be greeted with some
fabulous hand selected antiques, even more gorgeous jewellery, big smiles & friendly faces.
Wanna feel like a princess? Get to Kaizen asap!
Fancy a tipple? Look no further!!
If you're over 18! & haven't already tasted, get yourself a delicious cider from the Kent Cider Co! You won't be disappointed!
They are true 'love what they do' kinda people & love to make good things for us, which is great!
You've probably seen & most likely even had a cider form these guys at one of our local Rochester watering holes.
They also host a tent at all the local markets, included our very own Rochester Festivals & bring us the loveliest of lovely warm & cold drinks!
They're Hendersons range is simply perfect around this time of year! If you wanna know what i'm doing for Christmas... it's warming some Hendersons spiced cider & dropping in a cheeky shot of rum for warmth! 😉
Let's get down to the Knitty Gritty...
If you need to be warm... do it well with Knitty Gritty.
They proudly&lovingly hand knit some pretty cool things for your enjoyment, all from 100% Merino Wool
Full of colour, crazy warm, uber cool, must have knitted thingys.. you're gonna love it!
Three dimensional art for every type art fan.
Fantastic outdoor art to brighten up your garden, bold colourful pieces for indoors and delicate pieces to add a sprinkle of character to any room...
You may have personally been to every single place that Mark Darbon has painted... but you've never seen them like this!!
We LOVE Mark's work & are 100% sure you will too!
Have some digital needs? - mindbicycle have the answer!
These Rochester high street based nerds are literally 'Your Geeks Next Door'
If your a mum, a mini (or even just a regular twenty or thirty something..) Mini Mi is the place to be when it comes to gifts, child friendly homeware & mums party accessories!
Build by hand from an idea amongst friends, The Northern Seaman has a warmth that will capture you in an instant!
These three lovely chaps have been working hard to bring us wines and ales are bought from local brewers and vineyards. As well as live musical, entertainment, jam nights, board game nights, stand up comedy and spontaneous good conversation with strangers!
& this is all before we even have a pint in our hands!
Nucleus Arts are at the centre of our Heart here at Cream & the centre of the community here in Rochester!
Supporting local artists, supporting the community, topping up our caffeine levels & filling our hungry belly!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner.. get ready for some mighty fine eats at The Quills!
These food hero's are regularly updating their menu to keep us happy.. They create anything from American style (handover cure) breakies, all the way to burgers that will blow your mind & pimped up "Freakshakes" that will continue to blow minds!
RedDoor Homes aren't the stereotypical estate/letting agents they're doing things differently. They're smiles are genuine and the services they offer their customers are on point.
Pushing technology, great customer service and celebrating the local area. If you like the areas Cream promotes then these are the people to visit to live within the Cream of the crop.
Want to be wined & dined? Look no further... With 2 AA Rosettes & a Gin Bar good enough to eat (or drink) you're all set for you lunch, dinner & even afternoon tea's.
From the outside, Topes is one of the most beautiful buildings on Rochester High St, dating back to the 15th Century..
From the inside, it's one of the most wonderful places on Rochester High St to enjoy!
Your friendly, local Garden experts
Specialising in general garden maintenance and landscaping for both domestic and commercial clients.
They pride themselves on a high quality of service as well as reliability. Taking great care in their work and great pleasure in the satisfaction of their customers.
Superior garden services in the Medway towns, Maidstone and Gravesend
If you're planning your big day? Standing by your best friends side? Or trying to find that special something?
It's 100% gonna make your day to pop in to these guys.. Wild Heart Bridal is the epitome of relax, be happy & enjoy shopping!
Happy vibes - Amazing bridal wear - Smiles on faces.