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Top 10 Bristol Coffee Spots

Posted by Cat How, February 20, 2018

We’re spoilt for choice here in Bristol for great places to get our caffeine fix. From independent roasters to bakeries and picture-perfect coffee shops – here is our round up of the best!

  1. Harts Bakery – a veritable Bristol institution, this artisan bakery does arguably the best pastries in town. Their coffee is made with love, and comes from Extract Roasters in St Werburghs, but Harts gets extra bonus points for the things you can have with your cup of joe. The custard tarts are legendary.
  2. Small Street Espresso – the house roast here is by local roasters Clifton Coffee (and chai tea from Henny and Joe in Bath… but realise we should be focusing on the beans!). They just won a Bristol Good Food 2018 Award for best cafe too!
  3. Cafe Kino – a not-for-profit co-op that has been proudly vegan and vegetarian since it opened in 2006. Great for people watching from the big glass windows looking out onto Stokes Croft.
  4. Dela – new kid on the block, Dela, opened in the Mivart Artist Studios in Easton in 2017 and means ‘share’ in Swedish. Gorgeous food and delicious coffee.
  5. Este – an absolute gem of a cafe, meaning ‘this’ in Portuguese. Run by beautiful husband-and-wife team Sooz and Sol, the vibe is Latin American and the food is locally sourced. The coffee is soon to be from Sooz’s own family farm in Columbia! Watch this space…
  6. 25a Old Market – a copper-themed cafe and therefore close to our hearts. There are great cakes and a wide range of coffees and milk choices to choose from. Including oat-milk barista babychinos for the little ones.
  7. Tradewind – these guys offer a selection of rotating custom blends and single origin espressos, while their filter selection is brewed gently using the V60 technique method. A beautiful place with beautiful coffee.
  8. Ceres – just around the corner from us here at Pollen Place, we can often be found running to this Melbourne-inspired cafe for their Anzac biscuits and delicious lunches. Great flat whites too!
  9. Full Court Press – set up by physicist Mat North, FCP is minimal apart from a large La Marzocco machine and boards detailing the latest daily blends. Mat is always sourcing artisan coffee, and his range of roasters include Tate, Round Hill, James Gourmet, Workshop, Nude, Square Mile, Clifton, Little and Long, Extract, Origin, Caravan, Notes and Drop Coffee.
  10. Playground Coffee – a board room cafe (complete with swings and games to play!) but despite the playfulness these guys do some serious coffee. Nestled in St Nicholas which is a lovely part of town too…

(picture credit Miami from Jupiter 10)

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