It’s been quite a while since I shared any local places with you. My Bristol coffee guide was so long ago now that it definitely needs some updating. Trendy new places seem to pop up all the time in Bristol, we are certainly slightly over run with specialty coffee, flatwhites, avocado on sourdough and all the other super popular dishes of the moment. I’ve gathered a few of my favourites, all of which are well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.
Anna Cake Couture – Clifton Village
Starting with the prettiest, Anna Cake Coutour. Primarily this is a cake shop where you can order anything from a box of macarons to your wedding cake. Dom ordered a salted caramel banana cake for his Mum’s birthday and all I can say is I hope I get the same treatment come my birthday! They also have a small cafe, plus some tables outside, where you can enjoy a nice coffee and any of their baked treats.
Pinkmans Bakery – Park Street
I have the willpower of a saint since Pinkmans arrived on Park Street. I walk past it literally everyday on my way to and from work and I can tell you their products get better looking everyday. We popped in for an amazing iced coffee on a very warm day and Dom also tried one of their Peach Melba Doughnuts. I couldn’t resist having a try myself. Their bread also is baked fresh every day in the open kitchen at the back of the cafe. Check out Kym’s post for a bit more detail.
Roll For The Soul – Quay Street
Roll for the Soul is practically a Bristol institution now. It’s very popular with cyclists, mainly because of their bike workshop upstairs, but probably also because of the bike paraphernalia dotted around the place. They are very reasonably priced, especially considering portion size and they do a cracking halloumi wrap to either have in or take away.
The Mockingbird – Alma Road, Clifton
This is the only American inspired coffee shop that I have been to and it’s now one of my favourites in Bristol. They offer a few American treats such as chocolate mud pie and a coffee made from condensed milk, but they also make really good regular coffee. The interior is just beautiful and I’ve also seen photos of thier avocado on toast from Lyzi of the Being Little blog. Watch out for their opening times though, as they tend to close earlier than most others.
Mokoko – Wapping Wharf
Mokoko is the latest coffee shop I’ve tried and is based in the newly delevloped Wapping Wharf area. Once they’ve finished the work down there it’s looking like it will be a very nice new area. But for now I’ll stick to Mokoko and I have to say I’m obsessed! The coffee was beautiful, but more then that they had a large selection of salads and tarts for savoury choices and some truely amazing looking cakes to choose from. We tried the vegan banana and chocolate loaf which almost made me consider becoming vegan. But what I’ll be going back to next time are the danish pastries that were the size of my face. You may also recognize this photo from a recent post, but I couldn’t resist using it again!
If anyone has any other recommendations then please let me know! Discoving new places on the weekend is one of my favourite things to do. You can follow me on Instagram for plenty more photos of cute cafes, and on Bloglovin to keep up with all the new content on here.