Ceres Coffee: now open for dinner!

The place that serves up one of Bristol’s most loved brunches (the sweetcorn fritters and pancake stack dishes are a must try!) is now open for dinner, and it’s lush! Ceres Coffee, the gorgeous Melbourne style cafe in Stokes Croft, offers a three-course menu based on seasonal, local produce. The menu is small: three starters,…

Deliveroo: Tuk Tuck goodness

Deliveroo has been a bit of a game changer in the world of take aways. These days you can pretty much order any meal from any local restaurant to be delivered to your door, and quick (thanks to the speedy guys and girls whizzing around on bikes). So dangerous! If box sets weren’t already doing a pretty stirling job of…

Mrs Browns Cafe: Coffee catch ups in the sun

Everyone has their list of favourite spots in Bristol. If you’re like me, this list constantly evolves as you discover more little gems hidden in different corners of our city. Mrs Browns Cafe, a cute little outside cafe nestled in Victoria Park, has become a recent addition to my list. The offerings are fairly simple:…

Tea Birds: A pot of tea for one please…

With oodles of time off work and little activity planned I had all the fabulous intentions to write a lot over the Christmas break. Unfortunately, instead I discovered that I can fill my days with very little. Plus, the lie in and afternoon nap routine allowed little time for brain activity. Consequently, I will have to…

Small St. Espresso: The perfect soya cappuccino…

It is surprisingly tricky to get a good cappuccino made with soya milk. I know it’s a pain (friends who have been barristas have told me how much of an inconvenience it can be) but for some people the non-dairy option is a necessity and a black americano just doesn’t suffice when you are paying a few…

No. 1 Harbourside: People watching time….

After sitting on the sofa outside No.1 Harbourside (yes they have sofas outside along the waterfront) last Saturday evening with a bottle of red, watching the entertainment of drunken Bristolians go by, I was reminded how I have worryingly omitted this wonderful establishment from my Favourites. Mass apologies! From this spot you get quite the variety of…

Source Food: I want to shout it from the rooftops…

Everyone, Source Food Hall and Cafe is open Thursday – Saturday evenings and it is wonderful! Admittedly it took me a while to catch on myself, but now I have sampled their yummy food and incredibly friendly service of an evening I feel I need to tell everyone about it and get that place filling…

Cox and Baloney: Drinking bubbly from a vintage teacup…

Tucked away on Cheltenham Road on the edge of Cotham is one of the cutest little vintage teashops and boutiques I have so far encountered in the Bristol area – Cox and Baloney. Word has spread through the grapevine about its adorable nature, so once I had freed up a date to pop over it…

Papadeli: A new little find….

I have just wondered into the little delight that is Papadeli on Alma Road and, having previously spent three years living just two roads down, cannot believe I have not discovered it before. Having moved nearer to Clifton Village I seem to have forgotten about all the little treasures that Whiteladies Road also offers. The…

St. Nicholas Market: Variety is the spice of life…

After some particularly extravagant months at the end of last year I have had to unfortunately put some restrictions on how much I go out for lunch. However, you have to have something to get you through the working week and consequently my ‘work wife’ and I have a rule: Friday is lunch out day!…

Old Bookshop: Breakfasting in a quirky little living room…

OK I actually did not eat in a random person’s living room but that is the kind of cosy feeling you get when you head to the Old Bookshop on North Street Bedminster (yes I did head out of the BS8 area!) This cafe is a mismatched area of cuteness – with old typewriters adorning…

Boston Tea Party: A happy cluster of cafes ….

I have to confess I am writing this in a rather distracted mood. Taking full advantage that I have very little planned for the whole weekend (a rarity as we get closer and closer to all the festivities of Christmas) I did not get out of bed until midday and then spent hours wandering around…