More than just a meal, brunch is a speciality in itself. The restaurant and cafe industry in the United Kingdom has rapidly evolved alongside it, with Stokes Croft, a cultural and creative hub in the heart of Bristol, producing some of the best brunches the vibrant city has to offer.
The Bristolian cafe has a firmly established reputation among locals for serving the best breakfasts in Bristol using only free-range produce. The Bristolian breakfast, a unique take on the traditional full English breakfast with vegan and vegetarian options, is an instant classic.
2 Picton St, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 919 2808
The Social boasts its support for local and independent business; they accept the Bristol Pound, source produce from free-range eggs to wines from local businesses, and display local art. Serving breakfast daily until 5pm, this restaurant is a go-to for a simply satisfying brunch. They pride themselves on their wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options as a priority rather than an afterthought.
130 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 924 4500
Tree House Cafe
The Tree House Cafe specializes in organic Persian cuisine. This quaint teahouse offers breakfast with a kick, often including spicy potatoes and ‘magic beans’. In true Stokes Croft style, The Tree House Cafe’s refined menu caters to vegetarians and vegans using locally sourced organic ingredients. A health food restaurant with a Persian flavour is a unique alternative to the traditional English breakfast.
32 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 329 2425
The Art House
For a quick and tasty brunch, The Art House offers the finest in cafe cuisine: a healthy range of paninis and toasties are available at all hours of the day. A popular study spot amongst students, this quiet space has a multi-purpose basement used for art exhibitions, cinema screenings, live music and more. Enjoy one of over 20 types of Pukka Herbal Teas and Mr Te’s loose leaf teas.
108A Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 923 2858
Source Food Hall and Cafe
When it comes to restaurants and cafes in the bohemian Stokes Croft neighbourhood that boasts locally sourced produce, Source Food Hall and market is one of the most well-known restaurants for seasonally sourced ingredients. The proof is in the scrumptious smoked haddock and the eggs poached to perfection.
1-3 Exchange Ave, St Nicholas Market, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 927 2998
At The Well
Formerly Bristol’s first coin-operated launderette in the 1950s, At The Well Cafe Laundrette was the brainchild of sisters Ellen, Cassie and Lily who transformed the building into a unique establishment. Here, At The Well, you can wash clothes, tuck in to American pancakes with scrambled egg, mushrooms, streaky bacon all topped with maple syrup, sip a smooth single-estate coffee, and relax.
145 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol, UK, +44 07583 090369
Homemade granola, delightful pastries, and excellent coffee is to be expected at Hooper House Café, one of the best brunches in Stokes Croft. Hooper House has a stylish interior design to match the grandeur of its ancient exterior. Taking its name from the original occupants of the building over 100 years ago, W.J.Hooper’s Fish and Poultry Market, Hooper House is now the destination for patrons looking for a tasty brunch and a good, strong cup of coffee.
113 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 329 0256
The Love Inn
The Love Inn & Stovemonkey Smokehouse is guaranteed to satisfy your brunch craving with a South West twist. The Sunday brunch menu offers Southern-style pork belly baps and homemade chilli and fennel sausages. Item from the innovative, unusual menu include the deep fried buttermilk bunny with psycho juice.
84 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 923 2565
Emulating Stokes Croft bohemian-chic, Poco Cafe Bar serves one of the best brunches. Brunch here is exquisite: organic Haresfield farm eggs on sourdough or Papas a lo Pobre (Portuguese-style potatoes) are instant favourites.
45 Jamaica St, Avon, Bristol, UK, +44 0117 9232233
Katie and Kim’s Kitchen
Katie and Kim’s Kitchen is a must for seasoned brunch-goers and local coffee connoisseurs. It’s best to arrive early on a Sunday as the mid-morning rush is impenetrable at this popular brunch spot; expect expert-quality with affordable prices.
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