Best Independent Cafes and Coffee Shops in Bristol

When it comes to good coffee in Bristol you’re spoilt for choice!

To help narrow down the choice we’ve rounded up our 13 absolute favourite spots for a coffee and a bite to eat:


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Spicer + Cole

Enjoy your coffee in style at one of the three Spicer+Cole cafes in Bristol. This is a cafe that believes delicious food and coffee deserves a great place in which to be savoured. Whether you’re after an artisan coffee or super-fresh seasonal food, you can enjoy it at one of their welcoming, light-filled cafes at the leafy Queen Square, picturesque Clifton Village or the ever-vibrant Gloucester Road.


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Cafe Kino

Cafe Kino is an all vegan not-for-profit co-operative cafe owned and operated by its workers, and run in part by volunteers. All their food is made from scratch and is 100% free of animal ingredients. So if you’re looking for an ethical, eco-friendly cafe that serves up delicious food everyone can enjoy, head to Cafe Kino.


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Mocha Mocha

With a bustling lively atmosphere, Mocha Mocha is the perfect place to meet up for a natter with old friends over a coffee or refuel during your lunch break. Why not try their Luxury Espresso or their popular Mint Hummus, Roast Vegetables and Avocado sandwich? A hit with regulars, Mocha Mocha is a cafe that truly values its customer. So if you’re looking for a great quality cup of coffee with great quality service, this cafe is definitely worth visiting.


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Cox & Baloney’s

Ever wanted to open a coffee shop with your best friend? Well that’s exactly what Amy (the Cox) and Baloney (the Baloney!?) decided to do 8 years ago! It started with a small vintage stall that evolved into the 2-floor vintage tearoom that is now on Cheltenham Road. By day this could be the best place in Bristol to enjoy an afternoon tea, and by evening the only place in Bristol you can enjoy a Teapot Cocktail!


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Bar Chocolat

This is one for all the chocolate lovers out there!

Bar Chocolat is a family run neighbourhood coffee house just over from Bristol’s Suspension Bridge, in the heart of beautiful Clifton. They specialise in a tantalising variety of artisan chocolate, gourmet coffee and teas. Their sweet treats include freshly baked pastries, locally produced cakes and an endless selection of handmade chocolates. If you’re feeling like something other than chocolate and cake, they serve a range of light breakfast and lunch choices and make all their food fresh to order.


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An antipodean & middle eastern inspired menu sets Brew apart from the many exceptional independent coffee shops in Bristol. They offer a hearty flavourful breakfast menu that’s hard to beat as well as locally sourced coffee. We recommend trying the “Brewfast” which features their homemade Brew Beans, alongside a seasonal espresso.


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Folk House Cafe

Tucked away on Park Street, you don’t want to miss this hidden treasure! Ethically sourced food and making positive change is at the centre of the Folk House Cafe’s ethos. They go to every length to source their food from local and organic suppliers who they’ve worked with for years and you can truly taste the difference! For food and coffee that makes you feel good (as well as tasting good) make sure you pay the Folk House Cafe a visit.


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Feeling adventurous? Head over to CUPP Tea. They’ve brought a taste of Taiwan to Bristol. CUPP specialise in the Asian tea hit spreading the nation – bubble tea, try one of their many tantalising combinations in store. However, if it’s a coffee fix you’re after you won’t be disappointed by their locally sourced house blend “Dr Strangelove”, or if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat try one of their traditional Taiwanese noodle soups.


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Tincan Coffee Co

Started by catering veterans Jessie & Adam, Tincan Coffee Co. began as a mobile coffee stall frequenting festivals up and down the country supplying festival goers with fresh quality coffee. As their popularity in Bristol rocketed, Tincan set up a permanent residence at Gloucester Road. Pop into their relaxed and welcoming cafe where you can try one of their guest espressos or one of their rotating seasonal filter coffee blends.


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Mokoko pride themselves on attention to detail when it comes to providing the perfect cup of coffee, making this an ideal stop for coffee connoisseurs. Try their home roasted coffee alongside a slice of their delicious homemade cakes. If you’re looking for something for lunch we recommend trying their soup of the day.


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VX Bristol

VX Bristol offers the one thing many vegan cafes don’t – junk food, in all its calorific glory. They have everything from decadent freakshakes to loaded nachos and even chocolate toasties, this is the ultimate spot for vegan comfort food. Whether you need a post-breakup binge or you’re just bored of salad, put a pin in that diet plan and head over to VX Bristol for some feel-good carbs. If it’s a coffee fix you’re after, we recommend the peanut butter latte.


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Avenue Café

Avenue Cafe, is a lively and atmospheric cafe found in Emerson’s Green, Bristol. Founded in 2018, providing their customers with outstanding service is of the utmost priority to the team at Avenue. They’re known for their outstanding paninis, full English breakfasts and for going that extra mile to cater to their customers’ needs. Perfect for brunch, or why not try their one-of-a-kind, mezé themed evenings!


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Another cafe bringing a fusion of flavours from around the world, Biblos offers a unique combination of delicious homemade middle eastern and Caribbean foods. They have two cafes in Bristol which each have their own unique menu, so make sure you give both a try. We recommend the halloumi and pulled pork wrap with an americano made from their locally sourced coffee.


If you’re an office worker who doesn’t get a chance to go out for coffee then why not have a look at our range of office coffee machines that produce coffee-shop quality drinks? If you see a coffee machine you like you can arrange a free demonstration and coffee tasting sessions with a member of our team.

Wellbeing Group are a leading supplier for coffee machines in Bristol, we have an expert team of engineers that cover the county, making our service to you fast. So if your a business interested in getting a coffee machine, contact us.


fred robert the wellbeing groupThis article was written by Fred Roberts of The Wellbeing Group

Fred co-founded Wellbeing Watercoolers in 2006 with a mission to bring well-being, hydration and refreshment into UK workplaces. He has been responsible for business development, bringing new clients onboard, and providing marketing and business strategy. Fred successfully orchestrated a rebrand to Wellbeing Group in 2010 as the company evolved into a workplace refreshment and facilities provider with a mission to revitalize workplaces.

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