Style in Your City | A good cuppa

February 16, 2015

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

I love Bristol, and I love coffee. Luckily the two go together brilliantly, and the city is packed with fantastic cafés and street stalls. It’s difficult to choose a favourite from the huge selection, but when Lori of Wild & Grizzly and Fritha of Tigerlilly Quinn set the challenge as part of their fortnightly ‘Style In Your City’ linkup, I managed to whittle it down to two places – my top spots for weekday and weekend cuppas.

With a full-time job and a blog to juggle, caffeine is a fairly big feature of my working week. My favourite grab-and-go option is Roasted Rituals, run by New Zealand couple Patrick and Tahi Grant-Sturgis. They prepare beans sourced from small, sustainable farms at their own micro-roastery and then sell the results from a vintage Citroën van parked up at St John’s Court on Whiteladies Road in Clifton, just across the street from my office. It’s a lovely set-up – quirky, ethical and independent – and the flat white makes an ideal lunchtime pick-me-up.

Roasted Rituals, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

Roasted Rituals, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

At the weekend, my cuppas are longer, lazier affairs. I normally make a beeline for Bakers & Co, a buzzy, breezy café on Gloucester Road in Bishopston. I love the laid-back vibe, the sunny white-and-yellow décor, and the jumble of jars, bottles and old scales lining the walls. It’s always busy, and it’s well worth the queue for a table – though if none are available, you can perch on a stool by the bar and watch the baristas and chefs at work in the open kitchen.

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

The coffee is delicious, as are the juices and Californian-style brunches (my usuals are the lime, mint and cucumber cooler, and smashed avocado, chorizo and poached eggs on sourdough toast).

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

As you’d expect from the name, there are plenty of tempting baked goods on offer, too: blood orange and mascarpone financiers, white-chocolate brownies, huge marshmallows and meringues… I’m still working my way through the menu, but I haven’t had a less-than-perfect cake yet!

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

Bakers & Co, Bristol | A good cuppa | Style In Your City | These Four Walls blog

What about you? What are your favourite coffee stops in Bristol or beyond?

 

 

6 thoughts on “Style in Your City | A good cuppa

  1. Abi

    Thanks Fritha! That’s the trouble with Bristol – so many good places to choose from! But these two are my most regular haunts, so it had to be them. I love the look of the place you picked – definitely one to try soon x

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  2. Abi

    Thanks Eline! I’ve often thought it would be nice if they opened early, so I could pick up a cake on my way to work… but then It’s probably a good thing they don’t!

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