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Source, Bristol, St Nicks
Photograph: Source

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Provenance is paramount at this city-centre food hall and café just a stone's throw from St Nick's

Source is locally renowned for its independent food hall and hearty lunch offerings, but it’s at breakfast that this place’s commitment to seasonal sourcing really comes into its own.

This is a café that knows its suppliers – predominately local and available in the adjoining shop – and genuinely cares about ingredient quality. And the proof is in the perfectly poached egg on your plate. See for yourself as you join the crowd of local workers, foodies and early-bird shoppers for a bowl of Drambuie-spiked porridge, delicately smoked salmon with creamy scrambled eggs or a perfectly presented full English.

The relaxed but high-quality feel extends to the rustic-industrial interior, where glossy metal pendants overhang simple booths and scrubbed wooden tables, while spacious bar seating overlooks the attractive food hall.

A post-prandial browse is pretty much compulsory so expect to leave laden with charcuterie, shellfish and fine cheeses, absolutely convinced you’ve got what it takes to recreate what you just ate at home.

Written by Emma Howarth


1-3 Exchange Avenue
St Nicholas Market
Opening hours:
Mon 8am-4pm; Tue-Sat 8am-4.30pm
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