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Full Court Press

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Full Court Press
Photograph: Sal Maxuda

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

A rotating list of complex coffees are brewed with the utmost care and attention, catering to the true connoisseur

Full Court Press opened in 2012, and, alongside the likes of Small St. Espresso, has helped usher in Bristol’s coffee revolution. After working for a few larger coffee conglomerates, it was proprietor Mat North’s dream to set up his own independent coffee shop and help people understand just how complex coffee could be. 

At first, the format might have seemed strange to a local populace more familiar with ordering lattes and flavoured shots than choosing between espressos accompanied by tasting notes that would give wine a run for its money. 

These days, the people of Bristol are discerning coffee drinkers and are more than used to taking their choice from a range of top-notch artisan coffees.

The offering at FCP changes regularly, so locals certainly won’t get bored. The level of care that goes into each cup remains consistent; from the tamping, through to the water’s mineral content and temperature, every element is tweaked on a daily basis to produce the perfect cup of coffee. Choose from a selection of Hart’s Bakery goods to enjoy with yours.

Written by Rebbeca Sargent


59 Broad Street
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm
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