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Playground Coffee House

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Photograph: Sal Maxuda

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Sip your brew from a swing seat at this fun coffee shop. The cakes are delicious, and the lunchtime meal deal is a bargain

Why is it called Playground? Because you can sit on swings while you drink your coffee, obviously. There’s a pretty impressive selection of games to be played, too. In fact, piles of board games are stacked up next to leather Chesterfield sofas on the chequered floor, while old-school chairs lend a certain classroom feel.

When it comes to the important stuff – the coffee – there are usually two espressos to choose from, both from highly acclaimed Clifton Coffee. Alongside the coffee sits a selection of loose-leaf teas from Bristol’s Canton Tea.

Peckish? There are a few sandwiches to choose from for lunch, and there’s usually a lunchtime deal of coffee and a sandwich for a bargain £5. The cakes are delicious too, many of them baked by Bristol catering company Bosh and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea – just be careful not to spill it down yourself if you’re lucky enough to get a swing.

Written by Rebbeca Sargent


45 St Nicolas Street
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm; Sat 9.30am-7pm
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