Tucked away in Bristol’s beautiful old city, Small Street Espresso is the epitome of cosy. Small but perfectly formed, it’s the sort of place where the windows steam up while you sit at a window seat sipping your chosen brew. Exposed brick, stripped wooden floorboards and uncovered pipes make this one Insta-friendly hidey-hole.
These are magical times to be a coffee lover. The country has embraced speciality coffee like never before and the best coffee shops in Bristol are right up there with the best the UK has to offer. From bullet-strong espressos to increasingly complex cold brews, Bristol’s cafés serve up caffeine in all its most delicious forms. What’s more, most source their beans from the huge host of expert roasteries dotted around the city, so the whole experience is truly a local affair.
Of course it isn’t all about flat whites and macchiatos. Premium coffee shops must have the food and vibes to match, and Bristol does not disappoint. The best cafés here serve restaurant-quality brunch, fresh baked goods to drool over and delectable dishes to nourish you ahead of a day of sightseeing. This little city gets a lot of things right, and coffee is definitely one of them.
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