Bristol’s Best Breakfasts
Bristol is well known for its eclectic range of independent restaurants and cafés. There’s no shortage of great places to pick up an artisan coffee, or go out for a delicious dinner. In this article, however, we’re focusing on the most important meal of the day, and showcasing some of the best places in the city where you can get a lovely breakfast while supporting Bristol’s local economy (in no particular order).
1 – Café Kino – In the heart of Stokes Croft, this co-operative café makes a delicious vegan full English. The collectively run business prides itself on its community engagement and its menu which is 100% animal product free. With locally, ethically and seasonally sourced ingredients and a wide range of hot and cold drinks, Café Kino is a great place to sit down and try something new. I can especially recommend their blueberry milkshake!
2 – Number 7 Kitchen – If you’re a fan of the traditional full English, head down to Number 7 kitchen in Westbury-on-Trym. Open from 8.30 on weekdays, it’s the perfect place for a slow morning breakfast with a wide variety of different hot drinks and a huge range of delicious homemade cakes for desert. Or, if you’re in a rush, grab one of their highly-rated bacon and egg sandwiches to take away.
3 – The Bristolian – Just around the corner from the bustle of Stokes Croft, tucked away in historic Picton Street, The Bristolian offers a wide range of tasty breakfast options, including the eponymous Bristolian breakfast, Bristolian Veggie, Bristolian Vegan or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the Bristolian Challenge: “same as the other Bristolian’s but a lot bigger!” The breakfast menu is served until 5pm, perfect for having a lazy afternoon bacon and eggs in the restaurant’s picturesque front garden.
4- Edna’s Kitchen – From their kiosk in Castle Park, Edna’s Kitchen serves delicious Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean street food. With their all-day menu of falafels, halloumi wraps and a variety of veggie and vegan options, the park café is a great place to pick up a quick, tasty brunch on-the-go. Or, if you’ve got time to spare, why not spend the morning eating at the café, overlooking the river and right in the heart of Bristol’s bustling city centre?
5 – Mud Dock Café – With a great view over Harbourside and a varied menu of tasty breakfast choices, what better place to indulge in a lazy Sunday brunch than this iconic bike shop / café? Breakfast is served until noon on weekdays, and 3pm on weekends. As well as the traditional hearty full English, the Mud Dock serves a range of porridges and sweet or savoury buttermilk pancakes.