My favourite local cafe is at The Watershed. What makes it special is that i’m usually there before or after seeing a film, so there’s either a sense of excitement or a lot to talk about! I also like that they have very nice gluten free cakes.
My favourite independent shop is The Better Food Company at Wapping Wharf. It is my corner shop and has very friendly staff and lots of offers, that make it just about affordable! They also sell an amazing array of organic chocolate.
I paid for a bus ticket and the surprise of the bus driver was funny. I don’t think he’d had a passenger pay this way before!
My local community and high street is the lifeblood of the area. Going into local shops on North St is such a pleasure as they are all unique and personal. Zero Green is always full of happy people filling jars and bottles and chatting with each other. The deli is a foodies paradise and Mark’s Bread/Bakery is a temptation easily satisfied.
I like to spend my food money at least, in local shops so that they can thrive and so that the money I spend stays in Bristol.