The Best Coffee Shops in Bristol, UK

Bristol, the tenth largest city in the UK, is lucky to have so many amazing coffee spots in the area, with a ton of independent shops serving up the finest, locally roasted blends. Who doesn’t love a good coffee shop? Coffee shops and cafes are great places to not only meet for coffee, but to relax and people watch or pop in each morning for a quick bite. I, personally, enjoy relaxing in coffee shops to use the free WIFI while drinking a hot latte. I use it for checking emails, browsing social media, and also for fun while I play games at Pokerstarscasino or Miniclip. Whether you are looking for a new cafe to try, meeting up with friends, or you just want your favorite coffee concoction, there is a wonderful coffee shop in Bristol for you to visit. Here are the best coffee shops in the area.

Bakers & Co

Bakers & Co, located on Gloucester Road, is a nice little place that all the locals recommend. Since Gloucester Road is stuffed with an abundance of quaint cafes, it can be difficult to choose where to stop in for a bite. The decor inside of Bakers & Co really sets the tone for your visit. There’s hanging plants, wooden tables, and clean white walls. The place gives off a very modern feel. Bakers & Co serves up brunch, seasonal lunches, and colorful suppers along with strong coffee, fresh juice and natural wines. The food and coffee is to die for. They offer smashed avocado on toast, huevos rancheros, smoked bacon, and an array of pastries that are all must-tastes. The owners say that both the vibe and the menu are inspired by the vibrant, farm-to-table foodie scene that they discovered on their travels to San Francisco.

Boston Tea Party

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There are six Boston Tea Party locations in Bristol, but the one on Park Street, their very first location, is very popular and conveniently located next to some great shops. This is a place to take a break and refuel from a day of shopping. It may look small from the outside, but there’s a huge upstairs and a beautiful garden area for the spring and summer months. They have a first come, first served service style and do not offer bookings, but there are plenty of seats over two floors, along with the garden. With good teas, coffees, smoothies, and juices plus a delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu, there is something for everyone. Boston Tea Party is also the first cafe to ban the use of single use cups and they are very proud of it. They want others to join in on the movement. If you’re in Bristol and looking for a place that all of the locals love, you must make a stop here.

Full Court Press

Located on the busy Corn Street, Full Court Press is a pleasant coffee shop with a great vibe. Full Court Press is a pioneer and thought leader in the UK coffee industry. With an array of different blends, roasts and milks, it probably will take you awhile to decide on what you’d like to order, but the friendly staff is always there to help. Their specialty is flavor and the origin of your coffee is top priority. Not only do the locals love this place, but the tourists leave reviews saying that Full Court Press has some of the best coffee they’ve ever tasted. If you’re looking for a cool location and a good caffeine-fix, this is the spot.

Small St. Espresso


Small St. Espresso is a very small coffee shop, but as the saying goes, “big things come in small packages.” What this place lacks in size, it makes up for in perfectly roasted coffee. An independent coffee shop, ran by true coffee enthusiasts, you will have a life-changing cup of Joe here. If you’re hungry, they also offer a small selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. You have the option of setting outside on a bench or inside on lovely wooden furniture. This is a great place to stop in for a quick catch-up with some friends and it’s peaceful enough if you just want to enjoy your coffee while doing some reading.

Tincan Coffee Co

Located on Bedminister’s lively North Street with several other coffee shops, Tincan tops them all. It’s nestled on a corner right next to a pizzeria and is decorated with an urban Brooklyn, New York vibe. Tincan serves up their own delicious, locally roasted coffee, homemade baked goods, and a light brunch menu. The amazing staff really puts the icing on the cake. Tincan also has a fleet of vintage catering coffee trucks and an Airstream trailer that serves up specialty coffee at festivals, sporting events, tv and film location shoots, and they’re also available for private hire. Tincan is a great space to work, meet and relax in fresh, vibrant, and friendly surroundings.