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Dip into one of these coffee shops to warm up and get a shot of energy

Full Court Press

59 Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EJ

Pitching themselves as Bristol’s primary provider of speciality coffee, Full Court Press is your go-to spot for a seriously good brew. They always serve a variety of espresso and filter roasts, with friendly staff on hand to ensure the beverage is brewed to absolute perfection.

Their menu is small but perfectly curated, so whilst you won’t be able to order a double caramel Frappuccino, you will get the tastiest espresso or flat white in Bristol. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to get anycoffee with sugar in it as Full Court Press believe that sugar disrupts the balance of the brew and affects the quality of the milk. But, if you’re happy to turn up and put your precious order in the hands of these coffee experts then you’ll be truly in for a treat. And, if simply tasting the coffee isn’t enough, check out their events page for news of expert Brewing Courses.

Best of the rest

Small St Espresso

23 Small Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 1DW

What? Small by name, small by nature - tiny little coffee shop with expertly roasted coffee.

Where? On small street, obviously.

Why? Proudly serving locally roasted Clifton Coffee and a selection of other guest roasters, Small St Espresso is for coffee lovers who know their macchiato from their cortado. Enjoy sarnies and cakes in this aesthetically pleasing little spot before going about your day-to-day business!

Café Kino

108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU

What? Vegan co-operative with ethically responsible coffee and some tasty lunch options.

Where? In the trendy Stokes Croft area, on the corner of Ashley Road and Stokes Croft.

Why? Their coffee always comes direct from the Bristol based roaster, Wogan Coffee. Their Fairtrade and organic beans are exported from the Wahana estate in Sumatra, and the café offers homemade almond milk to go along with it!


87 Park Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS1 5PJ + Various Locations

What? Bristol-born chain putting tasty, healthy food and wonderful coffee on the menu for lunchtime.

Where? Eight locations in Bristol city centre, for more specific locations click here!

Why? Along with loads of tasty lunch dishes from all over the world, Friska serve quality coffee that’s brewed with love and affection. All their beans come from a farm they know and trust, and you can most certainly taste this in their wide range of fabulous hot drinks.