Review – Spuntino

Spuntino Location: Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf A visit to the Cargo complex down at Wapping Wharf never fails to inspire. Old shipping containers are blitzed and filled with exciting eateries and adventurous retail openings, ranging from a local cheesemonger (which has been named best cheese shop in the UK), a local cider shop, to a…

Review – Kabala Kitchen

Kabala Kitchen (recently named ‘Planted’) is a recent find of mine, and a delicious one too. This humble pop-up stall was started sprouting their seeds earlier this year at Bristol’s food markets. Kabala have risen in popularity with their unique selling point -100% vegan comfort food. The home-grown menu changes with each weekly appearance, keeping…

Lunchtime Cheap Eats

Spending my summer working in Bristol gave me too many opportunities to enjoy the city’s top-spots for delicious, filling lunches. Of course, a leisurely lunch out can set you back more than you’d like, so I made it my mission to find the best places with affordable prices to match. What follows is a list…

Mrs Potts Chocolate House Launch

Location: Park Street I’ve been a self-confessed chocolate freak for as long as I can remember, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to attend the launch of Bristol’s first ever chocolate house. Inspired by the chocolate cafes found in Australia, the focus at Mrs Potts is purely cocoa-based, serving a sweet assortment of…

Buttermilk & Maple Launch

Location: Waterfront Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend the evening launch of Buttermilk & Maple. Located on Welshback in the Mercure Brigstow Hotel, Buttermilk & Maple mixes contemporary New York nightlife with a taste of Melbourne cafes, with brunch served all-day alongside an eclectic range of cocktails and craft beers. We were…

Friska Launch Evening

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch event of the new Friska on Park Street. Friska is a Californian inspired café founded in Bristol. Inspired by the variety, quality and hospitality over in the states, co-founders Griff Holland and Ed Brown decided to bring healthy fresh flavours and expert coffee back to…

Bristol’s Latest Food Openings

It’s hard keeping up with Bristol’s sprouting of restaurant and cafe  openings, but here’s an attempted rundown on a few places opening their doors! Friska Clifton’s favourite cafe have packed their bags and moved to the (conveniently located) top of Park Street. Expect craft coffee roasted by Clifton Coffee, Moroccan flatbreads, meaty burritos and baked…

Review – Pie Baby

Creative, delicious and filling vegan pies have arrived in Bristol! Location: Small Bar pop-up Cuisine: Kiwi Pies Pie Baby are the newest addition to Bristol’s ever-growing collection of vegan food pop-ups. The brain-child of Kiwi food lovers Lara and Finn, Pie Baby have been spotted in and around the city at community markets, festivals and…

Bristol’s Stylish Indies

Bristol’s inherently cool and understated style can be noticed wherever you wander, whether it’s down by the waterfront, along Gloucester Road’s promenade or around the corner from St Nick’s. You’re never short of walking into a new health cafe or burger joint, however it can be difficult to find the real gems which level style…

Big Juice @ St Nick’s

Smoothie & juice bars can be seen sprouting in any city, with offerings of cold-pressed greens slowly becoming as ubiquitous as cafes. Everyone enjoys a smoothie now and again, however most of these places seem to fall short of offering anything new or exciting, particularly when there’s no equally nutritious food to match. There is, however,…

Is this the ultimate Veggie Burger?

FINALLY, after years of soggy mushrooms and bland bean patties, the world has recognised the veggie burger and all its creative possibilities. Here in Bristol, the veg burger has risen to culinary excellence, with more and more burger joints turning their hands to mastering the craft. Cafe Kino, Asado and Oowee all come close in…

Bristol’s Greatest Falafel

Who serve the best falafel? This is a question I’ve been asking myself (and embarrassingly been asked by others) ever since moving to Bristol. An epidemic which is winning the hearts of veggies, vegans and meat-eaters alike, the endearing meat-free morsel is becoming a staple in many peoples’ diets, delighting the tastebuds with its deep-fried…