Whether its a ‘grab and go’ or a leisurely feast, Bristol has a wide variety of brunch beauties on offer. Here’s a quick guide to a some of the city's top spots - we've even broken our recommendations out by area so you don't have to stroll too far for your breakfast!


The Granary

The extensive breakfast menu is served from 8am daily, with lighter options such freshly-baked pastries, almond milk-soaked oats with berries and coconut yoghurt or five grain and honey granola with gooseberry curd and hung yoghurt. We particularly love the more filling options, including poached eggs on buckwheat waffles with a range of accompaniments, their Full English, steak and eggs or South Asian-style omelette.

A plate of poached eggs and waffles at The Granary restaurant in central Bristol - credit The Granary
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Mud Dock

Enjoy the relaxed vibe inside this harbourside cafe, or on warmer days make the most of the view out on their terrace. Their breakfast menu of Full English (meat or veggie), shakshuka, granola or buttermilk pancakes is available until 12pm on weekdays, with brunch extended to 3pm on weekends.

A women wearing a black tank top serving people on a terrace - Credit Mud Dock
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The Boot Factory

Head to this stylish and rustic venue in St Pauls for weekday breakfast (8 - 11:30am) or weekend brunch (8 - 11:45am), with options including their full cooked breakfasts, Turkish eggs, buttermilk pancakes and a range of smoothies.

Boot Factory Bar at Artist Residence
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Open daily for breakfast on Welsh Back, Aqua has all the classic for you to choose from, including a meaty or vegan cooked breakfast, Eggs Benedict, homemade pancakes or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.

Pancakes with berries - Aqua
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Cabot Circus

There are plenty of options dotted around this shopping district, from a Parisian style breakfast at Côte Brasserie throughout the week to daily bottomless brunch at Fridays.


Try a unique breakfast-inspired pie with your bottomless booze at Pieminister. Every Saturday, you’ll have 90 minutes to enjoy a pie from the brunch menu washed down with unlimited prosecco, cocktails or pints. All for £29!

Bottomless Brunch at Pieminister Bristol - credit Pieminister
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Head to Bocabar in Finzels Reach on Saturdays for their special brunch menu, served from 10am - 3pm. Options include toasted seed bagels with a range of fillings, American pancakes, hefty breakfast sandwiches and a range of cooked breakfasts, from a Full English to steak! A classic breakfast menu is also served at their cafe bar in Paintworks daily from 10am - 11:30am. 

The interior of Bocabar at Paintworks in Brislington, East Bristol - credit Bocabar
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Harvey Nichols Bristol Second Floor Restaurant

Enjoy brunch classics like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough or buttermilk pancakes at this swish AA Rosette-winning restaurant, with views over Quakers Friars from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Avocado and poached egg on toast at Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant - credit Harvey Nichols
Image: Harvey Nichols Bristol Second Floor Restaurant


Treat yourself to Saturday brunch with a riverside view, with brunch served on weekends from 10am till noon. Choose from Bloody Marys, breakfast buns, French toast with berry compote, smashed avocado & poached eggs and more.  

Other favourites in the city centre include:

  • Boston Tea Party - a local chain of colourful cafes serving an all-day menu
  • Spicer + Cole - find their coffee shops dotted across the city
  • Flour House - botanical inspired cafe with a seasonal menu, brunch served Friday to Sunday
  • 404 Bristol - best known for their cakes and vegan bakes, they also do a great brunch

Spicer+Cole at the RWA - credit Spicer+Cole
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Clifton and Redland


Choose from Full English breakfasts, eggs benedict, smashed avocado on toast and waffles, served from Monday to Saturday 10am - 2pm.

Brunch dish at Racks - credit Racks
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The Metropolitan

Choose from an internationally-inspired brunch menu at The Met on Whiteladies Road in Clifton, with dishes including Ox Cheek Hash, Mackerel Kedgeree, Bubble & Squeak or Fried Chicken & Kimchi. Brunch is served Wednesday to Friday from 10am – 3pm, and from 9am until mid afternoon at weekends.

Brunch dish at The Metropolitan restaurant in Clifton, West Bristol - credit The Metropolitan
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The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Tuck into your brunch in one of the grandest bistros in town, with an extensive breakfast menu served from 9am until 11:15am on weekdays, and from 9am - 10:45am on weekends. Take your pick from smoothies, pastries, full cooked breakfasts and lighter dishes such as smoked salmon crumpet or avocado with grains.

Interior of The Ivy Clifton Village in Clifton, West Bristol - credit The Ivy Collection
Image: The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Bristol Lido

Enjoy breakfast at their poolside cafe bar from 9am to 10:45am daily. The menu has some Mediterranean touches, including baked Turkish eggs and Pan con tomate with jamon Serrano.

Serrano ham on tomato bread - credit Clifton Lido
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Coppa Club

Their regular breakfast is served daily, and their brunch menu is available from 11am-3pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Choices include pastries, yoghurt and granola, crushed avocado on toast, skillet breakfasts and their signature buckwheat and rye pancakes. 

Buckwheat pancakes brunch at Coppa Club - credit Coppa Club
Image: Buckwheat and rye pancakes at Coppa Club in Clifton

Brace and Browns

Birthplace of Bristol’s bottomless Prosecco brunch is Brace and Browns, situated in Clifton on Whiteladies Road. Served from 12-4pm on Saturdays only, you can enjoy three courses with fizz for £35 per head.

Other popular choices in the area:

  • Primrose Cafe - a Clifton favourite, with a daily menu of classic dishes. You can also sit outside or on their rooftop terrace
  • Foliage Cafe - leafy cafe with breakfasts which taste as good as they look
  • Burra Bristol - Antipodean-inspired cafe in Redland with a focus on great coffee and light, healthy brunches 

Boyce's Avenue and Primrose Cafe in Clifton

Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road

The Bristolian

Located in the bohemian quarter of Montpelier on Picton Street is The Bristolian. This well-known café is very popular, so make sure you arrive early on a Saturday morning to avoid the queue for seats. The Bristolian proudly serves locally-sourced, free-range ingredients and offers a great range of veggie options. 

The Crafty Egg

Based on Stokes Croft, their menu of baked eggs, full cooked breakfasts and filled bagels is available from 8am Monday to Friday, and from 9am on weekends.

Nectar House

Hearty breakfasts are the order of the day at this welcoming Gloucester Road cafe, with the simpler early bird breakfasts available from 8am, fry ups from 9am, and toastie stacks and Buddha bowls available from 10am.

Other goodies along Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft:

  • FED - choose from pastries, toasties and rolls at one of their three locations across Bristol
  • Cafe Kino - a popular vegan cafe on Stokes Croft with plenty of plantbased breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Vegan brunch stack at The Nectar House on Gloucester Road - credit The Nectar House
Image: Vegan stack at The Nectar House

South Bristol

Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe

Once you're done strolling around the farm, take a seat in their cafe for a homely cooked breakfast or some toast with preserves. Simple but tasty!

Other goodies around South Bristol:

  • The Bristol Loaf - a bakery and cafe on Bedminster Parade with epic pastries and hot dishes.
  • Yafo - plantbased, Middle Eastern-inspired dishes with plates including shakshuka or scrambled tofu.

Full cooked breakfast at Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe - credit Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe
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East Bristol

Cafe Napolita

Based in the relaxed central suburb of St Werburghs, the family-run Cafe Napolita serves breakfast daily until 3pm, with options including a hearty breakfast hash served with focaccia, shakshuka, baked salmon and eggs, or their popular 'Scrambled Start' - scrambled eggs with avocado and roasted vine tomatoes served on homemade focaccia.

Pizza and side dishes from above - credit Cafe Napolita
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The Garden of Easton

Decked from floor to ceiling in plants, this is a place you'll want to snap as much as your food! Their day menu (served until 4pm daily) includes several breakfast options, such as their big cooked breakfasts, tostadas, pea and feta fritters, toasted sandwiches and Belgian waffles.

Leafy interior of The Garden of Easton in East Bristol - credit The Garden of Easton
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