Louisa Parry and Sofia Simou have lived and breathed coffee culture in London, Athens and Sydney, but found nowhere quite like their home city of Bristol. Ahead of The Coffee House Project (7-8 Sept)- their caffeine-fuelled celebration of the best coffee Bristol has to offer - they share their favourite places to drink coffee in the city...

Food Friday: Coffee House Project

Image - Louisa Parry and Sofia Simou

Epiphany at Royal West of England Academy

Tucked away in the RWA, this café is a tranquil space with a lovely atmosphere and little cosy corners perfect for relaxed working or catching up with friends. You will find it hard to make a decision about what delicious treats to choose though but it’s a good excuse to work our way through the menu.

Full Court Press

FCP for us is a place that started The Coffee House Project journey and is a place we have a huge soft spot for. It is the place if you are looking to try a new coffee every time, but is never a daunting experience as you are always made to feel so welcomed by the awesome FCP team.

Mockingbird

A favourite spot for brunch on a weekend with a great menu and great coffee. It has a lovely airy space and chilled atmosphere and is located on Alma road, which makes for a perfect pit stop before or after exploring the unique independent shops. This is also the café we had our first Coffee House Project meeting in, so it has some good memories for us.

Albatross Café

A beautiful café in the heart of Bedminster serving up delicious coffee by day and cocktails by night (Fri and Sat). Be warned, you will want to go home with a lot more than a coffee though, as the beautiful selection of home-made ceramics your coffee is served in is also available to buy. There is a real sense of community here and we are very lucky to be able to call this place our local.

Harts Bakery

This artisan bakery is in a dangerous spot if you’re rushing for a train as it’s impossible not to visit, especially when it smells so good and everything is baked right in front of you! The sour dough is out of this world, as in fact, is everything on the menu. A pure gem in the heart of Bristol.

About the authors

Louisa Parry and Sofia Simou have lived and breathed coffee culture in London, Athens and Sydney, but found nowhere quite like their home city of Bristol. The Coffee House Project is a passion project for the pair who have long been searching for a way to combine their love of coffee with what they do best.

The Coffee House Project, the first of its kind in Bristol, takes place in The Passenger Shed from 7-8 September. The two-day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown baristas.

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