Nicola Colton spends her days capturing the colourful people of Bristol for her Instagram, here she describes her favourite places to eat and drink in the city.

Food Friday Nicola Colton


Breakfast is the best meal of the day and Ceres in Stokes Croft do the most amazing stacks of pancakes with the flavours changing every week. They also have a big long table in the middle of the cafe so you can get all the gang together for a catch up.

Cafe Kino

This is my favourite spot to draw in as they have wonderful window seats which are perfect for people watching.The staff are really friendly and I love their sweet potato fries.

Yurt Lush

Visiting this place in the winter for the first time was like being enveloped in a warm blanket. There was a welcoming smell of woodsmoke mingled with tasty food in the air, candles were lit and it just exuded cosiness. They make the most delicious roast dinners and it's just so nice to sit in a yurt and gaze up at the decorative ceiling. Their sticky toffee pudding is the best I've ever had.


A colourful place to lift the spirits with a selection of tasty Indian eats. It's perfect for sharing platters and trying a bit of everything.


I don't know what they do to their 'punched' potatos but they are oh so crispy and tasty. I also love their decadent dark chocolate pot for desert.

About the author:

Nicola is an award-winning children's and commercial illustrator. In her spare time she enjoys drawing the colourful people of Bristol for her Instagram page, @PeopleofBristolillo. To see more of her work, check out her website

Food Friday Nicola Colton