Bristol’s coffee community is gearing up for The Coffee House Project, back for a second year at The Passenger Shed this weekend. Wes Thompson from Extract Coffee takes a break from the preparations to share his #FoodFriday favourites with us.

Wes Thompson from Extract Coffee at the Coffee House Project

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The Epiphany Café at RWA

The Epiphany is the café at the Royal West of England Academy on Queen’s Road and one of the best places in Bristol for speciality coffee. The cakes are amazing too and you can check out the exhibitions that are running at the same time.

Bertha’s Pizza

A pizzeria in an awesome location and building (it’s in the Old Gaol Stables on Cumberland Road) with even better pizza. The Meat and Heat is my usual order, which is topped with pepperoni and hot honey, and is up there as one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had - in the top three, for sure!  


The chef at Squeezed was recently voted the country’s ‘Best Burger Chef’ and it’s safe to say the burgers live up to the hype. Based in one of the Cargo containers at Wapping Wharf, they’ve got the right level of quality cooking and absolute filth that you want in a burger.

Little French

A great addition to the Bristol food scene, Little French is the perfect place to treat yourself or for a special occasion. It’s rare to see classical French food done in this country and these guys do it so well. The service is excellent too.

Fed 303

Ross and Char, the owners of Fed 303, have smashed it on all fronts. The food, coffee and atmosphere here are amazing. Based on Gloucester Road, it’s worth the walk no matter where you live in Bristol.

About the author

Wes is the Wholesale Account Manager for Bristol and Bath at Extract Coffee and used to manage Boston Tea Party on Whiteladies Road. He’s passionate about all things food and drink, not just coffee. You can sometimes find him running too – earlier this year he completed the Brighton Marathon to raise money for local charity Empire Fighting Chance.

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The Epiphany Café at RWA
The Epiphany Café at RWA

The Epiphany at RWA focuses on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients, treated with love and care. Enjoy tasty lunches, tempting cakes and award-winning coffee in the café or out on the balcony

The Coffee House Project
Food and Drink
The Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fuelled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown baristas.