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!

Central

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.

poached eggs and waffles
Image - The Granary

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.

Quay St Diner

Brunch is served from 9am - 3pm on Saturdays and 9am - 5pm on Sundays, with plenty of Californian-inspired choices on their menu (huevos rancheros, fried chicken and waffles or their breakfast burger sit alongside more standard breakfast options). Their bottomless prosecco brunch is available all week and priced at £15pp, booking is essential.

Huevos Rancheros at Quay St Diner
Image: Huevos rancheros at Quay St Diner

The Metropolitan

Choose from an internationally-inspired brunch menu at The Met on Whitealdeis 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.

The Cafe & Bar at Artist Residence Bristol

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.

Cafe Bar at Artist Residence
Image - Artist Residence

Aqua

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.

Aqua Bristol pancakes
Image: Aqua

Cabot Circus

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

Coal Kitchen bottomless brunch
Image - Coal Kitchen 

Pieminister

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!

People eating bottomless brunch at Pieminister
Image: Pieminister

Bocabar

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. 

Bambalan

Their simple menu of big breakfasts, granola, or smashed avocado on toast is served daily until 11:45am, with plenty of space on their large and colourful terrace.

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 Bristol Second Floor Restaurant
Image: Harvey Nichols Bristol Second Floor Restaurant

Riverstation

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

Clifton and Redland

Racks

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

Brunch dish at Racks
Image: Racks

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 weeekends. Take your pick from smoothies, pastries, full cooked breakfasts and lighter dishes such as smoked salmon crumpet or avocado with grains.


The Ivy Clifton
Image: The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

The 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.

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. 

Pancakes at Coppa Club Bristol
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
  • Rosemarino - one of Bristol's top brunch spots, an ever-changing brunch menu with a Mediterranean twist 
  • 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 
  • Tradewind Espresso - don't miss their Brunch of Champions with poached eggs, chorizo, avocado, sourdough toast, salad leaves, seeds and coriander dip.

Primrose Cafe, 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 Goucester 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 stack at The Nectar House, Bristol
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.

Vegetarian breakfast
Image - Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe

East Bristol

The Faraway Tree

East of Bristol city centre in St. George, you’ll find Scandinavian-themed, vegan-friendly café The Faraway Tree. Named after the famous children's books, this is a great place to bring your little ones and furry friends. Open until 3pm daily, The Faraway Tree is definitely worth a wander out of the centre.

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.

Garden of Easton
Image: The Garden of Easton

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