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79/81 Gloucester Road | Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8AS, England
+44 117 924 5381
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been frequenting Bubalu for a little while now and have to say it's one of the better cafes on Gloucester rd. I often come here with my 18 month old for lunch, the choice of food is good and we are always offered free healthy snacks for the baby. The coffee is excellent and beats hands down most... More 

Thank Jay N
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times, tucked away between pubs, charity shops and independent retailers. But I am always happy to go as the staff are really friendly and engaging, the food is healthy and tasty, and it is relaxed enough to read a book, have a chat with friends or a light meal with family. The classes are wide... More 

Thank Willstravels89
Hanoi, Vietnam
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289 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

If you like mixing your exercise with a good and healthy breakfast - try Bubalu. Yes there is an exercise studio upstairs - but no pressure. Wifi available

Thank pagoda2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This cafe main focus is healthy eating; although traditional breakfast's are served as well. I find Mike the owner very friendly along with his 3 female staff. Izabella the manager with Evelein, and Melissa are wonderful women. Nothing too much trouble. It appears that the salads,, wraps and crepes for example are fixed menus. However, I found how flexible Mike... More 

Thank Martin G
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and all your support Martin. Always a pleasure to see you. Hope to see you soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

I like this place, and when I find myself on the Gloucester Road, it's one of the few places I know I can go to get some healthy food, a decent juice and somewhere to sit. The menu is pretty well established and doesn't veer far from what it does best - a choice of wraps/crepes with some healthy, inventive... More 

1 Thank C R
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Would have rather heard this directly to tell you where we are instead of finding it on here, but thanks for the support and the feedback. About to bring in new recipes / options (inc takeaways / deliveries) very soon, when our designer is able to get things sorted and printed. Have a bit of everything on the music front,... More 

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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Having lived on Gloucester Road fort a while I was naturally curious to try this intriguing-looking health club/restaurant crossover. My partner had been to excercise classes here and enjoyed them so we came for lunch one day. I'll admit my prejudices and say I wasn't overly hopeful. The crepes looked somewhat 'invented', containing what appeared to be a slight mish-mash... More 

Thank James H
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Lovely to read! Thanks for coming in and for giving us a try. Hope we'll see you again soon. Why not try one of our classes at some point? More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I come to Bubalu fairly frequently with my friend to go to the exercise classes, they are pretty good although the lady that teaches 6pm yoga on Mondays can make the classes feel a bit rushed with constant reminders that an hour isn't long enough for yoga. We had food here a while ago after one of the classes and... More 

Thank chickennoodles
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Am sorry, had no idea. Have spoken to the Instructor, so we can discuss matters between us outside of the class (as you shouldn't be informed / involved in it). It will be a positive class for you from now on. We need to sort the food issue out! Sorry, we should have checked to make sure all was ok... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Bubalu on Gloucester Road is a fitness centre as well as a healthy cafe. A great place to pick up some nutritional breakfast or lunch and the smoothies are terrific. Highly recommended.

Thank brendan120
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Fantastic! Great to know. Thank you More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Had a few hours on our hands so took a long walk down the Gloucester Road and stopped at Babula for a bite to eat, everything on the menu was healthy and we had a couple of gluten free crepes one with chicken and sundried tomatoes the other with all day breakfast filling superb and a couple of coffees. The... More 

Thank superblue63
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks for coming in! Hope to see you again soon More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Finally got to visit bubalu after many times passing it walking down Gloucester Road. Me and my friend both ordered the all day breakfast , the ingredients was fresh and it was delicious. We also had a lemon and sugar crepe which was also tasty. Overall a pleasant experience and I will expect to return in the future. The only... More 

Thank Jasmine M
Bubalubr, Owner at Bubalu, responded to this review

Great to hear! If like a more milky coffee like other places, we're more than happy to do single shots in a larger cup for you, just let us know. Thanks for coming in and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79/81 Gloucester Road | Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 924 5381
A unique health and fitness that combines fitness training for all (over 35 classes a week) with Nutritionist backed food and drinks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?