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“Quality cafe in excellent central Bristol location”

The Cafe on the Square
Ranked #86 of 96 Coffee & Tea in Bristol
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Please note that at the time of writing this review (April 2013) the attached photo of the venue is incorrect. It is a photo of another Bristol café, also called ‘Café on the Square’, but in the suburb of Sea Mills, whereas this café is in the city centre (Grove Avenue), just off the beautifully restored Queen Square. The one in Sea Mills is actually a converted public convenience!
We visited this café for a light lunch snack before a Saturday wedding at St Mary Redcliffe, which is not far away. It is a pleasant and informal venue with excellent value food, especially when you consider the central location and the costs that must come with that. Everything is of high quality and is freshly made on the premises, and they’ll cater for special dietary requirements. The menu is on their website, and the emphasis is on simple but tasty food. We enjoyed such things as a sausage sandwich, for £2.60, and scrambled eggs (3) on toast with added smoked salmon, for £4.50. We had eaten breakfast in our hotel (the Bristol, which is also nearby) but this would be a good venue for breakfast if you were staying somewhere without breakfast included. Note that current opening hours are not extensive and you therefore won’t be able to enjoy a late afternoon tea:
Monday to Friday 7.15am to 3.30pm
Weekends 10.00am to 3.30pm

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

I love this place. Have visited several times. It's slightly off the beaten track (just off Queen's Square). It has become one of my favourite haunts. The staff are very efficient and friendly. The food is excellent and at very sensible prices.

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

We were staying locally in a hotel but decided not to include hotel breakfast and were very fortunate to come across this cafe. With a lovely selection of breakfast dishes from toast or porridge (ideal for keeping our toddler happy) to eggs benedict or traditional cooked breakfast. I'm fairly sure it also did some lovely lunchtime sandwiches although I can only comment on breakfast. The staff were very friendly and helpful and although clearly popular with the working commuters we felt very welcome having breakfast there with our toddler. IN fact once we discovered it we returned every day for breakfast.
Definitely worth a visit.

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