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“Arguably the best coffee I have ever tasted!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Small Street Espresso

Small Street Espresso
Ranked #2 of 84 Coffee & Tea in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Description: We are an independent espresso bar in the heart of Bristol offering fantastic coffee, loose leaf tea, handmade cakes and cold drinks. In the mornings we also have fresh pastries from Hart's Bakery and for lunch we have a small range of sourdough toasties. Everything is available to enjoy in or to take away.We specialise in coffee, and at any one time have a house and guest espresso, decaf, and also single origin beans for filter coffee. All our coffees are also available ground or whole bean for you to enjoy at home.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Arguably the best coffee I have ever tasted!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

First and foremost, this is not a restaurant, it is an espresso bar and definitely not a chain style coffee shop!
Think wine tasting for coffee, go and ask questions of the two baristas, try out the various beans and blends, coffee has never tasted so good, or for that matter so varied, just like different wines.
I visited on the day of the Italian Classic Car Festival in central Bristol, the atmosphere was fantastic in the streets and in the espresso bar.
They also sell food to accompany the coffee; fantastic cakes and sandwiches from local bakers. prepare to put on weight!
I so wish that I worked in central Bristol.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Best espresso in Bristol! :-) These people care about coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I was working opposite (not in the court) so had cause to pop in a couple of times, and John produced me a very sweet, almost liquor-like Sidamo in their preferred double ristretto cup. The enthusiasm and attention to detail is palpable. I'm almost glad that it has an undiscovered feel. Also has Aeropress, just like home. Nice job guys! Coffee for people who know coffee...

Visited April 2013
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“Ridiculously good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Such a good vibe, proper chilled and one of the best espressos I've ever had. Real attention to detail and real love has gone into this place. I'll definitely be popping in on the reg

  • Visited February 2013
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“Sweet little coffee shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Popped back to Bristol last weekend. Stumbled across this sweet little coffee shop on Small St.

Had a sublime mocha.

Cheers.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Best coffee in Bristol!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

So glad to discover this little coffee shop in the centre of bristol. Really friendly staff and the best flat white i've had outside London. In the morning they have fresh pastries and amazing banana bread!

  • Visited March 2013
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