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Cafe Revival

#148 of 1,245 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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56 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG, England
+44 117 930 4008
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dropped my wife off for a course and had an hour or so to kill before meeting her again later. After buying a paper and looking round for the perfect café to sit and have a cuppa and a read, I found it in Café Revival. A great little place. Downstairs is a small takeaway area to collect drinks... More 

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Thank willisgj55
Ludwigslust, Germany
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at this Café and everything was so delicious! So you could come there bc the staff members are also very friendly and it's not expensive.

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Thank Maddy_rawr
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality teas and coffees and delicious cakes and snacks with exciting flavours and interesting twists. Had a lovely blueberry bakewell slice that was a real treat! Friendly staff and a brilliant location right by St Nicholas Market. Fun to sit outside and watch the world go by - the registry office is right opposite and watching the marriage and civil... More 

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Thank MissTompsett
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hello MissTompsett (lovely name!), Thank you for your lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We love our location in the middle of the Old City....and you're right...its a great spot to see the great and good of Bristol getting married in the Registry Office opposite! We all look forward to seeing you back again soon. Best wishes Mark More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy, busy place, great coffee and cakes. Hot apple and ginger drink is a must! Only negative is cleanliness of tables prob down to bring under staffed and very busy

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Thank nessi12
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Nessi12, Thanks for your review. You visited us on a VERY busy Sunday, as you mentioned. Sorry we weren't able to get to the tables to clean them quick enough. As you hinted we were very busy and mostly likely didn't get to 'turn around' tables as quickly as we would have liked. Delighted you enjoyed our Hot Apple... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had hoped to eat at one of the outdoor places round the corner but they were packed so were delighted to find this delightful alternative. I found their gluten free options to be limited but were willing to give me tortilla chips instead of the bread that my delicious soup would have been served with. I am told the... More 

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Thank angela r
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Thank you for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed our homemade soup (we make our soup fresh daily). Sorry about our lack of gluten free options, it is tricky, but as you found out we're always happy to cater to our customers dietary requirements as much as we possibly can! Glad you enjoyed your lunch and thank you... More 

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313 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I come here often because it is a really good place for breakfast and lunch. However the menu does not change much apart from the specials so it's getting a bit too familiar. I like the big pan breakfast but can't understand why I have to have scrambled eggs? I like fried eggs and given the fact the breakfast is... More 

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Thank Vincent B
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Vincent, Thank you for your review. Really pleased you visit often, I'm sure you will be familiar to us in person! We offer scrambled eggs as standard on our menu, but we are always happy to offer fried eggs as an alternative, so I'm surprised you mention that you were 'denied' fried eggs....you will never be 'denied' fried eggs!... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This friendly café is in the heart of Bristol, near St Nicholas market. Today, I was in town early and fancied a good breakfast, so opted for a great bowl of porridge and a mocha. Do try the top floor snug, really cute and cosy, a real treat. Delicious big bowl of porridge with honey and warming drink on a... More 

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Thank Kim L
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Kim Thank you for your lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and our cosy Snug! Also really pleased you found our staff friendly, we all work hard to keep smiling, even at the busiest moments, so your comments are well received by us all. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Mark More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This constituted a spontaneous trip when out in St Nicholas'. I was drawn in by the look of the takeaway, being a large array of panninis, toasties and cakes. However when it started to rain we moved on upstairs. There's a selection of vegetarian and standard meat-eater meals, but what I loved was how home made it all was. Everything... More 

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Thank Paige T
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Paige, Thank you for your lovely review! Really pleased you escaped the rain and came upstairs to explore our three floors! We all look forward to welcoming you back as a regular. Get chatting to us, we love to know the names of the faces we serve each day! :) See you soon! Mark More 

Beijing, China
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stopped for a morning drink while exploring central Bristol. We had drunk several cups of coffee earlier in the day, so we went for Masala Chai. Very nice. One of us had a chocolate flapjack, and it tasted home-made. The atmosphere is very easy-going. Steep stairs to get to the first floor, which may put some people off. Not... More 

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Thank GreenBeansSuisse
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and the atmosphere. I do feel I must clarify a few inaccuracies. We don't offer 'Masala Chai' so i'm not sure if you may be confusing us with a different establishment. You mention that we are Bristol's Oldest Coffee House, true indeed, but that there was 'nothing to support'... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lots of stairs to climb. Entourage is very basic and not very comfortable. But it is certainly a lunch worthy restaurant as the space was real old, steamy windows. We've had a good lunch and a coffee for £ 14,- Because of the history, the whole area is fun.

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Thank Hes S
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this review

Hi Hes, Thank you for your review. Not completely sure what you are referring to when you mention the 'entourage', but whatever it is I'm sorry it wasn't comfortable! Really pleased you enjoyed your lunch and you enjoyed the historic nature of our building. Best wishes Mark More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 930 4008
Description
Cafe Revival, 56 Corn Street, is Bristol's oldest Coffee House. The beautiful three storey listed building has been a coffee house since 1782.They offer a wide menu of jacket potatoes, Homemade soup, Panini, Wraps, salads and much more. Freshly prepared, locally sourced (where possible) and many organic and fair-trade products.Don't miss the stairs up to the 1st floor cafe giving you a birds eye view of the passers by on historic Corn Street as you enjoy your coffee and food! Or continue up to the 2nd Floor 'Snug' - a cosy room with low lighting and sofa. Lovely cakes always on offer and a good selection of loose leaf teas.

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