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Small Street Espresso

23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (22 reviews)
“toasties” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:30All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were staying at the Harbour Hotel and it was just what we were after. Great selection of coffee. Girlfriend has a lovely goats cheese and onion Sandwich. We highly recommend

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 5 days ago

A tiny treasure of a coffee house tucked away in Small Street. Fabulous cakes. The coffee is wonderful, always mellow but strong. Always served at the ideal temperature for coffee, so if you're someone that likes it hot (or you need to carry your takeaway...More

Thank TumsT
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little spot for a spot of breakfast and a good book. Friendly staff and chilled environment. Highly recommend.

Thank P_Sherms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long overdue visit to sample Bristols finest coffee! Initial welcome was not what I expected. I didn't even get a polite hello! I ordered a flat white and as expected the coffee didn't disappoint. The roast was good and the presentation as expected. As...More

Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This tiny coffee shop is not the most comfortable when it comes to seating, but it does offer a very good breakfast and excellent coffee. The staff is really nice and friendly too.

Thank imforestgirl
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The Small Street Espresso just about sums it up. They are on small street and they do a really great espresso (or in my case a flat white). It's a proper coffee shop with wooden floors and bench seats. They sell a good selection of...More

Thank Steveps3
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

There are many good cafes in Bristol. Put Small Street on your list. In addition to finding good coffee and service, you'll be walking the medieval streets of the city. Grab your Rough Guide or scroll to a decent history about the High Street, Broad,...More

Thank Mitch3588
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great coffee, small selection of good sandwiches and cakes. Really cosy and friendly, so cosy in fact, it fills up very quickly.

Thank chrisjwelsh2016
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Another stop on a quick tour of coffee houses in Bristol. Had a house espresso and flat white. Perfectly balanced espresso and a wonderfully made flat white. Lovely welcoming interior for a small store.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

To say I love my coffee is an understatement, and it's always hard to come by coffee shops where the staff know how to pull a great shot of espresso. This coffee shop is easily the best coffee I've had here in Bristol, and the...More

Thank _jvirg0
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
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We are an independent espresso bar in the heart of Bristol offering fantastic coffee, whole 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.
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