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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Amazing converted old bank serving great drinks and nightly live music. There’s a cracking little theatre out the back for contemporary theatre and touring comedy”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Oh my gosh!!!!! Laura Hart is a bit of a hero in our book. She has created a very special bakery under a Victorian railway arch at Temple Meads station, just down the road from Paintworks. You can watch the bakers at work as you tuck into a mountain of their freshly baked sourdough toasties, pastries and cakes and perfectly brewed coffee. Bristolians love it and your trip is not complete without a look in! IT IS AWESOME. It does get busy but it's usually not to long a wait for a table. Availability and menu changes daily but the mushroom sausage roll and ginger cake are our all time faves. Get there as early as possible! It's either a 5 mins drive or a 20 minute walk from Paintworks (100% worth the walk).”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best bread, cakes and fresh milk in glass bottles which can be refilled, gluten-free options available. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great cafe and bakers. Just 2 minutes walk from the front door. You’ll come back loaded with goodies we guarantee it. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“After going here I came to realise that I don't have a sweet tooth, I have sweat teeth. That's how much my sweet intake has increased. I blame their donuts for that. oh.. .their donuts.. They have a special flavour every month! See their instagram for the donut of the month and other special updates !”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Excellent award winning sourdough bread and baked goods. Lovely cafe and excellent coffee.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Coffee....cakes....bread...homemade....next to you...bakery quality and standards....breakfast...brunch..or just cake..or pastries... I am getting hungry here, just go and see for yourselves the treats they have!”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Great local bakers who are always experimenting, innovating and adding new products. They have two outlets nearby. The one marginally closer to us is towards the Zetland Road end of Gloucester Road. Our kids love the chocolate flake cakes and we never say no to their cinnamon whirls!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bristol's best dessert, cake and macaroon cafe. Very good coffee and selection of teas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“A fantastic bakery with a massive selection of freshly baked pies, pastries and cakes at better prices than the supermarket!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is one of Bristol’s top Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants and its just up the road from Paintworks. It gets quite busy so booking is advised.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Good atmosphere in an organic wholefood shop. Small tables by the windows. Interesting small meals and snacks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“The finest bagels in Bedminster. Check out their vegan menu - they serve beer, wine and some absolutely banging bagels. Pretty trendy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Airy contemporary eatery with its own coffee roastery serving snacks and cakes baked on-site.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Small but perfectly formed seating areas. They also do breakfast/brunch. Delicious bread but our favourites are the doughnuts! ”
  • 3 locals recommend