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Cafe Revival

56 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG, England
+44 117 930 4008
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
56 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful big breakfast with lovely coffee. Great value for money, quick and very pleasant service. Will definitely visit again.

Thank whingeingpom66
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Big Pan Breakfast. It was served in a pan on a board which I quite liked. It wasn't a great cooked breakfast but it was good. There's no choice of egg (just scrambled) and it only comes with one slice of toast...More

Thank Fleur0213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10am and had lots of work to do for an upcoming exam, we had breakfast x 2, 2 pots of tea and smoothie and 3 lots of coffee....at 1:10 we were told we’d need to leave for ‘lunch time rush’ so disappointing...More

Thank Abbers18
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Abbers18, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you felt you were 'told to leave' which wasn't infact the case. You and your group had taken over 3 tables with files, books and computers in our Snug. As we approached our busy Bank Holiday Monday...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Because zero is what we got. They took our order, took our money and 45 minutes passed with no food. People who arrived half an hour after us were getting their orders. Eventually we asked what was happening and were told our order had not...More

Thank Christopher S
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christopher, Im very sorry to read your review and that this error occurred. I have looked into it and it appears that a mis-communication between two members of staff resulted in a failure to process your order. Of course, this isn't satisfactory and I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Bristol's historic Corn Street, this is probably the oldest cafe continuously in use in Bristol - there is interesting information on the wall upstairs. The takeaway is on the ground floor, and the cafe on the first floor with a view over Corn Street....More

Thank cltc43
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed discovering about the history of our beautiful building. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Best Wishes Mark

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this cosy venue for breakfast a few weeks ago. The food was tasty and very reasonably priced. The coffee was also great (ordered from the specials board). My husband had the full English Breakfast, whereas I opted for a panini. The food arrived...More

Thank DeepaVee
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi DeepaVee, Thanks for the recommendation and positive review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and visit! Best wishes Mark

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I like this place a lot. It's in the centre of Bristol but tucked away which is amazing because if it was too crowded I wouldn't like it so much. The food is good, fresh, hot, service is quick and the atmosphere is relaxed and...More

1  Thank mikanja
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mikanja, Really pleased you enjoyed your visit! Our 1st Floor cafe is a great place to people watch on the street below. Look forward to seeing you again soon Best Wishes mark

Reviewed 11 April 2018

…the Revival certainly has a great scene going; the place was buzzing. Mind you, it does rather have its own way with words - “ploughmans” and “mature cheddar” are pushing it a bit for what was more or less a cheese and chutney sandwich with...More

Thank Tim S
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tim, Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We've taken onboard your comments about the Ploughmans sandwich and we'll do our best to improve it! Look forward to seeing you again when you are next in bristol for a quick lunch....More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I sometimes pop in here for a treat lunch and I love it! The staff are always super smiley, food is fresh and tasty and there's a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Recommended if you're looking for a lovely mid-week lunch spot!More

Thank Liam T
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Liam , Thanks for your lovely review. Our staff work really hard to keep the smiles going as the run up and down our historic building serving our customers, so they'll be delighted to read your review! Look forward to seeing you soon! Best...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Having visited Cafe Revival on three occasions, it has become a key location for refreshment and a space to let the creative mind wander on trips to Bristol. The layout can be jarring, but the food and drink is frequently high quality and customer service...More

Thank Jak W
Mark R, Owner at Cafe Revival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review Jak, thanks! It's always lovely to see familiar faces popping back and I'm delighted that you have found the service and quality consistent. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Mark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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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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