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Cafe Revival

#152 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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56 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG, England
+44 117 930 4008
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The oldest coffee shop in Bristol, used to be Carwardines I think. Although small we got a table for our group of photographers on a day out. The coffee and service was excellent. throughly recommended.

Thank Martin L
York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This lovely cafe in an historic building in the heart of Bristol has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere on three levels - the top level being a comfy snug. The food, imaginative wraps, flat breads, etc with fabulous cakes is gorgeous and the staff are all very friendly. We had lunch there initially, but couldn't resist going back in the afternoon... More 

Thank JennyA187
Sonning Common, Berks
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274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lively spot on Corn St. The cafe on the middle floor is small but nice, offering a decent range of flatbreads, jacket potatoes and even bagels. All portions were large and good value for the price. There is a takeaway on the ground floor.

Thank SB01
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for brunch. Tasty veggie breakfast. Recommend the mulled spice chai. Cute place. Quirky. Staff friendly. We go again.

Thank Holipopgirl
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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 

Thank willisgj55
Ludwigslust, Germany
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

Thank Maddy_rawr
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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 

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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

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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

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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367 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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
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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