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Small Street Espresso

23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A place you might stumble across but more likely one to try and find. Small Street Espresso is a cool cafe/coffee shop just of Corn Street run by John Drysdale. The coffee is excellent, the service is friendly, the toasted Banana bread with butter is...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went twice on recent visit as stayed nearby . Great coffee and really great cake which when ingredients were explained I was dubious but a very moist and tasty cake. Staff very helpful. Was busy .

Thank KateMark_13
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great decaf coffee, delicious GF lemon & pistachio cake and very cool surroundings. Love the teeny models of Yoda, dinosaurs and the like hidden about the place. Would definitely go again!

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I absolutely love this place, the coffee is just to die for and the sandwiches are delicious too. It's always busy and can be tricky to get a table, but it seems obvious to me why that is! Staff are lovely too.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were in Bristol for a long weekend and read The Daily Telegraph recommendation so tried it ourselves. What a lovely experience-a cosy and intimate little spot with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a delicious flat white using a blend of beans from Brazil,...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a cosy coffee shop serving excellent coffee and a good selection of sandwiches and cakes. It can sometimes be challenge to find a seat. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank iangooner51
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Smooth delicious coffee, best I've had in Bristol. Don't take my word for it, just go. Single Origin Espresso was particularly well done.

Thank Predelection
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 5
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, 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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