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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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“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent coffee, a very tasty toasted sandwich and a warm welcome at the small Small Street Espresso. Of all the coffee shops in Bristol, this is my favourite...

Thank Opqrt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to find this coffee shop for Saturday breakfast. Wonderful coffee and a great sourdough toast with peanut butter. The Manager made a number of spot-on recommendations about places to see and eat in Bristol. The kitchen is small and the food offerings limited...More

Thank simon k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a good welcome into here during out day in in Bristol. It looks small but there are a few more seats around the corner and coffee is great!

Thank RickieJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this lovely place during a work trip to Bristol. Great coffee, nice staff, and good WiFi. Obviously popular with locals with lots of people popping in for takeaway coffee too. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Katy T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My first visit for quite a while to Small Street Espresso and still the same excellent coffee served by knowledgeable baristas in a friendly environment. There were evidently lots of locals who were well known to the staff in the store, always an encouraging sign...More

Thank MikeGTN
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We found this place on TripAdvisor and due to the excellent rating visited for coffee and a sandwich. I am so pleased we did this as it was second to none! The staff were all very friendly, especially the lady who served us. The coffee...More

Thank caz68caz
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Bristol has a high attrition rate for coffee shops and restaurants, so the simple fact that this place has not only survived but thrived since 2012 speaks volumes. The staff are the height of courtesy, and they know what they're doing when it comes to...More

Thank Snozcumbers
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Simply the best best coffee Bristol. The flat white is as good as any you find in Oz. The cakes and banana bread is delightful and so Moorish. Small street is always full of interesting folk and the staff ate great.

Thank stephenparsons2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Visited the store yesterday, with the intention to have one coffee and read my book for a bit.. ended up staying 3 hours, having lunch as well as the best pastry in town - and 2 latte's. Very chill atmosphere, venue hosted by genuine people...More

Thank f00die0nther0ad
Reviewed 22 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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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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