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Small Street Espresso

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23 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DW, England
07:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30
Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent cosy little bistro with the most divine toasties I have ever had! The coffee was delicious too. The service was prompt and friendly, even though they were busy and the prices were very reasonable. I love the decor too - that industrial brick and steel look, shabby chic goes retro! It all added to an extremely pleasant lunch stop.

Thank Kate S
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small quirky little coffee shop off the beaten track with friendly staff serving a very nice and well presented coffee. Not too many seats but we easily found a table, will return.

Thank Stuart1810
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

There's just no comparison, small street is the best place to have coffee. The baristas are just amazing, friendly and have a genuine passion for what they do.

1 Thank Tomasina H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a coffee and cake. Very busy serving great coffee. Staff friendly and would recommend. Very limited food menu but what they do they do well.

Thank Alex G
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

So lots of places do good coffee these days. But Small St do really good coffee. Nice people work here and it's definitely a good place for coffee afficiandos to get a cup that will pass muster.

Thank Cally11
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I have worked in the coffee industry for the past 7 years, so I am very picky. Small St Espresso is definitely the place to go in Bristol for great coffee. The halloumi toastie is also a delight (as is the toasted banana loaf while I'm at it). I cannot fault anything at all - great coffee, great food and... More 

Thank Fred-m86
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

definitely worth a visit - highly recommend the flat white and goats cheese/caramelised onion toastie!

Thank Emilie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited here today and it was a fantastic discovery. The people who work here are super friendly and the coffee is great - my main criteria for what makes a cafe good. It's quite small (and appropriately on Small Street) which adds to the character. I'll definitely be visiting again very soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Bristol for 3 years I now have a go to coffee shop. Gorgeous coffee and amazing food and cake. Will be returning soon

Thank Lewis R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The coffee was very rich with lovely desert. Its small place but worth place for short time.do not miss this place.

Thank kamilaor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
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
We are an independent espresso bar in the heart of Bristol offering fantastic coffee, loose 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?