If you’re looking for a coffee while out shopping in Broadmead, I would without question recommend Cafe Amore, easily one of the best cafes in Bristol with a character all its own and great food and drink. But if you fancy something a bit cheaper, you can do no worse than pay Cafe Mocha a visit.
I could not believe the low low prices at Cafe Mocha when I visited with my friend Lizzie, who was paying a fleeting trip to Bristol and just had time to meet for a coffee before she had to catch a coach back to London.
All seemed too good to be true in fact: all day breakfast, £1.95; lunch pack special (sandwich, kettle crisps, can, fresh fruit), £2.95; large latte, £2.20.
Cafe Mocha, situated between Primark and Tesco Extra, looks unremarkable from the outside. But inside, it’s on the smart side for what many would refer to as a greasy spoon. A long sofa is the length of one wall, opposite which are tables and chairs. Original artwork covers the wall and there’s a nice red theme on the sofas, art and lamp shades.
It all seemed too good to be true, but the prices really were as low as promised, and the jacket potatoes that Lizzie and I both ordered were perfectly adequate.
Cafe Mocha will not win any awards, but it is great news that an independent cafe has set up to compete with the big boys in Broadmead.
Cafe Mocha, 55-57 Union Street.