I may have only visited Atlas cafe on Cannon Street in Bedminster yesterday, but it will already look totally different today, at least with the shutters down, as those cheeky scamps from Upfest work their magic. With new graffiti, Atlas will offer something even more, as if its mission to be a cafe as well as a burger and pizza restaurant is not enough.
On the door, hand drawn cupcakes and cups of coffee advertise the daytime fare, while an a-board outside proclaims the offer of pizza, burgers and chips. Cupcakes are gluten free, while burgers are ‘handmade by our local butcher’.
A spacious, double-fronted cafe, I sat in a comfortable sofa in the window with a delightful view of the Wetherspoon’s over the road. My flat white was not as thick as it could have been, but a freshly squeezed orange juice and bacon sandwich hit the spot.
Atlas has been open for less than a month in what used to be Italian restaurant La Sicillia, but it is already hosting weekly events such as a Spanish conversation session every Thursday.
It’s also ideal, like Grounded nearby, for the yummy mummy brigade with their tractor-size buggies, and this clientele is catered for with baby food on the counter.
Pardon the pun, but you also won’t need an atlas to find Atlas, with a big footfall going by its front door every day. Take the weight of the world off your shoulders, and settle into that comfy sofa in the window.
Atlas, 9-11 Cannon Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1BH. 0117 966 4941.