Spartan and utilitarian is the look in Dizzy’s Cafe, marooned among empty premises in one of the buildings on College Green we can thank the Germans for. The bare white walls might soon be decorated with something more vibrant, because Bristol’s new cafe is still finding its feet.
Bare walls or not, however, it is still extremely uninspiring. When I asked if they had any pastries on Tuesday morning this week, I was pointed in the direction of chocolate bars. My flat white was also very poorly made, so much so that I did not finish it.
Dizzy’s Cafe obviously isn’t the place for pastries and pretentious coffees. Instead, full English breakfasts are served all day, and £6 for a chilli con carne is the most expensive item on the menu, which also includes omelettes, jackets and toasties.
Over the last two weeks I have visited two exceptional cafes, of a standard that Bristol doesn’t yet have: Six Eight Kafe in Birmingham and Federation Coffee in Brixton, south west London. Book your train tickets now; they are that good.
If only Dizzy’s could hold a candle to those two exceptional cafes. It cannot; and its family owners have wasted a huge opportunity in this prime Bristol location.
Dizzy’s Cafe, Unit 3, 39-43 College Green, Bristol. 0117 929 4999.