Sunday 2 September 2012

St Werburghs City Farm Cafe - Bristol

Watercress Road
St Werburghs

Breakfast served Wednesday to Monday 
10.00am - 12.00pm

St Werburghs City Farm is about a 30 minute walk from Bristol City Centre.

The city farm is impressive and also much of the food served in the cafe comes directly from the farm.

Breakfast is available from 10am till midday everyday except Tuesday when they are closed.

The first thing I noticed was the cafe's impressive and unusual design.

It was raining when I visited so I decided to eat inside but as you can see the outside dining area is excellent.

There is also a playground, perfect to keep the kids occupied.

I was impressed with how the cafe looked outside but once inside I was blown away with its incredible design, the most unique interior I had ever seen in a cafe!

It felt like I had walked into a hobbits house, the attention to detail was incredible!

The quality and finish was stunning.

A random silver shoe sat on the ledge beside us.

The counter is where you need to place your order and collect your drinks.

I was torn but wanted black pudding so went for the "Big Farmer"

The staff here are easy going and friendly.

David Bellamy had visited at some point too!

A friendly dog was roaming around the cafe and enjoyed being stroked by Matt. We were in Bristol to visit our friend Matt, he gave us an excellent tour of Bristol the previous day and recommended the cafe to us, thanks Matt!

The coffee was great and full of flavour.

Organic and soya milk were both available, you could add as much as you needed yourself.

This was the place to collect your cutlery and sauces.

The sauces sat in place on the table waiting for the breakfast to arrive.

The breakfast looked incredible when it arrived.

Beautifully seasoned and flavoursome tomatoes.

Both the sausage and black pudding tasted amazing.

The free range fried egg looked and tasted excellent.

After leaving Salisbury we stopped by Stonehenge to take a look and couldn't resist a few hours in the beautiful city of Bath. Our next place to spend the night though was Bristol and we were meeting up with a friend Matt who used to live in Norwich. Once in Bristol Matt showed us around some great places and we stopped at a few pubs for some cider. He told us about City Farm cafe, saying it served a nice breakfast and we agreed to meet there the next morning...

Upon entering - As I walked through the door I was gobsmacked by the amazing interior, I had never visited anywhere on my search for perfection as incredible and pleasing to the eye as this before! It was liking walking into a hobbits house high up in the trees with its beautifully hand carved tree like structure and randomly shaped windows looking out onto the real world outside. I was finding it hard to focus on anything accept how beautifully designed and incredible this place was, truly stunning! Ok.. so down to business, there are a number of blackboards displaying the food on offer and the counter is on your left as you enter. Place your order and pay for your food at the counter and it will be bought over when it is ready. There is an area to the right of the counter where drinks are placed allowing you to add your own milk, you need to collect your cutlery and any sauces you need from here along with salt and pepper. There are plenty of tables inside, most of them by the windows with a few in the middle. Outside is a large decked area with plenty more places to sit, this looks out onto an adventure playground so perfect if you want to keep an eye on the kids whilst chatting over a coffee with friends. 9/10

Service - The staff here were really friendly and didn't seem to be rushing about which gave the place a nice relaxed feel. I ordered the "Big farmer" breakfast and was told there was no spinach available as the heavy rain had prevented it from being picked from the local allotment. I was happy enough with the situation and it made me realise just how local and fresh the produce used in the cafe was. As there was no spinach I was offered extra tomatoes instead which sounded good to me. It took a fair while for the food to arrive but no problem as it gave me longer to take in the awesome cafe interior and when it did arrive it was well worth the wait!! 9/10

Contents - 2 sausage slices, 2 black pudding slices, 1 fried egg, roasted tomatoes, beans and buttered toast. 7/10

Presentation - The sausage and black pudding slices sat neatly along one side of the plate closely followed by a row of delicious looking seasoned tomatoes. A perfect looking fried egg sat on top of a generous pool of beans. A chunky slice of hot buttered toast perched on the edge looking great as everything else did. It all looked amazing, was placed beautifully and I was keen to tuck in! 9/10 

The food - The generous slices of free range sausage were delicious with a fantastic taste and texture, it made a nice change from standard sausages. The black pudding was great and the free range fried egg tasted fantastic and was cooked to perfection. The juicy tomatoes were beautifully seasoned and were the best I had eaten in a long time, i'm not a huge fan of tomatoes but these were something really special. The beans went perfectly with the thick buttered slice of toast that had been cut from a quality loaf. This was a hugely enjoyable breakfast to eat and it couldn't have been cooked any nicer than it had been! 10/10

Value for money - The "Big Farmer" breakfast cost £6.95, was cooked beautifully using local, free range and organic ingredients and tasted incredible. I also had the pleasure of spending an hour inside the most incredible looking cafe I had ever seen. Worth every penny! 9/10

Veggie option - Yes, City Grower for £5.75 which consisted of: Oat pudding, roasted tomatoes, egg, beans, local spinach and buttered toast.

Overall - Everything about City Farm Cafe was incredible, from the unique and visually stunning building it is housed in to the delicious food being served there. The staff are friendly, the food is locally sourced with much of it coming from the local allotment and farm itself and it is a great environment to sit and spend some time in. If you ever get the chance then be sure to pop in as you are in for a real treat! 9/10


  1. I use to eat at the Farm Cafe but after one of the waitresses told my five year old that the bacn she was eating had come from one of the pigs that my daughter had taken a shine to the week before i wont be going again.I'll stick to McDonalds, much more ethical.

    1. How on earth is McDonald's more ethical? Bacon comes from pigs. It doesn't matter where you eat it. I'm sure this farm cares more for its animals and therefore kills them in a more humane way as they obviously don't kill hundreds a day.

  2. So your daughter now thinks bacon comes for where?

  3. I hope that's sarcasm.

  4. The supermarket... where else.. LOL

    If I am ever in Bristol with the kids, I am definitely coming here for breakfast and let the kids choose which pig they want to eat :D

  5. We have to face it we eat pigs