Brunch is big news in Bristol right now. From bottomless burgers and prosecco to full blown brunch raves, Bristol has got the lot. So, we thought we’d kick off a new series called ‘Bangin’ Brunches’ that spotlights the best brunch dishes and where to get them. Next up: poached eggs.
Brunch is arguably the most delicious meal of the day, any day. As well as being the most trendy and Instagram-able. So, true to form, being the ‘basic bitch’ I am, I don’t think there is anything quite like the satisfaction you feel from slicing into the perfect poached egg. Here are some of my favourites found all over Bristol!
Spoke and stringer
Spoke and stringer is such a dream on a summers day, with stunning views over the harbour and the SS Great Britain, its a glorious sun trap. The brunch menu options are various but I love this Instagram worthy brunch with incredibly generous portions of avocado served with either harissa or pesto (I go for a bit of both!)
Situated amongst Bristol’s cultural quarter, vintage shops and independent music stores you’ll find Ceres, bringing the laid back Australian culture to Bristol. Spice up your regular brunch with their speciality dish ‘Square Mile’; Sweet corn fritters, smashed avo, grilled halloumi, kasundi and a poached egg.
The Crafty Egg
Just up the road from Ceres you’ll find The Crafty Egg, home to an extensive menu of egg dishes! If you’re a hummus lover like myself they offer the perfect alternative to your standard eggs on toast with their Hummus poached egg and avocado served with a pitta.
Buttermilk & Maple
New to the Bristol brunch scene with an idyllic waterfront location is Buttermilk and Maple. Why not treat yourself to their Lobster Benedict! Served on an English muffin, with a poached egg, lobster tail and tarragon hollandaise. Nothing short of brunch worthy of royalty!
Bakesmiths is situated on the gorgeous Whiteladies Road and has an equally eye-pleasing interior. I opted for one of their ‘Topped Toasts’ with simple ‘Twin Poached Eggs and roasted tomatoes’ to really enjoy the deliciousness of their freshly baked on-site bread.
Close by to the iconic Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol’s most loved cafes, Primrose Café. Make sure to swing by on a Sunday for their special Brunch Menu, served till 3pm. For an epic poached egg dish go for their bubble and squeak with two poached eggs, grilled tomato (add bacon, just because, well, bacon…)
Bakers & Co.
Along the quirky Gloucester Road, packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants you’ll find Bakers and Co. Their menu is constantly changing with the seasons and inspired by the San Francisco food scene. The chef’s not only cook in-front of the customers but also bake their sourdough on site each day, so you couldn’t ask for better quality ingredients or better service.
Spicer & Cole
Spicer and Cole are dotted all over Bristol in 3 fantastic locations; Gloucester Road, Clifton Village and Queens Square and have the most aesthetically pleasing counters you will ever find. Piled high with fresh salads, cakes, pastry’s and frittatas. You can’t go too wrong with fresh sourdough, avo and poachies. Or switch the avo for mushrooms. Perfection!