Gloucester Road’s Best Breaktime Spots


October is that in-between time of the year where summer is well and truly over but the Christmas madness is yet to begin – it can be a tiring time, so taking break every now and then is a great way to rejuvenate. Working in Bristol has it’s perks, as there are plenty of places to take a break from the grind and have some down time; be that a coffee break or a post-work drink with friends. Gloucester Road offers a diverse range of cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants that are perfect for breaktime wanders or getting that pre-work caffeine fix.

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Spicer + Cole – 16 Gloucester Road
Spicer + Cole offer a range of Artisan coffee and fine teas to suit everyone’s tastes. All their food is freshly made, locally sourced and they use seasonal fruit & veg, free range & organic meat and dairy products where possible.

La Ruca – 89 Gloucester Road
La Ruca offers a large selection of herbal teas and Fair Trade & organic coffees, as well as fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes if you fancy a cold drink. They cater for various dietary needs and offer diverse menu, so you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy.

Café Lazz – 163 Gloucester Road

Café Lazz offers a unique Eastern take on café classics. They also offer an all-day breakfast including tea & toast for only £3.50 – ideal for a pre-work treat to set you up for the day.

Cafe Ronak – 169A Gloucester Road

Cafe Ronak is a small, independent, family-run café on the heart of Gloucester Road. It offers a range of coffees and specialist teas and a menu featuring great food made with ethically and locally sourced ingredients.


Pubs & Bars

The Blue Lagoon – 18-20 Gloucester Road

This café bar with a friendly vibe and live music every night serves fresh food all day, making it an ideal spot for a mid-day lunch break or post-work drinks.

Hobgoblin – 69-71 Gloucester Road

The Hobgoblin is a pub with a friendly atmosphere, fantastic food menu and outdoor seating for the summer months. They hold a pub quiz every Sunday at 7, perfect for team bonding outside of the working environment.

Gloucester Road Ale House – 99 Gloucester Road

Gloucester Road Ale House offers two floors of locally sourced, great food and craft beer & real ale. The space is cosy, the atmosphere is friendly, and the food is impressively presented.

Cider Press – 86-90 Gloucester Road

The Cider Press is a lively bar that is well-known for showing sports, but also offers a pub quiz on Mondays, an open mic night on Thursdays and live music every Friday. There’s food to suit everyone’s tastes at a reasonable price and an extensive drinks menu that features as range of soft and alcoholic drinks – perfect for that post-work kick back football match.


Lunch Spots

Ramen Ya – 61 Gloucester Road

Small and tidy, Ramen Ya is a new addition to Gloucester Road. Offering a range of Japanese cuisine, it’s becoming increasingly popular, despite the fact that the entrance is small and could easily be missed if you didn’t know it was there – perfect for breaktime exploration.

Eat a Pitta – 67A Gloucester Road

An office favourite here at Raw Space, Eat a Pitta is a Bristol-based chain that offers handmade falafel, hummus and pitta breads made using a family recipe. They’re on Deliveroo, so if you can’t leave the office you can still get involved!

Parsons Bakery – 125 Gloucester Road

This local, 4th generation bakery chain has 53 stores and one of them is here on Gloucester Road. Offering a £3.50 meal deal if you take away, it’s the ideal spot for a quick breather to go and grab yourself a delicious on-the-go lunch.

Bakers & Co. – 193 Gloucester Road

A cafe come restaurant, Bakers & Co. serve a range of brunches and seasonal lunches alongside a selection of cakes and sweet treats. They also offer coffee, fresh juices and natural wines for that perfect relaxed afternoon.

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