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The Local Coffee Scene: Coffee + Beer

In this series of blog posts we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our favourite local cafes. Up today is the brilliant Coffee + Beer on Cotham Hill, Bristol.

Ask most people to list their favourite hot and cold drinks and it’s likely two familiar candidates will come out on or near the top… coffee and beer, anyone? As a fan of both of these esteemed beverages, we thought a visit to Coffee + Beer was in order. Positioned on a pedestrianised section of Cotham Hill in Bristol, this espresso bar/tap room combo opened in 2017 and is now firmly established as a popular local hangout.

As we made our way in and walked towards the counter, we were greeted by a warm smile from the barista. He was more than happy to discuss the drinks on offer and seemed to have an extremely high coffee IQ. After some deliberation, we plumped for a latte (shock) and, fearful of being judged (it was 8:30am...), limited ourselves to having a good look at the wide array of craft beers. We took in our surroundings while we waited: the interior of Coffee + Beer felt clean and modern with a decent amount of comfortable seating at the rear. There was also a small decked area outside the front that looked to be a nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

The beans used on the day had been roasted by Square Mile but we also spotted a few bags of local Bristol favourite Triple Co Roast. The coffee lived up to our expectations (and the barista's description!): richly flavoured with a smooth, creamy body. It went down a treat and left us wanting more.

In summary, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the ambience is just right and the coffee hits the spot, so you should definitely think about checking out Coffee + Beer when you next need a morning caffeine hit. Even better, the beer gives you an excuse to go back in the evening!


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