Bang in the heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol’s busy “cultural quarter”, is The Crafty Egg. It’s a must visit brunch spot amidst the iconic graffiti adorned walls and the odd Banksy.

The Crafty Egg stands out in this cool café hub, due to its large menu featuring a wide range of egg dishes (all free range and locally sourced) along with plenty of other vegetarian and vegan options.

The space

The café has large windows, dark wooden floors, recycled church chairs and a pretty blue and white tiled bar. The walls are white and feature graffiti art with hanging plants softening the feel. There’s several tables indoors and two small ones outside. On the large communal tables, laptops are banned during busy times to favour groups of friends. However,  the café is lap top worker friendly as there are sockets and WiFi and a dedicated counter along the back wall.

The vibe is casual and relaxed and the staff are super helpful.

The crowd

The café is frequented by a lively mix of locals, regulars and students. It was quiet at 10am when we arrived on a weekday, but quickly filled up and was virtually full by 11am.

The fresh juice test

There’s a choice of three juices and a range of smoothies on offer. We went for the Passion and Berry, a refreshingly, crisp mix of passion fruit, grapefruit, mixed berries, mint, basil and orange juice.

It was light and delicious and came without a straw which we really appreciated.

The little things that made a difference…

The super co-operative staff, the friendliness of the local regulars and the view of the characterful Stokes Croft through the floor to ceiling windows.

What we ate

There’s an amazing range of egg dishes on offer, from baked eggs (Afghan, cheesy or mushroom and spinach) to toasts and bagels and the famous cheese fondue. As we went for breakfast, we fancied something lighter, so we ordered the pancakes with maple syrup and mixed berries… and were presented with a large and deliciously filling stack. After only managing to eat half, we finished off with a lavender latte.

It was a beautiful, rose petal sprinkled latte with a comfortingly strong hit of lavender .

Delicious, but a little on the sweet side for me.

What we’d go back for…

More of the laid back vibe, the cheese fondue and the Afghan eggs.

The bill

Pancakes  £6.50
Extra berries  £1.50
Smoothie  £3.75
Lavender latte  £3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Crafty Egg

113 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3RW

01179 046 027
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