Primrose Cafe (4th October 2016)

About Us

The Primrose Café has been under the same ownership for nearly 25 years and has become one of Bristol’s busiest and best-loved cafes.

We make almost everything on the premises and take the trouble to source locally, sustainably and ethically.

In a perfectly-positioned suntrap, the Primrose is the ideal place to watch the world go by while tucking into breakfast, sampling a lunchtime speciality or savouring a slice of our famous home-made cake.

If you’re after privacy, why not tuck yourself away in our private and secluded roof garden? It's open all summer.

We’re open 7 days a week, serving breakfast till late, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, with a special brunch menu on Sundays.

Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm

Breakfast till 3.30pm
Lunch menu 11am – 5pm


Sunday 9.30am – 4pm

Brunch till 3pm
Afternoon tea and savouries till 4pm

Bank holiday opening times vary – please check for details

Seasonal blackboard daily specials

A note on dietary requirements:

Where appropriate, menu items are annotated GF (gluten-free) or V (vegetarian). As most dishes are prepared to order, we can adapt many of them to suit your particular diet – just ask.


We don’t offer a specific “children's menu” but,as above, we can adapt many items to suit your requirements.


Restaurant Hire / Pop-up Venue

Want to do a pop-up? If you want to run a restaurant for the night, a week or a month, come and talk to us! Having done it for 30 years, we’re quite happy to sit back and let someone else run the show. We offer a fully-fitted kitchen, large fridge space and seating for 65 people. All we ask is that you leave the place “as found”.

Low rental rates from £150 per night – email for full details


Book Launches / Private Viewings

The Primrose Café is available to hire as event space, with full bar facilities. Let us know what you’re planning and we’ll come up with some options for you.

waffle with fruit
salmon and eggs

Gift vouchers

A special gift for someone; available for use all year round without restriction.

Gift vouchers are available for use in the cafe any time we’re open. They are sold in multiples of £10 & £25 and can be ordered over the phone, by email or bought over the counter.

Call 0117 946 6577 or email to order.

Contact Us

Primrose Cafe
1, Clifton Arcade
Boyces Avenue

Tel: 0117 946 6577