Following the easing of lockdown we are able to open again, albeit with restrictions in place to keep both you and us safe.

We have put various measures in place to allow us to operate safely. These include Perspex screens, hands-free taps and sanitiser stations and a one-way system in and out of the café.

We are also operating a new system of table service – ordering at the bar will be for take away only. Please find a table or ask to be seated and we will take your order and payment (card only) without the need for you to come to the counter. When you’ve finished, simply get up and go!

The menus, which are displayed here on the website, are necessarily smaller than you might be used to as we have to operate with a reduced kitchen team.

For the time being we will be open Wednesday to Sunday to allow the staff to work in the same “bubble".

We thank you for your patience whilst we adapt to the new circumstances."

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.

Wednesday - Saturday 9.00am till 4pm

Sunday - 9.30am till 4pm


Breakfast served until 12 noon Wednesday-Friday, Lunch from 12 - 3pm

Brunch served until 3pm Saturday and Sunday

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.

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salmon and eggs
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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 info@primrosecafe.co.uk to order.

Contact Us

Primrose Cafe
1, Clifton Arcade
Boyces Avenue

Tel: 0117 946 6577

E-Mail: info@primrosecafe.co.uk