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The Cafe on the Square

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Grove Avenue | Queens Square, Bristol BS1 4QY, England
+44 117 925 0435
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was attending a training course nearby and popped in for breakfast. The place is clean and well presented and the service is good. I ordered a full English and a cup of tea which came to £6.40 for that I got 2 sausages 2 fried eggs 2 bacon mushrooms 2 grilled tomatoes baked beans and toast plus a pot... More 

Thank simon s
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Compared to the other offerings in the area. The sandwich was small and overpriced. Would recommend only if starving. Better offerings in local area. However, sandwich tasted okay!

Thank Ed H
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Think the title says it all. Breakfast visit. Fried eggs dried in the middle and low quality sausages. Would be nice if the girl serving could show a little more interest in the customers than her phone. Keep walking by. Tourist trap.

Thank Grumpygrandad365
Somerset, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered an Americano and was given a large cup without being asked this I don't think is good practice. On top of that it was a very poor coffee. Tastes cheap and nasty.

Thank Jacqueline K
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I had a pretty standard jacket potato here and the staff were reasonably friendly. The atmosphere in the cafe though left something to be desired - it was very quiet so I didn't feel I could talk to my partner without feeling very self-conscious! We were also the only people in the cafe towards the end of our meal, and... More 

Thank agent_nora
Torquay, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Full English, spot on hangover cure. Nice bit of grub, well cooked. The place was clean and the staff friendly.

Thank Richard186259
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is our 2nd time visiting on a lunch time We cannot fault the food, both times we had something different, on the 2nd visit there were 4 of us all having different things, and everything was excellent, we will be visiting again

Thank 940Nellie
Bolton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Just moved to this area And pop in for a coffee and a snack Had I of read the reviews I might not of of bothered, I was greeted with a smile Had a bacon San and coffee £3,10 What more do u expect for 3£ The place was clean Few tables wee full And the sandwich was fresh I... More 

Thank fattyboy8
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

My experience at this cafe will certainly ensure that I will not be returning any time soon. I have worked in the square for 8 years and have seen a couple of owners come and go, who seemed to have this little cafe bustling. Currently, it is overpriced, very small portions, rude service, topped with poor language barrier. When I... More 

Thank Carly P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Average breakfast, eggs over cooked, not equally cooked, 6 plates and only one had runny eggs! Smoked bacon which is not to my taste. Otherwise a nice meal. Had some language difficulties with staff when ordering coke and orange juice, they tried to give me fanta, then didn't have orange juice but had every other juice flavour our available. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove Avenue | Queens Square, Bristol BS1 4QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 925 0435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?