In this series, our Food & Drink Partner, Wriggle, introduce their favourite foodie places around Bristol – along with some upcoming offers for you to try them out. Up this week is the Mockingbird Cafe.
58 Alma Vale Roadd, Bristol BS8 2HS
There’s scarcely a more pleasant way to spend a lazy few hours in Bristol than in the Mockingbird Cafe – particularly if you can bag yourself one of the large, sunlit window-seats for a lazy Saturday morning brunch or mid-week lunch.This beautiful Clifton cafe, nestled on Alma Vale Road, provides something a bit different to the typical cafe-fare you might find across Bristol. Here it’s about Deep-South US style home cooking, delivered in a beautiful, light and airy space with plenty of foliage.
Owned and run by Oliver, an Englishman with a passion for the US (his wife is from Mississippi, where he travelled for some time, and he regularly cooks wearing a star-spangled bandana) – the food is lovingly prepared by a small and friendly team. If you’re there for brunch, try out the Buttermilk Biscuit – packed with egg and cheese soufflé, sausage and bacon (if wanted) and home-made Spicy Beans (outstanding) – a refreshing and moreish change to the standard Full English – which goes perfectly with the house special Mississippi mud coffee (Extract Coffee’s Dr Strangelove Coffee served with a touch of condensed milk – which I dare you not to down in one and re-order instantly). The lunchtime menu has revolving specials, currently including a hearty brisket and grilled cheese sandwich.
This truly is a hidden gem. Great grub at reasonable prices and absolutely lovely folks. It’s also Sam from Wriggle’s favourite brunch spot in the whole of Bristol (high praise for a man who appreciates a brunch), so you’ll have to wrestle him for that window seat.
Want to try it out? Mockingbird has created a few offers on Wriggle for the next few days, to allow you to give them a go. Click below to bag one of the spots:
Friday: Brisket and Grilled Cheese + Horseradish Sandwich & Any Drink
Saturday: Sausage, Cheesy Egg Soufflé & Buttermilk Biscuit + Any Drink
Sunday: Sausage, Cheesy Egg Soufflé & Buttermilk Biscuit + Any Drink
Monday: Sandwich of the week & Any Drink
For those not in the know, Wriggle is a local start-up whose goal is to help Bristolians discover and save money at quality independent food & drink establishments – and help great local businesses get the customers they deserve. Each of the offers only has a limited quantity and is only available for a specific day – so make sure you get a Wriggle on!
And if you’re new to Wriggle, signup and add the code “b247” to get an extra £3 off your first purchase.