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BVBG: The Ironworks, Bristol

BVBG: The Ironworks, Bristol

It’s possible that The Ironworks Supply Co on Broad Street is the coolest place to have brunch in Bristol. Not only do they sell awesome bike-related clothing (motor, not pedal), but they serve breakfasts, lunches, and some of the best coffee I’ve had for ages.

BVBG: Patisserie Valerie, Bristol

BVBG: Patisserie Valerie, Bristol

Zut alors! Patisserie Valerie is best-known for serving delicious cakes and desserts, usually piled high with cream and chocolate. So I was surprised to see that they also do lunch, sandwiches and all-day breakfasts! We popped in to give them a try… First impressions: good […]

BVBG: Mocha Berry Cafe, Glastonbury

BVBG: Mocha Berry Cafe, Glastonbury

Glastonbury, being one of the most hippy-dippy places on Planet Earth, should have a wealth of vegetarian options, so we thought we’d make a start here! We stopped at Mocha Berry during a trip to buy mead at Shieldmaiden (worth the drive, it’s lush and you can pretend you’re a Viking) and decided it was time for the inaugural Bristol Veggie Breakfast Guide review. Yes, I know this is technically Glastonbury, but it’s fairly close, so shut up.

We went for the Full Veggie Breakfast option (why wouldn’t you) with wholemeal toast and tea. The staff at Mocha Berry are really friendly, and it’s lovely and bright inside. The service was really quick, and the cafe was crammed, so obviously popular.

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Now, first off – those hash browns are a bit anaemic. A deep fryer is essential to any fried breakfast, and sadly it seems to have been sidestepped here. However, the veggie sausage was really nice, one of the best I’ve tasted, and the egg was well done. There’s two tomatoes here, but the breakfast only comes with one (my girlfriend doesn’t like them, so I get hers). Toast was really thick, and they supply plenty of butter – always a plus. The mushrooms were a bit underdone, and beans are, well… beans. But at least there’s plenty of them.

Not a bad start to our breakfast guide РI give Mocha Berry 6 out of 10!