Tart

21 11 2010

Tart on the Gloucester Road in Bishopston is just how a cafe should be. The counter is fit to bursting with gorgeous food. Breakfast, lunch and tea are served here, with their cakes and tarts all made in-house. There is table service, with staff bustling around in crisp white shirts and black aprons. Tart is always buzzing with life, and on some days you are lucky to find a table inside or out.

Tart is the kind of place that you can imagine being here for ever, always run as efficiently. But it is a relatively new addition to the Bristol cafe scene, immediately becoming a place that you want to visit again and again, for its full English traditional breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, cakes, afternoon tea and of course its tarts.

When I visited last week, the tarts on offer were smoked salmon and spinach; and rocket, goat’s cheese and roast peppers. They are things of wonder.

If the food in the cafe is not tempting enough, and there is no more tempting sight than the cakes piled up in its window, there is also a foodstore here which sells a range of chutneys, preserves, biscuits, chocolates and roasted coffee along with a selection of loose leaf teas.

A real antique clock sits proudly in the centre of the display behind the busy counter, between bottles of champagne and champagne flutes. The floor is of a chequerboard pattern, with polished wood in the area up a couple of stairs which leads to a salon that can be booked out for special events.

There is so much completely right about Tart, making it without question one of the best cafes in Bristol.

Tart, 16 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol. 0117 924 7628.

www.lovelytart.com


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6 01 2012
bill willcocks

Great cafe: we love you

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