24 02 2011

Anywhere a bit different to the norm is a winner with us. If you are going to open a new cafe, give it that va va voom, that je n’ai sais quoi, that something special. So notable mentions to Mrs Brown’s in Victoria Park, opening in an unusual location, and The Witches Brew in Whitchurch, for being completely new age and bonkers.

Bubalu on the Gloucester Road has a particular unique selling point: it is not just a cafe but also offers health and fitness classes. Behind the cafe’s green wall is a studio, two treatment rooms, a family area and two children’s rooms.

At Bubalu, which has been open on the Gloucester Road in Bishopston since the beginning of this year, there are classes in everything from baby massage to zumba, boxercise to yoga.

The cafe is not bad either. There is, unsurprisingly, a good selection of healthy food – noodles, hummus and yoghurt – with various different smoothies as well as the usual hot drinks to choose from.

Every Gloucester Road cafe worth its salt has to have lots of space available for buggies, and Bubalu has space in abundance in the cafe area, which has white walls, white flowers dotted about, high-backed brown leather chairs, and sofas in the front window which will be able to open out in the summer.

Fitness, food and fun, declares a sign on one wall of Bubalu. As a mission statement for this new business, it’s a winning combination.

Bubalu, 79 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol.




2 responses

16 04 2012
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9 05 2012

I personally found the place to be empty, over priced and unhelpful. Despite spending £10.00 on food the owner/manager wouldn’t allow my son to eat his fairy cake as it wasn’t purchased on the premises. The greedy fool would have benefited from me buying more coffee (and probably one of their cakes) whilst waiting for the rain to pass should he have allowed him to happily eat his treat after his lunch. Oh and I didn’t appreciate the lecture on their policy of no chocolate despite the counter full of cakes, flapjacks and syrup. In the current financial climate may I suggest you make your mothers & toddlers a little more welcome – we’re the makers and breakers of coffee shops!

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