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In Search Of The Perfect Sandwich!

Pretty Perfect!, Rocking Dog

Pretty Perfect!

If you are in search of the perfect sandwich this weekend, and, you happen to be in Bristol …..Bakers & Co is a gorgeous cafe to go and get a pretty damned good sandwich!

With a pretty saturated cafe scene along the Gloucester Road, Bakers & Co are fairly new to the block. I sincerely hope they will be a long term gastronomic fixture. Interestingly, the sister business is a tapas bar, “Bravas” in Cotham. I have heard wonderful things about it. Our boy loved his jaunt there, and believe me he is difficult to please!

The menu at Bakers & Co is concise, but perfectly formed (I always find this so reassuring- no ping ping food here). At the doorway we were met by sacks of Shipton Mill flour, so goody goody the baking is done on the premises.

Brunch is served from 9 ’til 4 whilst the sandwich and salad lunch menu can be taken from 12 ’til 4. The menu changes regularly to take advantage of local seasonal ingredients and the menu proudly lists some of the cafe’s West Country suppliers.

I chose a Jamon, Rosemary, Manchego and Spinach sourdough sandwich, whilst Andyman opted for Mozzarella, Spanish bull heart tomato & Pesto toasted sourdough sandwich. Deeeeelicious!

The cheery canary yellow drinks menu contains all sorts of delights, I loved my Lemon, mint and cucumber soda. Wonderfully refreshing on a hot day watching the world, well, Gloucester Road folk go by.

Our lunch ended with delicious single estate coffee and the most amazing Caramel brioche sticky bun (which we boo hoo shared). It arrived in a warm pool of glossy caramel and was gone before I remembered to photograph it in all its glory! Apparently the lovely people at Bakers & Co are known to serve this with streaky bacon. Yum!

Lovely service, lovely drinks, a pretty perfect sandwich and as for THE bun….!!!!

As Arnie say’s “I’ll be back!

Perfectly Formed Menu, Rocking Dog

Perfectly Formed Menu

Cheery Cappuccino!, Rocking Dog

Cheery Cappuccino!

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Oops!