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    • Qype User richar…
    • Berlin, Germany
    • 230 friends
    • 301 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    1/2/2011

    Having found this place while working nearby, it is the best cafe in Bristol. Each time I go back I am recognised, and don't need to order as the guys always know what I want.

    Bacon, mushroom and cheese toasties are also pretty amazing; and great value!

    Warning: Gets packed out at lunchtime in the week.

    A great cafe run by brilliant staff

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/5/2014

    Cafe Amore is a crackin' little cafe in the centre of Bristol. It is next to the main shopping centre so attracts a lot of shoppers and lunch-breakers; which means it can get really busy!

    I was craving carrot cake and coffee so dropped in this afternoon. Fortunately they do both, so I put my bag down and took a seat!

    Cafe Amore has a few tables outside that are really nice to sit at and watch the world go by. Even on coldest days of winter you will find people sat outside with a coffee and a duvet-thick coat on. Without them I wonder if it would be as popular? It really brings attention to the place and draws you in.  

    Inside is very dark, low lit and wooden. They have old signs on the walls that make it feel older than it is - and I think it's pretty old.

    I've not eaten lunch here for a few years so I wont review the lunch food. The carrot cake, however, is awesome; very light and fruity. It was a real shame that it came wrapped in plastic and I lost a bit a bit of the icing, but it was still really good.

    The service was excellent, but all it all felt very rehearsed. It was almost too flawless in that it didn't have much personality like a smaller, newer cafe can. But again, I wont mark them down on that. The service was great.

    They have really good wifi as well if your a working nomad like myself.

  • 4.0 star rating
    14/5/2014

    The cafe is conveniently tucked away near Broadmead. It might not look particularly inviting on the outside, but the inside is really cozy. The only things I've ever ordered here are jacket potatoes and tea. Both are amazing. When you order the jacket potato, the men behind the counter ask if you'd like cheese or butter and warm it up on the spot. After you pay at the register, they'll bring your food and hot tea around to wherever you're sitting which is nice if you're clumsy like I am.

    Anyway, the jacket potatoes are never disappointing. I'm having a hard time choosing between the bacon or roasted veggie ones. The bacon is a nice savory touch over the soft bland potato, but the roasted veggies are filling and taste great with cheese. The best part may be that a lot of the potato options cost less than £4.

    • Qype User shoy06…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    30/8/2013

    Cafe Amore is generally
    perfect place for an indoor and outdoor experience. I definitely enjoy all the
    food choices that they have. Lots of Italian dishes to choose from. Really
    delicious and good quality foods at very reasonable price.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/1/2010

    I'm not gonna lie, I've fallen in love with this place!..(which is fitting considering the English translation of 'Amore').

    Its centrally located in the heart of Bristol, yet slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Broadmead. The atmosphere inside (which is helped by the wonderful decoration) is authentic Italian. As you step through the door you are transported to a family run cafe high in the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany. The decor is finished to perfection, with an incredible attention to detail. You could easily spend the best part of an afternoon enjoying a late lunch and espresso here.

    Its large with lots of seating, yet remains very cosy and quaint. Prices are also very reasonable.

    5*

    • Qype User darq60…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    6/8/2013

    The place is really cute
    and cozy spot. They offer a variety selection of sandwiches which is really
    delicious. They had vegetarian choices to those people who are health conscious
    and never eat meats. They also had a salad selection to choose from, and a
    cheese plate menu which is really delicious.

  • 4.0 star rating
    31/12/2009

    As coffee shops go, I'm actually quite fond of Cafe Amore. Mostly due to its decor which I have to admit, blinds my judgement of a few places.  Its dark wooden interior provides a very welcome break from the soulless Broadmead shopping centre. Its distinctive interior is plastered with old advertising hoards for Sunlight Soap and Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, a time that harks back to a slightly gentler age of consumerism.

    It isn't just the aesthetics that I like though. The food is very nice and the toasted paninis are very popular with the lunchtime crowd who also have a choice of lasagne, baguettes, sandwiches and cake too.

    With an extensive coffee menu offering expressos, lattes, cappuccino, macchiatos and  creamy hot chocolates, it's no surprise that its' always busy. The service is friendly and the prices aren't too bad.

  • 5.0 star rating
    14/5/2010

    I actually really love this café and I've been here a fair few times with friends either just for a coffee or to grab a light lunch. On my first visit here the thing that impressed me most was the service - there was a lovely guy who served us and he was so friendly and chatty that I felt instantly welcomed and comfortable.

    Right, so on to the food. Café Amore offers a great range of refreshments and light lunches - but the best thing about their lunches is that they are not stingy on portions and they definitely fill you up! They do all your standard café lunches, such as paninis, jacket potatoes, salads etc - and if you are in more of a rush and don't want to sit down then you can grab a sandwich to takeaway - I personally would recommend eating in though for an enjoyable experience.

    I think I would probably go so far to say that this is one of my favourite places to grab lunch in the city centre - perfect for a relaxing and fun break from a days shopping, or just to catch up with a friend!

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/5/2010

    I don't know about you but I'm not really a fan of chain coffee shops. They pretend to have character and quirks when really they're just selling you a corporate cup of slush. In the heart of the shopping district it is nice to find an independent café like this one.

    The dark interior is covered in old tin signs and despite the name has a distinct Italian feel. The food is perfect to lunch or a quick snack as you queue up with a tray like a canteen. If you're having a cold sandwich or salad then you can head to a table but if you're having a hot drink or sandwich then a waiter will bring your food over to your table.

    The cakes and sweet treats are the main reason I love this place, as is the 'deluxe' hot chocolate with cream, mini marshmallows and a chocolate flake - yum!

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/5/2010

    This splendidly traditional coffee and sandwich shop is a real haven in the most grotty stretch of Broadmead shops. With its dark woody interior, pretty tables and chairs, mirrors, pictures and classic tea trays, it would be very at home on an old postcard. It can get quite packed during the lunch rush hour, of course, but there's plenty of room and lots of seating throughout and some outside on the pavement.

    Hot jacket potatoes with lots of different fillings, great sandwiches, cakes, fruit; it's all spread out for you to choose from - you fill your tray and then take it up to the counter and pay, so it's actually quite a quick and efficient process. You don't really have to do any ordering at all, and there's none of that frustrating nonsense you get in chain coffee shops where you have to repeart your order to a different person taking the money.

    I'd say it's not the best place for a quiet, peaceful coffee break on your own or for a catch-up with a friend, because it's quite busy and loud. It's more the sort of place you'd come to have a quick bite and a sit down during a shopping day in Broadmead. There are quite a lot of young kids and babies in here as it's very family-friendly and there's space for buggies. Just be prepared for a quick lunch in a comfortable cafe without lingering, and you won't be disappointed.

  • 3.0 star rating
    31/5/2010

    When I want a guaranteed great coffee when I'm in the center of town, Cafe Amore is definitely where I think of. It is very popular as it is, with lunch times always packed. The cafe is just what you want from a traditional Italian cafe, perfect in atmosphere and great for a quick bite, or a long restful coffee. They serve up many home made cakes, paninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads, of which I find the paninis particularly quite yummy.

    One thing to note here is the service- the staff here must eat a rainbow before their shift, because they are constantly happy. There isn't a time that I've come here before that they have shown any sign of irritability at all! Which is amazing, considering the number of hungry, grumpy people they must encounter everyday.

    I get the sense the staff are strictly prepped to provide this joyful service by the owner of this cafe, who you can see running around the joint with a bluetooth headset to his ear. How he runs the cafe works though, it is always busy and no one I've met has had a bad word to say about it!

    • Qype User tjenn…
    • Bristol
    • 5 friends
    • 124 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/11/2008

    A lunchtimecafe with a really old fashioned atmosphere
    This cafe is manic every lunchtime yet the service is surprisingly fast and efficient. They serve a great range of jackets and paninis which are always delicious and well priced you can eat in or out but if I have time I always eat in if you can find a table. In a town centre full of chain fast food outlets this is more than worth a try.
    Fantastic

    • Qype User Flashr…
    • Bristol
    • 6 friends
    • 33 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    11/7/2009

    They serve fresh food here at a good price.

    I do like their salads and jacket potatos. One thing which used to really annoy me was that they allowed smoking in the upstairs seating area! Ridiculous! Now of course they cannot allow this but when they did I would of only given this place 1 or 2 stars.

    The smoking ban has saved it's bacon and made it a nice place to be.

    • Qype User Scarle…
    • Bristol
    • 4 friends
    • 87 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    14/12/2007

    Like the previous reviewer, I love Café Amore. Its dark wooden interior provides a very welcome break from the soulless Broadmead shopping centre. Its distinctive interior is plastered with old advertising hoards for Sunlight Soap and Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, a time that harks back to a slightly gentler age of consumerism. The toasted paninis here are popular with the lunchtime crowd who also have a choice of lasagne, filled baguettes, sandwiches and cake

    With an extensive coffee menu offering expressos, lattes, cappuccino, macchiatos and the most enormous, creamy hot chocolates, it's no surprise that its' always busy in here. Service is friendly but efficient and prices are OK. I paid £2.10 for a hot choc which I thought a bit pricey until I saw the size of it! My jacket potato also came with a very generous amount of filling, just the thing to fortify you for more retail therapy!

    • Qype User fuschi…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/4/2009

    Best cafe in the centre, delicious generously portioned sandwiches, with interesting fillings like crab.

    Cosy private atmosphere, despite the fact it is often full of people. Quite dark inside so best for english cloudy days when outside isn't the place to be.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/9/2009
    First to Review

    One of my old haunts in my previous job, this quaint lil' independent cafe is full of office bods at lunchtime and you can see (and smell) why. The delicious waft of paninis and coffee can be sniffed from miles around! It is impossible to describe just how big the sandwiches are, oozing with fillings (the operative word is 'filling') like my favourite thai chicken, or roasted veg and humous. The panini itself was grilled before my eyes and peppered with sesame seeds and bursting with gloopy cheese and hot tomato. The staff are the friendliest I've ever had the pleasure to tip, and the coffee is hot, strong and Italian (yum). I'm especially into the decor - old tin advertising signs from the 50s and wooden panelling floor to ceiling. Dark and cool and a wee bit old-fashioned, ideal for a long chat and a quick bite to eat.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/1/2010

    Café Amoré is an independent jewel in the city centre, surrounded by numerous Subways and the like. Everything about this place is amazing. The food is great and the service even better. The jacket potatoes are utterly enormous - finishing a whole one deserves a medal. The sandwiches are freshly prepared and a bargain at around £2 each, depending on the filling. My personal favourite is the Mexican Tuna - I'm pretty sure they manage to stuff a whole can of fish in there alongside the chopped peppers, cucumber and red onion. The staff are some of the most friendly I've ever encountered and they can't do enough to help. Highly recommended.

    • Qype User hayjan…
    • London
    • 63 friends
    • 152 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    28/2/2010

    One of my favourite eateries in Bristol, and the perfect place to stop off for lunch during a day of shopping. The decor is all about dark wood, retro posters and vintage signage, and the place feels really clean, welcoming, warm and - despite its large size - cosy. The service is incredible, and despite the cheap prices and self service, the efficient waiters will bring your food and drinks to your table in an instant. For huge paninis, tasty salads, jumbo sarnies and steaming plates of authentic lasagne, this is the place to go. And the hot chocolate is to die for.

    • Qype User rossan…
    • Bristol
    • 29 friends
    • 120 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    6/12/2007

    Cafe Amore is my favourite cafe in Broadmead. A lovely atmosphere -- not like most IKEA inspired cafes! It also has great food, which can't be just my opinion because it's always packed at lunch time. The only thing I don't like about it is that the tea is ridiculously expensive... one pound 10 for a mug's worth, when some places charge 60p for a whole teapot's worth. Normally I wouldn't mind, but I am so... woefully... broke.

    • Qype User localy…
    • Bristol
    • 5 friends
    • 111 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    21/8/2008

    This is the best place to lunch in Bristol City Centre. The service is quick and friendly, even if you only have a short lunch break in which to buy your lunch. If you have more time to spare you can hang around and soak up the pleasant atmosphere but if you don't, just grab your freshly toasted panini and run (the panini is by far the best choice!)

    • Qype User xsara…
    • Bristol
    • 19 friends
    • 118 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    13/11/2008

    excellent place for a nice lunch and drink. lovely atmosphere in the cafe with very friendly staff.

    • Qype User KeiH…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 45 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    29/11/2008

    From the outside, this cafe looks as though it ought to be situated in Southern Italy, with it darkwood work and golden lettering. Although the inside appears to be like a canteen (and operates a canteen style service), the espresso is surprisingly good and it's good to see these smaller Cafes competing with the big boys. If you like your coffee strong, and intense, I'd recommend this place.

    • Qype User jocast…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 8 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/8/2011

    This has to be the best cafe in Bristol and this is from someone who runs a sandwich shop! The salads are amazing as they are far healthier than the usual mayo laced varieties. The paninis are huge and good value. The place is always buzzing and is immaculate, the manager is always present and runs a tight ship. The staff are very friendly, I just love this place!

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