City Guide // Pinkmans Bakery, Bristol…

Lou Archell Pinkmans July 2016-12Pinkmans Bakery is a newish kid on the bakery/cafe scene here in Bristol.  Taking up residence in the former Goldbrick House restaurant on Park Street.  The location seems perfect for the lunchtime shoppers and nearby office workers.  It was buzzing when we arrived, full of people grabbing a quick sandwich on the go, or sitting with co-workers over laptops and coffee.

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Pinkmans from the outside looks like any other shop and cafe, but Pinkmans is first and foremost a bakery, it bakes and makes everything on site.  From the kitchen it offers bread & breakfast, sour-dough-nuts, coffee, lunch salads & sandwiches, wood fired sourdough pizza, and more.Lou Archell Pinkmans July 2016-11 Lou Archell Pinkmans July 2016-10

Dan and I couldn’t decide on what to eat, the variety and quality of everything at the counter looked so so amazing.  Finally, as it was a bakery, I decided I should try the bread and ordered a mozzarella and avocado baguette, made from sour dough. In fact all of the bakery is made from sour dough, from the breads to the pizza bases to even the doughnuts.

Dan chose a roast beef ciabatta, followed by a mocha doughnut. Those doughnuts – omg!  I have never tasted a sweet so good.  The peach melba (shown below) was lovingly devoured, wishing it would go on forever. I am glad I don’t work nearby as this could become a dangerous obsession!

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Lou Archell Pinkmans July 2016-9The food is spot on at Pinkmans, and so is the decor. Plants drip from the ceiling, copper accents are everywhere from the serving bar to the lighting.  The kitchen is open for all to see the bakers hard at work, and the pizza oven flaming in the back.  I love the menu board and the shelves behind the counter, it has a continental feel about it, like stepping into a cafe in Paris or Berlin.

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It is so brilliant to see a busy, vibrant, independent bakery thriving in the heart of the City. I shall be back, once my waistline has dealt with that doughnut!


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