Opening hours Gallery: Wednesday to Sunday 12–5pm



Emmeline Café at Spike Island (2021). Photograph by Max McClure



Emmeline Café and Bar is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–5pm, Sunday 10am–4pm.

Emmeline Café and Bar at Spike Island is a fresh, bright and friendly community café bar with a focus on wholesome food and drink and conscious environmental practices.

We take pride in our healthy approach to making delicious food for all tastes and dietary requirements, whilst maintaining close links with local suppliers and producers.

“Can’t fault this place! Great location, friendly staff, and amazing food at a reasonable price! By far the best all round cafe in Bristol and I’ve been to most of them! Keep up the great work! ★★★★” – Trip Advisor reviewer

“...[A] vibrant little south Bristol spot, where it is all too easy to while away a morning over a hot coffee and fresh, flaky pastry.” – Ellie Pipe, Bristol 247

A selection of photographs taken overhead of a range of colourful food dishes, a pink juice drink with a flower floating on the top, blue plates filled with colourful salads, a bowl of red and orange tomatoes and a stack of brown cookies.

On the counter are grilled sandwiches, salad boxes, cakes, pastries and breakfast pots (eat in or take away). At lunchtime our kitchen serves several hot dishes which change daily. Our varied brunch menu is served at the weekend, alongside Bloody Mary’s and fresh juices. Beers and cocktails are also available


Our café has step-free access and a spacious layout in which we nurture a lively, community-focused space to work, relax and connect with the heart of Spike Island. The café is also dog-friendly.

Vauxhall Bridge closed from 2 October for repair work

Please be aware: Vauxhall Bridge is temporarily closing from 2 October for repair work. If you are travelling to Spike Island from south of the river, use the Gaol Ferry Bridge or Ashton Avenue Bridge.