Kale & Kettle (closed)


Studio A, 25 – 27, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3PY


Very sad to announce its our last week of being open, ever!

Lap up all the noodles, Akkras, Sushi and Kale slaw you can before we’re gone!

Thank you to all of our loyal customers who kept us going, we couldn’t have done it without you.


Vegetarian Cafe/Restaurant situated in the vibrant area of Stokes Croft, Bristol.

At kale & Kettle we set our standards as high as our ethics. We treat our locally sourced ingredients with great love and respect. We like to show how easy and delicious it is to eat a plant based diet. We aim to maintain a positive and relaxed atmosphere for our customers.

A vibrant mix of deliciously different cuisines. From Japanese to Jamaican, from Indian to Classic English, from Mexican to Italian, with the concept of vegetarianism and veganism holding the pieces together.

All ethical, all seasonal, all tasty, all good!


Adam & Eve (closed)


7 Hope Chapel Hill, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4ND


It is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce the imminent closure of the Adam and Eve. We have had some real issues over the last couple of months trying to keep the building and the equipment operating, which has cost us large unforeseen chunks of money. While we are hugely passionate about what we are doing in the Eve, there is only so long we can sustain spending such large amounts of cash on a building that is not ours and fixing equipment that is causing us to lose money on a week by week basis.

The support we have had in the Eve over the last 3 months has been nothing short of spectacular. We can’t thank everyone who has came down and used the place enough. The events have sold out, and the feedback we’ve had to the food has been amazing. We hope that this is not the end to what we are trying to achieve, just an interlude until we find a new premises. In the meantime, our head chef Lisa will be heading to Small Bar to take on a role there. So expect the vegan offering there to increase!

Our last day trading will be Sunday 3rd April.

Thanks again for all your support folks.

The Black Sheep (closed)


61 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8AD

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Dear lovely customers

It is with HUGE sadness that we have to announce that The Black Sheep Cafe will be closing its doors for the last time on Saturday the 4th of June (this coming Saturday).

This has been a very difficult decision but due to our financial situation, it has become impossible to continue.

We have done our very best to provide Gloucester Road with a vegan/vegetarian venue and have supported our fellow Gloucester Road traders when buying ingredients wherever possible. Unfortunately, our costs are simply too high and we cannot afford to continue without making sacrifices in quality or ignoring our principles of not advocating animal cruelty.

There are not enough words to say thank you…for all your support!!

It has been incredibly nice meting all of you lovely people and we can definitely say that we have made some great friends along the way.

It is not the end! We hope to do a few festivals this summer and lots more next year. We have a couple of weddings and catering events lined up and are on the lookout for more opportunities should any of you like us to help with your events.
For our last week, we have decided to go 100% vegan, to show our respect for Bristol’s vegan community, especially for those of you that come week in and week out to support us.
We would like to invite you all to a good by for now event at 17:30 on Saturday the 4th of June for a little send off.
Lots of love,

Mayte and Andy,
The Black Sheep

Roll For The Soul (closed)


2 Quay Street, Bristol BS1 2JL

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We’re sorry to say that we’ll be closing at the end of 2017 (Sat Dec 23rd). It’s still some way off at the time of writing (September), but now that the decision’s been made we want to let people know.

We have a choice about whether to renew our lease for another five years from early 2018. After looking at how likely it is that we’d be able to run a viable business throughout that time, we’ve decided: not likely enough to be worth the risk.

If we call time at the end of the year, we can go out making sure that everyone gets paid for their work, all our suppliers get paid, and we don’t leave a mess behind. We can do it with dignity and on our terms. If we commit to another five years, it may well not be so clean and tidy.

There are lots of reasons why we’ve reached this conclusion, but the simplest explanation is that it’s become more and more difficult to be profitable. We’ve looked at lots of things that we could do to make more money, or spend less. But it’s difficult to see a solution that avoids compromises we don’t want to make.

We’re so grateful for the support we’ve had over the last four years. It’s been a humbling and joyful experience to meet so many great people, to have so many people help us out, and to be part of an enormous, diverse and wonderful network of individuals and organisations who stand for something better than profit-at-all-costs. We’ll try to thank as many of you as we can in person over the coming months.

So we’ll be gone from Quay Street come Christmas. At the moment it’s our intention to continue as normal until then, but that may change as people find other work. We’ll keep you posted.

We’d really love these last few months to be fun and full of bikes, talks, workshops, music and all the other stuff that brings people together under our roof. It’s sad to be going, but it’s good to have been here, so we’d like to celebrate that. Please join in if you’d like to.

Roll for the Soul is a not-for-profit bike café, workshop and event space.  We have a cafe and workshop side by side, so you can get a good feed, a good coffee, and get your bike fixed up all at the same time.

Our light, bright, licensed cafe offers healthy, hearty vegetarian and vegan food from good sources at good prices. We’re not totally organic (although all our dairy and many of our other ingredients are) or local (although many of our suppliers are, including our good friends at East Bristol Bakery and Edible Futures, both of whom deliver by bike). But we do take pride in working with suppliers who share our values and avoiding those who don’t. The standard menu is here, but we have a range of specials every day too.

Maitreya Social (closed)


89 St Mark’s Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6HY

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Yes the rumours are true, Maitreya Social is in the process of changing hands. Myself and the team will be operating until the 15th September as normal. I am moving to California to pursue many new things. The new owners will indeed be the Bristolian. As far as their plans for the restaurant go I am not involved and so I would rather not speculate. Best wishes, Barney

Maitreya Social is a friendly, neighbourhood veggie and vegan restaurant in the heart of Easton. Established since 2001, Maitreya is Bristol’s vegetarian restaurant. 100% vegetarian and with plenty of vegan and gluten free options our menus are contemporary, hearty, inspiring and inclusive.

We are committed to using the best seasonal, local and fair-trade produce that we can. Now also bringing a friendly bar to St Marks Rd.

Maitreya Social is known for a warm welcome. With affordable dining, it is the place to be amongst friends.The cosy bar stocks a mixture of organic beers, wines and spirits, draughts and great cocktails – all veggie. The friendly and relaxed restaurant serves delicious breakfasts, healthy hearty lunches at the weekends & an innovative evening menu from Tuesday to Saturday.

Phoenix Cafe (veg)


Pithay Studios, All Saints St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 2LZ



So we have had to make a big decision and close Phoenix Cafe on All Saints Street at the end of Jan. As you can see from the photo it has now been covered with scaffolding and concealed by a truck by the landlords (without warning). BUT! This is not the end… Phoenix will rise again and find a bigger better venue. Thank you to everyone has supported Phoenix, loves you millions!!! We’re taking a couple of months off to find a new home xxx

An arts hub, cafe and shop based in the centre of Bristol with a strong ethos of reuse.

Established in 2014, Phoenix converted the ground level of the Pithay building into a multi-use space in collaboration with Meanwhile Creative. Supporting residents of the in house studios, and local artists and businesses. The space is also open for use by projects for workshops and events, while the pop up shop supports Bristol based businesses by providing an affordable retail outlet.

A pop up space for independent retailers, free meeting and exhibition space. Vegan and Vegetarian Catering. We only charge £20 per day for our kitchen, its the best place for people to try and experiment with their ideas.