Home of proper food.

We believe in creating a more sustainable, wholesome and joyful world, one plate of food at a time.


Situated in the renowned Spike Island, international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, we are the sister café to the much loved Folk House Café and offer a wonderful setting for everyone. Whether you’re visiting the gallery, having a pit-stop for a coffee during a harbour walk or coming equipped with a laptop to use our WiFi and have lunch, you can be assured of good coffee, great food and a warm welcome.

We walk our talk.  Recently we signed up to the Soil Association's newest initiative Organic Served Here and recieved 3 stars which means 50-75% of the produce we use is certified organic - we really do buy, cook and serve our food with care.

 “eat food. not too much. mostly plants.”

Michael Pollan

Please call 0117 954 4030 or email for more information or enquire about hiring the cafe or our catering services.



0117 954 4030


133 Cumberland Road
Bristol BS1 6UX


Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm

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We are delighted to present our Crowdfunder Business Sponsors :

The fabulous Greenhouse B&B

The fabulous Greenhouse B&B

Delicious and ethical coffee.

Delicious and ethical coffee.

Ethical banking.

Ethical banking.


The quality and taste of our food speaks for itself - come and try it!  We ain’t fancy, just good cooks using great ingredients to bring you fresh, tasty and well priced breakfasts, lunches and catering for any event you feel like throwing at us.

We use the best of local and organic ingredients, sourcing from suppliers we trust and have worked with for years.  

These include Four Seasons Organics, Bruton Dairy, Essential Trading and the Severn Project

Our wines and spirits are organic from Vinceremos, and beers such as Wiper & True and Bath Ales are local.  We have a huge range of soft drinks and teas and delicious coffee from  Clifton Coffee.

Buffet, seated, cocktails and canapés - your party, your way!

Buffet, seated, cocktails and canapés - your party, your way!

The Cooking Company Limited

We now operate as the Cooking Company Limited which runs both Spike Island Café and Folk House Café plus all our catered events, on and off either site.  So what ever your query, be it booking a table in either café or wanting to discuss wedding menus you can contact us on our new email address :

Website :

It's your party

We can cater any event, weddings, birthdays, meetings, launches, leaving do's... you get the picture.

The café space will seat 60 comfortably for dinner, or 100 for a standing canapé or buffet party.  The chairs and tables can be arranged in any format you choose.  We have a well stocked bar highlighting organic wines, local beers and interesting soft drinks.

We don't charge a hire fee, simply having a minimum bar spend requirement.

Take a look at our sample menus HERE.

We also cater events in other locations, just let us know your requirements.

Call:   0117 954 4030   Email:

Spike Island Café
133 Cumberland Rd
Spike Island
Bristol BS1 6UX


Telephone: 0117 954 4030


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