A new start - come and be a part of it!

Welcome to our first Spike Island Café news bulletin, brought to you by the makers of the much loved Folk House Café.  On 1st December 2015 we moved into Spike Island Café and started cooking.  We met the locals, the regulars and the suspicious, have poured coffees, teas and soup, battled new tills and grills, fed the people and now we feel like we are home and settled in our new community.  Thank you all for welcoming us so warmly!

Be a part of our transformation!

Already two thirds of the way there please take the time to visit our crowdfunding page by clicking on the poster above, and pledge if you can. 


We want to attract local people and also reach out across Bristol to engage new people. To help us do this we have great plans to transform the interior into a vibrant, ethical arts café to complement Spike Island, an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design.  We are crowdfunding to pay for this transformation so we can use the best artisans, the best local people and skills to make this a truly collaborative project.

There are some enticing rewards to help you decide to pledge, from a groovy Spike Café mug to having the whole café for your own party... check them out!

Some of the things your money will go towards:

  • training and mentoring of our cooks to understand the ethics and sustainability in food
  • hiring the best local designers and makers to help create a perfect space for the whole community
  • hiring weavers and upholsterers who are keeping valuable skills alive

Food is our thing and we are really good at it, but good food alone is not enough. We need your help to bring together all the components that will make Spike Island Café a success - whatever the reason you visit we want you to want to come back.

Get 20p off every hot drink
Just bring your own mug!  If you choose the Mug Reward from our Crowdfunder Campaign, just think, you can use that forever after.

Wedding venue required? Big birthday coming up?

Pledge for your party HERE! £900 includes canapés and a welcome drink, plus the venue for a whole evening.
We can of course add superb catering, music, balloons and whatever else you might want for your perfect day - just ask0117 954 4030.

The cafe is available to hire with or without pledging - call for more information.