Boston Tea Party, Clifton bristol
Boston Tea Party, which started in Bristol, has been a real favourite amongst those who like ethically sourced local produce, as Boston as it’s known locally, source around 80% of their food and drink in the local area.
To quote them, “Our mission is to serve simple & well-prepared food & drinks made with great ingredients, skill & love. Ethically sourced, affordable, feel-good & excellent quality. Made from scratch onsite everyday.”
I have always liked the original Boston on Park Street in Bristol best of all. The atmosphere is great and you will find yourself amongst a real mix of people in the Georgian townhouse cafe, especially upstairs which has been enlarged over the years to take in part of the upstairs area of the once destination vinyl record shop, Replay which was next door but unfortunately has long since gone. Park Street was once renowned for record shops and buying a cd or record on a Saturday morning, followed by a coffee in Boston is something I along with many Bristolians miss I’m sure.
Boston has expanded over the years and now has cafes in Bath, Cheltenham, Honiton, Birmingham, Barnstaple, Worcester, Salisbury, Harborne, Ringwood and Exeter as well as several new locations in Bristol (recently refurbished on Whiteladies Road, Clifton) however unlike many chains they have maintained individuality and you don’t feel like the accountants have been all over every ounce of sugar!
Wifi is free and easy to access and the staff in the Clifton Village Boston which we visited today are very friendly, offering to bring you more coffee when they come to collect plates etc, instead of always having to go and queue up again, which often results in many people not having a second cup when they otherwise might. I think many cafes could learn from this small detail and customer orientated approach that Boston have.
I tried the soup of the day which was freshly made butternut squash and bacon which is well worth visiting Boston for alone! Absolutely delicious.
All in a all a great and friendly chain of Westcountry cafes which we at Fear On Food recommend you give a try.
What we ate and drank:
3 medium Lattes
1 Frobishers Mango juice
1 Kids Pancake with syrup (comes with Bacon but we asked not to have it)
1 Tuna Melt
1 Soup of the Day
Boston Tea Party
1 Princess Victoria Street
Fear On Food Rating 3 Forks