Alex Does Coffee (Dockyard Studios)

Opening Times
Wed & Thur - 0830 - 1530;
Fri - 0830 - 1500;
Sat & Sun - 1030 - 1600
£WeekendEarly BirdCasual DiningCafeTakeawayBrunchSoupSandwichSweet TreatCoffeeBakery

Address
Dockyard Studios, Spike Island, Bristol
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Why we love it

Alex is most definitely the hostess with the mostest. Having started her coffee journey as a pretty nifty barista at a properly thirsty law firm, she eventually took the plunge and decided to build her first café at Two's Company (proudly sporting a handmade bean bar, hand-decorated walls and lovingly curated fixtures and fittings, it truly was pieced together from the ground up).

A couple of years and many hundreds of happy customers later, Alex's plunge reflex has kicked in again... and she's surfaced for air in an esoteric oasis of Bristolian creativity: the disarmingly lovely and refreshingly off-radar Dockyard Studios.

For anyone yet to visit Alex Does Coffee @ Dockyard Studios, you're in for a real treat. Tucked away beneath an art studio, this beautiful cafe is a real needle in a haystack to locate. A hint: it's next to one of Bristol's most famous street art pieces, Banksy's 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum'. If you fancy a brisk walk around the harbour-side, Alex Does Coffee @ Dockyard Studios is a perfectly poised pit stop for a pick-me-up – warm your cockles on a bowl of homemade veggie soup and thick cut, crusty bread from the Loaf bakery. Inside, you'll encounter a bright, white, clean aesthetic, with enormous French windows looking out across the water to the beautiful coloured houses of Hotwells. Inside, it's a veritable hive of activity; there's an abundance of greenery and pot plants within, and crowds of intense artists working away upstairs. Culinarily speaking, expect a bountiful counter that's overflowing with sweet treats, pastries, flapjacks, cakes and more.

Alex Does Coffee @ Dockyard is a true hidden gem, far from the madding crowds and off the beaten track, but well worth the voyage of discovery. You're welcome!


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27/10/2019

Really lovely quirky space. Love the fact that they have a pop up in the studios. They also have cute cups!

13/10/2019

Great coffee, cool little place tucked away on walk round waterfront

13/10/2019

Alex was delightful and the latte she made me was delicious by any means, let alone when factoring in the stupidly low price paid. I also had a slice of caramel and espresso brownie that was quite possibly life-changing; produced in Bristol by Cakesmith. It’s a very snug shop therefore I ventured outside for a seat and could take in the view of the coloured houses of Hotwells and masts on the harbour. Next time I visit I’ll be sure to try a melty toastie made with fresh, local sourdough bread. Alex Does Coffee is a hidden gem!

09/09/2019

Lovely atmosphere and great coffee.

08/09/2019

Great cheese and avocado toastie and brilliant coffee

18/08/2019

Amazing coffee


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