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Reviewed 4 May 2023

We decided to have our coffee here two mornings in a row because the atmosphere is so inviting. The only complaint I have is that the lines moved slowly because there were only two people working. I had a simple black coffee that was delicious,...and the Portuguese pasteis de nata was fantastic. They also have books available for you to read.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

No greeting from staff member - just a bored glare. Unfortunately they seem to have stopped doing filter coffee. A black Americano was virtually undrinkable. It’s probably better drowned with milk but good black coffee should be a given, especially in an establishment called Coffee...#1. Seemed little point in complaining to aforementioned bored staff member. Dirty toilets - the whole place needs some tic. Used to be a regular but won’t be back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Great coffee (choice of House or STRONG!) and suitably squidgy cake ,in a relaxing and quirky ambience. Like others posting here, I found there does seems to be a bit or roulette as to the commitment of staff. Fortunately for me the 'poor' one ignored...me long enough for the 'good' one to take my order. Hopefully the cream (or is should that be the frothy milk) will rise to the top.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

Awful experience this morning, I’m a regular here and this morning their contactless wasn’t working which is totally fair enough. However they let the woman before me pay later as she’s a regular, but wouldn’t let me do the same, despite coming in every day....They then told me to download an app which said I needed a card for (didn’t have on me, hence paying contactless) , then I told them this and they shrugged as if to say it wasn’t there problem. Please in future just tell customers in advance that contactless isn’t working instead of letting them wait in a queue for 15 minutes. Such a shame as I live next door and I’m here every morning but the past few times the experience has been sub par. Luckily spicer and Cole is 1 min away, your served quickly there and it’s cheaper!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Me and my mum are both regulars to coffee #1, with welshback being a coffee stop for our Sunday dog walks quite regularly (once every week or two). The drinks are great however we had a less than impressive experience this morning due to the...service provided by the server with purple hair - I’m not entirely sure of their name. Ordered drinks all fine but then when we picked up a paper cup for our dog, we were told “not to snatch and to ask if we wanted one” when asked why we were told “it’s so people don’t breath on them”. I’d understand if we had reached over to grab something that wasn’t for us to take, but they were at the front of the counter at arms length, alongside the pot of straws that were told to “help ourselves to” by another server. If we had been spoken to correctly we would have been full of apologies for the oversight but in this instance it was just embarrassing and we were almost made to feel like criminals for taking a paper cup. The server spoke to us smiling through gritted teeth, sarcasm fully intended with an eye roll thrown in for good measure. Perhaps if you had them better placed out of the way of customers, people would have better understanding of the rules. Especially when these rules are so crossed over and we’re told to “help ourselves” to some items but not to others. Or at least some signage perhaps?! And just in regards to the customer service - please try to be kind. People are allowed to have bad days, but this doesn’t have to result in passing your bad days on to others. Everyone’s fighting battles and your two minute interaction could make or break another persons day. ThanksMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Just called in for a coffee. Card machine took payment and said ‘approved’. The person serving said ‘sorry that’s not gone through’. So I tried again. ‘Approved’ again. I was assured that I would only get charged once, in a really patronising way, and advised...to check my bank statement if I was worried. Checking my online banking app, I was charged twice. Showing this to the person serving just resulted in an eye-roll and a shrug. Worst customer service ever - I was made to feel it was my fault. Coffee was fine, but I won’t be coming again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Great coffee etc.and service.I love Coffee 1. Your sofas and seats need some tlc. as the leather is detiorating. I know its expensive but you need to get them recovered at the very least. Not pleasant having black bits sticking on your sunscreen lol. Love...you guys.xMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

Spotted this place while walking past and decided to drop in. Great spot for a light breakfast and good coffee. Clean with a pleasant ambience and nice staff.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

In spite of the fact that it is a mini-chain, they currently have good, though not top, speciality coffee. Ample room and very comfortable seating, coupled with above the bar quality, is the main attraction for me. It gets very busy in the early mornings,...but the guys at the counter are well organised.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

Handy place to visit on a cold winters morning with the wind coming of the water going straight through you!! Dog friendly and indeed human friendly this is a very chilled out easy place to enjoy. Nice hot drinks, reasonable priced and comfy seating.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

Walking back to the car from M Shed, happened across Coffee#1 - Welsh Back. Feeling thirsty, nipped in for a takeaway Large Vanilla Café Latte - though what i was served was a little on the small size to say the least! Nice coffee though,...but steep at £3.25. Good fast efficient service and i left with a bag of used coffee grounds FOC as fertiliser for the garden - thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely sunny corner spot near the harbour . Great service, good range of breakfast options and plenty of seating with some outside space too. Perfect set up for a day visiting Bristol.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

The iced drinks were nice but avoid the strawberry tart. It’s just an out of date biscuit with cheap squirts cream and a few tinned strawberries. Not as nice as it looks.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

I like this place and go there regularly. Lovely coffee, pastries, staff etc but putting ONE rasher of bacon in a £3.50 bacon bap is pretty pathetic (what's the margin on that?). I should have complained - not sure why I didn't. Anyway - if...you order a bacon bap make sure you stipulate that you want more than one rasher.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

Can't beat a cofee#1. great stop off spot for cakes, drinks and a good chat. Lots of dogs make an appearance too!

Date of visit: January 2020
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WelshBackManager, General Manager at Coffee#1 Welsh Back, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Hi Peter, thank you for the lovely review! Our furrier visitors are always a delight, aren't they? Looking forward to having you again soon!

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Hello, to my knowledge, not any time soon as Welshback store doesn't have many customers after 6 PM. Kind regards, Store Manager
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COFFEE#1 WELSH BACK, Bristol - Old City - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Coffee#1 Welsh Back is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4