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Rainbow Cafe

10 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
+44 117 973 8937
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
4 Apr 2017
“Nice brunch”
14 Mar 2017
“Over to the Rainbow.”
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Cafe, British, Healthy
10 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is not the place to come for a quick meal but it is a nice breakfast. The toast with beans and scrambled eggs was very nice, the bread they use for toast is delicious. OH said his salmon with scrambled eggs was very good,...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Set in the village of Clifton, the Rainbow cafe is a quaint establishment. Family run, this cafe stands out on its own. Positioned not too far from the main road, in a quiet but busy part of Clifton. The hours of opening are Monday to...More

Thank ipchung
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Rainbow cafe on a recent saturday morning. OH had the full english breakfast and I had scrambled egg and baked beans on toast. They took a little while to arrive but I expect that when something is made...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lite lunch, about an hour later food arrived. Very mediocre, if only we moved on a bit further and went somewhere else.... sorry but true. Yes it was busy (n very hot), yes there we're only two people working(why... it's Saturday!) at...More

Thank PLM167
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Popped in here for a hot coffee with cake. Great choice. My friend and I love the atmosphere. friendly staff. Lots of scones and teas going out to the customers. We will return as everyone was very friendly and helpful to us.

Thank BristolDawn1
Reviewed 9 October 2016

we went back here after having a good pot of tea some months back,we were bitterly disappointed when we went back.a pot of tea and a scone with scraping of butter no jam and just one tiny scone was for two £9.50 .disgusting since at...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I go to the Rainbow pretty frequently, both during the day and to the brilliant music nights that are held there. I live in the middle of CV and could eat almost anywhere, but always go back to the Rainbow. The staff cant do enough...More

Thank aliclark2016
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Popped in here for a coffee and scone, and were pleasantly surprised by the warm friendly atmosphere. The staff were helpful and the service very good. Seemed to have a few regulars which helped to give it a good vibe. Coffee and scone were jolly...More

Thank robert g
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We chose to eat at this cafe because it was in a pretty little street and had a certificate of excellence from trip advisor. We ordered one of the specials of the day, cottage pie. The price of this was not displayed. When it arrived...More

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A refreshing change from the big chains. There was quite a large group of us in for coffee, and the lady in charge was friendly, efficient and solicitous. Prices were reasonable and there were toys for children and books etc for adults too.

Thank cltc43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 973 8937
  • E-mail
We are, to quote one of customers,'not just a cafe!'We have an art gallery, sell good quality second hand books,sell Rainbow Pottery and hold regular evening events such as Music Nights,'Needles and Nosh'(a knitting and natter group),Book Clubs, Yoga and our famous 'Rant Nights'. Our warm friendly cafe is family run and everything is cooked fresh on the premises. We only use locally sourced products and provide gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
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