Bold Street Coffee
Open since 2010, BSC is something of an institution and the place to go if you’re in need of caffeine sustenance. Breakfast, brunch and all things cheap and lunch-like are also on the menu, while the Scandi stripped wood and art-adorned walls make it a great place to chill out.
All the coffees are here, including a puppachino, along with a selection of teas. They’re also home to the soft serve, a kind of caffeinated Mr Whippy – the signature Espresso Soft Serve, made with the house espresso, is a real crowd-pleaser during the warmer months. Versions introduced as limited-edition specials have included the bitter-sweet Ruby Espresso, the Cereal Milk (imagine that sweet milk left at the bottom of your bowl of cereal, but with a kick) and a donut-inspired flavour. BSC are into their donuts (sic) – the bright pink Homer, complete with sprinkles, is a firm favourite – and other sweet treats include croissants and the slightly healthier super yoghurt bowl filled with honey Greek yoghurt, fresh berries, granola, seed mix and compote. Breakfast butties and brunch buoys are big on Bold Street, and available to eat in, enjoy on the sunny terrace area or take away. The latter consists of a toasted brioche bun stuffed, burger style, with various fillings, from the Veggie Buoy, which is stacked high with smashed avocado, mushroom, hash brown, fried egg, onion jam and cheese, to the Mish Mash Buoy, which includes all those breakfast favourites of egg, bacon, sausage, cheese, tomato, black pudding, crispy hash brown, mushrooms and brown sauce, all “mish moshed” (diced and mixed) rather than going for the heavy stack. Alternatively, you can build your own using any of the breakfast items – the bigger the better?
In a rush? There are ready-made sandwiches to grab and go – the likes of roasted chickpea and sliced avocado served on granary bread with beetroot hummus and rocket, or the chicken katsu sanga with pickled cabbage and diced lettuce on thick sliced white bread – plus meat or vegan sausage rolls.
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