Bristol isn't short of coffee venues, that's for sure and Whiteladies definitely has it's fair share. In the Autumn of last year Tradewind Espresso joined the ranks. A neat little cafe opposite the Kitchen's shop. Jo and I met for lunch one Friday to try out their food offerings. Priding themselves on seasonal menus of cafe classics with as much locally sourced produce as possible, Tradewind make all their own cakes, chutneys and even nut milks.
I decided to try out their Buddha Bowl, a roasted pumpkin and grain salad, with the optional poached egg and a date and walnut aioli dressing. Jo decided to opt for their Full Easterly, a full English breakfast. We sipped at green teas whilst taking in the decor. It's simple and the cushions and natural light make for a relaxed atmosphere. We weren't waiting too long before our food arrived.
My bowl of goodness looked beautiful and Jo passed on her mushroom to me to add to my salad. The dressing was gorgeous really flavoursome. The egg was runny and went well with the quinoa. The only downside was that some of the leaves used in the salad were a touch too bitter for my personal tastes. And for £8.50 I did think it was a bit steep price wise. Likewise the breakfast was £9.50 which for a breakfast is above what the expected rate is. We decided to take in some of their home made cakes to finish off our visit so I had the apple one and Jo picked a brownie.
The cakes were perfect. I rarely find a decent apple cake and this one hit the mark. I hope this is one that's in their regular selection during the Winter. The brownie was gooey but the raspberries added the necessary tartness, both were devoured swiftly. Tradewind offers some great quality food and flavours, worth a visit perhaps more of a weekend treat than an every day lunch venue just because of the price. To find out more about Tradewind check out their website
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