Pinkmans has been one of my favourite go-tos since they opened their doors late last year. I sort of had my doubts at first, Bristol doesn’t need ANOTHER bakery, right ? Wrong. Oh so very wrong. Pinkmans Bakery is indeed a bakery at heart, but their food and drink offerings extend way beyond that. So there’s bread, plenty of brunch choices (usually involving bread), savoury and sweet pastries galore, sourdough-nuts, pizza, coffee, cocktails and more! Everything is baked and cooked at the back of the cafe right in front of its loyal customers, the wood-fired oven is mesmerising and it’s a real joy to see a bakers craft at work.
When Pinkmans invited me and Monalogue to sample their menu, I couldn’t wait to try their brunch offerings as I usually just grab and go. I went for the Shakshuka with added chorizo and brioche bread on the side, while Mona opted for the classic avocado toast with fresh tomato salsa. Greedily followed by a peach melba doughnut, generously filled with raspberry cream. Who can say no to that? Two very happy bloggers indeed.
Reasons to visit Pinkmans Bakery:
- Doughnuts. Bristol has some fine contenders for the best doughnut, I have to say Pinkmans always come out top for me.
- You can buy a picnic box with some of their best baked goods. Even if the place is packed and you aren’t lucky enough to grab a seat, grab a picnic box and feast in Brandon Park situated right behind.
- Instagram-able interiors, it’s not just the food that’s drool worthy! I know I’m not the only who cares about this…
- Bread. Seems obvious, but their freshly baked bread is available to buy too and being just around the corner from Pinkmans, my kitchen is very rarely without it.
- Sourdough-nuts. Yes I already said doughnuts but I cannot stress this enough! Seriously good, their flavour combinations are on rotation with the seasons too.
85 Park Street