Nestled between two converted office spaces on Lower Park Row, you may not have realised Beatroot Café have reopened given their ‘covert’ presence. In fact, the only hint they gave when they reopened in May was an updated cover photo on their Facebook page which featured an ‘open’ sign captioned “looks like we’re back open!”
Inside, Beatroot’s tall, narrow form spreads the café out over four floors with a (now not so) secret garden accessible from the bottom floor and an office/ stockroom at the very top.
The furnishings are a mix of upcycled furniture which gives the café a homey look on the lower floors whilst the upper floor is populated by a single long table and a small library filled with old classic books (squee!), giving it a more intimate feel. Surrounded by the backs of several neighbouring houses, the garden is a great space for a dry day and has multiple benches for you to perch on which are dotted amongst potted plants. The bright orange mural on one side, gives the garden an extra pop of colour and quirky Stokes Croft-esque edge.
Now that winter is around the corner many of you (new Bristol students in particular) will be on the hunt for places where you can study or catch up with friends. With plenty of nooks and crannies to hide yourself away in and situated only five minutes away from Bristol University campus, Beatroot is a winner.