The Arts House Café is a comfortable and beautifully furnished cafe right in the heart of the bohemian quarter of Bristol.

We take pride in our carefully crafted, locally sourced menu as well as provide an extensive range of teas, single source coffees, cakes and alcohol.

Who We Are

A few friends got together sometime in mid 2017 and started their search for the right venue to compliment their skills; 6 months later, in January 2018, The Arts House was opened under new ownership. Although the name remains the same, the internal design, food and drink menus and overall style has been transformed completely.


We support local artists, offering a platform for them to showcase their work, and our event space hosts a weekly cinema club, open mic night and underground comedy every fortnight.

The Arts House is a great venue for musicians to perform and is available for hosting private parties and events.

Whats Brewing

We serve a medium roast fairtrade single origin coffee, provided by The E1 Project by Clifton Coffee Roasters.

We offer organic cows milk, offer oat & almond alternatives.
Currently brewing: El Salvador Finca Buena Vista.

Customer Reviews

Sample Menu

Toasted brioche, butter, homemade marmalade


Smoked haddock, rarebit toast


Cider rarebit, toast


Arts House Breakfast

Bacon, merguez sausage, mushroom, tomato,  toast, black pudding, homemade chorizo baked beans, chorizo, fried duck egg

Scrambled eggs on toast

Add smoked salmon £2.0

Eggs benedict with serrano ham single / double

£5.5 / £8.0

Avocado on toast with poached eggs

Add serrano ham £2.0

Borlotti beans on toast with poached eggs


Sandwiches - please see board


Sandwich, crisps and soft/hot drink

Three * for  £12
Three * and a 125ml glass of house wine £14

*Homemade bread and oils


*Nocellara del Belice olives


*Pea and mint soup with chilli (veg)


*Heritage tomatoes, goats cheese, tomato essence and wild garlic


*Cured hake, fennel, salsa verde and raddish


*Roasted hispi, romesco and duck egg 


Smoked haddock, spelt risotto, spring onions (£2 supplement)


Pan fried hake, langoustine bisque, and shaved fennel (£3 supplement)


Rare Hangar steak, chorizo and wild garlic (£3 supplement)


*Chips with truffle oil 


*Salad of radishes, fennel, celeriac and gem lettuce


*Banana loaf and chocolate sorbet


*Chocolate brownie salted caramel


*Blackberry sorbet (veg)


Please inform a member of staff if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. We will be happy to advise which dishes are suitable. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the absence of traces of nuts or other allergens. Game may contain shot.


Monday — Sunday  10am - 4pm


Wednesday — Saturday 6 - 9.30pm

Come and See Us


108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU

Opening Hours:

Monday closed  Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday – Friday  9am – 11pm Saturday 10am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

We’ve only got a few tables so booking’s advised.
Private hire and catering for larger groups or events can be arranged. Just give us a call or send an email with your requirements to:

0117 923 2858

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