CLOSED: Roll for the Soul

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    ( 10 reviews )



2 Quay St, Bristol, England, BS1 2JL

Bicycle community cafe in central Bristol. Menu offers warm chilli, dahl, crunchy burgers, salads, cold and hot wraps. Coffees and selection of herbal infusions. Dog friendly. Confirmed closed, Dec 2017.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out

10 Reviews

First Review by JulianUK

My local - Edit

Great place and great food. Good regular menu and some surprising specials - so willing to experiment. Vegan Cakes were great in the beginning, then not so good, now better again - so lets hope that continues.

Pros: Good prices, Best chips in bristol, Specials are often great

Cons: closes sometimes.....

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30/04/16 - Edit

Unusual combination of a bike shop and cafe, which sounds weird but it works!

Lots of food and drink options, the salads are particularly good! The double-fried chips are lovely.

Always busy and bustly, full of people on their laptops, chilling out, and a convenient location for everything in the centre of Bristol.

Pros: Plenty of food and drink options, Relaxed atmosphere, Perfect central location

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One of my favourite places in Bristol! - Edit

Had the burger here the first time I came, and their flapjack the next, and they serve one of the best vegan burgers here in Bristol, for sure! If you are looking for a place with vegan mayo with their burgers, this is the place for you. Their vegan mayo goes amazingly well with the chips and burger, and I couldn't be happier to find the place x

Their apple flapjack is delicious as well, albeit perhaps a little too sweet for my liking. They do serve up seasonal specials and other wonderful things like that, which is pretty cool. Worth a try, for sure!!

Pros: Comfy interior, Quality food, Decent prices and portions

Cons: A little bit noisy at times , Might get a bit squeezy when crowded

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Top notch grub and full of good souls - Edit

This is probably my ideal sort of eatery. Good vegan grub combined with lots of bicycle love. I wasn't sure from the outside looking in but it felt good on the inside. I had a burger - and it was really tasty - with really decent chunky chips. Menu well labelled and staff were really friendly too. I felt fulfilled from my experience and would certainly go back and recommend to others. I was only visiting Bristol (from Edinburgh) so I don't know what the standard in Bristol is but I'd be tempted to give it 5 happy cows but it's no fully vegan so get's a very good 4. I want one in Edinburgh.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-24

Pros: Good grub, Friendly

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Great food - Edit

I'll be honest, I wasn't quite sure about this place when I first walked in... but it proved to be an excellent choice for food. It was difficult to tell what the food might taste like from the presentation through the counter glass, so we plumped for two big vegan salad platters with chips. The selection was great and the flavours were fantastic.

I'd be happy to come and eat here again. It's an ideal place to come and eat in the city centre.

Pros: great taste, lots of vegan options, some glutenfree

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Prime veggie choice - Edit

Roll for The Soul should be on every Bristol veggie's list of eateries.
They have a decent choice of vegan options including vegan desserts and you can't go wrong with their nut & lentil burger and chips!!
The atmosphere is chilled out and the bike theme they've got going on is cool and very Bristol-y. However last time I went the music was being played a little too loud so I couldn't hear what people were saying properly (then again I am a 90 year old in a 19 year old's body).
Anyway it remains a thoroughly good choice if you're stuck for a place to eat in the city centre!

Pros: Tasty health-concious food, Central

Cons: Smallish vegan choice

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Really Nice Place - Edit

We ate here each morning before going to Temples festival for about 3-4 mornings. The food was consistently great, a good range to choose from (burgers, chilli, dal, wraps) the burgers and chips are really good, as is the salad (which they put some good effort into!). Really good food at a good price. Quite a few of the items were vegan or had vegan options if you asked.

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Good place - Edit

Food is good and portions big; staff is friendly. it has free wifi and is an excellent place to relax. it deserves more than one visit!

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Right-on eating experience - Edit

Roll for Soul is a very right-on eating experience, being a totally vegetarian cafe / restaurant and bike activist group and repair shop. I was there on a cold February Wednesday evening and it was pretty quiet. But that did not detract from the food which was filling and tasty: I had a lentil and nut burger, salad and stonking hot chips (covered in deelicious Aspall vinegar), followed by a slice of coffee and almond cake. Plus a fantastic Southville Hop pale ale by the Bristol Beer Factory: strong and flavoursome. Good honest and pretty cheap food, well worth seeking out and patronising - fully veggie places need the support. And don't forget your bike!
Updated from previous review on Saturday February 22, 2014

Pros: Fully veggie / vegan, Good honest food, Ethically committed

Cons: Food finishes early some nights, A bit earnest

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Great cafe very central - Edit

Good range of drinks and cakes and small menu with good salad bar, not too expensive. Friendly staff, young founder/chef served food. I love the bike connection too, there's a workshop upstairs and they'll do repairs for you or show you how. Already feels like a really great Bristol place. Much-needed central veg*n cafe.

First visit I just had rooibos tea and cake with friends, second I tried the soul burger. I'll try the lentil and nut burger next time. The mezze looked great too.

Nice wooden tables, all very clean and bright with bikes and bits literally hanging around. Could do with softer lighting for later in the evening, it's all a bit white.

Pros: good food and drink, friendly staff, cic, central location

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