This week I hopped on the local train to Montpelier to check out new-ish Emmeline on Cheltenham Road. Marie (from Bristol’s awesome new fabric and dressing-making store SEWN) came with me to explore before we headed up Gloucester Road to forage for plant pots and wander round Amnesty Books.
We chose Emmeline as we’d kind of glimpsed or gathered somehow that there was lovely plant-life, vegan options and, importantly, CAKE. It took us a little while to order because we were busy absorbing all the beautiful little details around the cafe; so much foliage!
Though the fresh salads were on their way from the kitchen we both ordered the sourdough sandwich with butterbean hummus, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and chilli jam. We offered extra jalapeños (this is quite a big deal for me though not Marie’s thing), the sandwiches came toasted and thusly lunch became delicious.
Marie and I, being the caffiends we are, couldn’t resist the espresso, frozen banana, agave, almond milk and cacao smoothie. It was rich, creamy and so wonderful that Marie claimed it could have been alcoholic! Emmaline has all the coffees covered too – a similarly in-need-of-caffiene friend of mine arrived as we were leaving, saying he stops by most lunchtimes. No extra charge for vegan mylks.
Oh and I got my cake: vegan banana slice with frosting. Couldn’t eat it all. Would go back to finish it.
Emmeline, 116 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol BS6 5RW