Shops & Refreshments

The choice for retail and cafés in the Greater Fishponds area is amazing and more choice is being added to this offering every few months within and around our eight miles boundary which stretches from Easton to Downend and Frenchay and from Lockleaze to Kingswood and Staple Hill.

Have you tried food at La Piazza 1 along the historic Straits Parade, it’s very nice and affordable as well for the quality of mouth watering tastés of Italy.  At the Straits Parade in the heart of Fishponds Shopping Quarter you have Kingfisher Café, The Burger Joint, Portó Lounge and just around the corner is Coffee #1, Grounded Café, Everyday Thai and a range of pubs including The Cross Hands, The New Moon, The Star, Railway Tavern, The Old Post Office Tavern, the Old Tavern and JD Wetherspoons.

In the past few years we’ve seen brands such as Coffee #1 and Grounded Café open which has really changed the cosmopolitan feel of Fishponds and made it in to destination by adding to Portó Lounge and then came Burger Joint where one of the city’s largest online papers even said “Fishponds is the place to watch”.
We’re very fortunate and is there anywhere better in the whole of Bristol for food shopping with Fishponds and Eastgate added to this list with M&S Food, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Coop, Iceland, B&M Stores, Tesco, Greggs and load mixed in with loads if independants.  Below shows a black forest cake from Bristol’s new cake shop which has opened in Fishponds and is known nationally called Egg Free Cake Shop and The Cottage Bakery is under new management near The Downend Tavern and Parsons Bakery has opened on Lodge Causeway.

St Marks Road in Easton at the boundary of Greater Fishponds is well worth visiting for Bristol Sweet Mart to buy items ranging from Herbs & Spices through to fresh fruit & veg.  Alongside Bristol Sweet Mart is Thali Café and more with shops along Stapleton Road including fishmonger and butchers.  CRoss in to Eastgate and explore Eastgate Retail Park with IKEA Bristol offering free hot drinks Monday to Friday with an IKEA family card.
http://www.eastgateretailpark.co.uk