We visit an artisan doughnut bakery’s first cafe in Bristol and the goods are to die for

An array of tasty-looking doughnuts line the window of the new Pipp & Co cafe in Bristol city centre.

Strawberry & cream, Belgian chocolate, mixed berry, Pimm's, and Madagascar vanilla custard are just some of the flavours that draw you into the spot on College Green.

The cafe is the first from artisan doughnut manufacturer Pipp & Co, which produces more than 20,000 doughnuts a week from its Swindon factory. 

Inside, a teal and white colour scheme gives the cafe a modern and fresh feel, but of course the food remains the most important feature.

The counter includes more of the delicious mix of doughnuts, plus savoury snacks including sausage rolls (meat and vegan), spinach feta diamonds and pastrami meat brioche pasties. 

I go for the Madagascar vanilla custard doughnut (£3) which keeps grabbing my eye, and a sausage roll (£4.50) to see how their savoury options compare.

The drinks on offer include coffees, ranging from £2.50 for an espresso to £4.20 for a matcha latte, plus various teas at £2.70 alongside milkshakes and smoothies for the cold drink options from £4.50.

Taking a seat, I start on the sausage roll which is just the right size and has a good amount of meat, but is just a bit too greasy for my liking and slightly burnt underneath.

With that out of the way, I tuck into what I'm here for - the doughnut. The vanilla filling is fresh and flavourful, the dough just the right texture, and you can't help but lick your fingers once it's gone.

The new cafe is the first in a series from Pipp & Co, with plans for other outlets in Bristol, as well as Bath and Oxford. 

With a £1.3m turnover, the bakery certainly know what they're doing when it comes to doughnuts, and being in a convenient spot on College Green makes it definitely worth a visit. 

Pipp & Co, 35 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5SP

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