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The café is around a 38-minute bus ride from the city centre

Located to the outskirts of Bristol, in the nearby village of Cleeve, Cleeve Nursery and Garden centre is an independent garden centre with a friendly and soothing atmosphere.

They know the history of every plant in stock and have great pride in their quality. They stock a wide array of plants including aquatic plants, climbers, herbs and trees.

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Inside the garden centre building, they have a broad selection of seeds to choose from, as well as houseplants, tools and vitamins for plants, and a wide range of nature-themed cards and art prints near the tills.

The building also hosts the Potager Café which is open daily and has both outdoor and indoor seating.

Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre stock a wide array of plants including aquatic plants, climbers, herbs and trees. Inside the garden centre building, they have a broad selection of seeds to choose from, as well as houseplants, tools and vitamins for plants, and a wide range of nature-themed cards and art prints near the tills.Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre stock a wide array of plants including aquatic plants, climbers, herbs and trees. Inside the garden centre building, they have a broad selection of seeds to choose from, as well as houseplants, tools and vitamins for plants, and a wide range of nature-themed cards and art prints near the tills.
Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre stock a wide array of plants including aquatic plants, climbers, herbs and trees. Inside the garden centre building, they have a broad selection of seeds to choose from, as well as houseplants, tools and vitamins for plants, and a wide range of nature-themed cards and art prints near the tills. | National World

The café is dog friendly, and there ae jars of biscuit threats for our four-legged friends around the till area.

The menu offers an all day breakfast menu which features breakfast sandwiches, muffins and variations of English Breakfast among other dishes, daily home made lunches, including an old favourite ham, egg & chips, soups and pastries as well as a selection of cakes, including homemade cakes, and a kids menu.

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There’s also a drinks menu featuring coffees, hot chocolates, teas, soft drinks, carbonated drinks and alcoholic drinks.

We decided to order a Hungry Potager - pork sausages, smoked back bacon, hash browns, fried egg, herby mushrooms, beans and toast - without the egg or beans and extra mushrooms from the all day breakfast menu for £13.

Potager Café is open daily and has both outdoor and indoor seating. The café is dog friendly, and there are jars of biscuit threats for our four-legged friends around the till area.Potager Café is open daily and has both outdoor and indoor seating. The café is dog friendly, and there are jars of biscuit threats for our four-legged friends around the till area.
Potager Café is open daily and has both outdoor and indoor seating. The café is dog friendly, and there are jars of biscuit threats for our four-legged friends around the till area. | National World

We also ordered hot chocolate with marshmallows and oat milk (at no extra cost!) for £3.60, and upon recommendation from a member of staff, a slice of ultimate carrot cake (£3.70) for dessert.

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Being sunny, I decided to sit outside were there was a lovely breeze and could overlook the lovely display of outdoor plants. My drink and main meal were brought to the table within 10 minutes of ordering.

The hot chocolate was standard and not overly chocolatey but had a generous amount of sweet marshmallows and a nice foamy top.

Being sunny, I decided to sit outside were there was a lovely breeze and could overlook the lovely display of outdoor plants. My drink and main meal were brought to the table within 10 minutes of ordering.Being sunny, I decided to sit outside were there was a lovely breeze and could overlook the lovely display of outdoor plants. My drink and main meal were brought to the table within 10 minutes of ordering.
Being sunny, I decided to sit outside were there was a lovely breeze and could overlook the lovely display of outdoor plants. My drink and main meal were brought to the table within 10 minutes of ordering. | National World

As for the Hungry Potager, it also came with some tomatoes which was a nice surprise. The potatoes were herby with thin crunchy exterior and very soft middle, whilst the sausages were slightly chewy, thick and juicy. The Portobello mushrooms were juicy and had an earthy hint and the bacon was a bit chewy, not oily and not too dry. Overall, it was quite a filling dish.

The carrot cake came just in time as I was finishing the last bites of my main meal. The slice was crumbly, dense and bursting with flavour. It had a thick layer of sweet icing on top which paired well with the rest of the cake.

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Overall, Potager Café had a lovely atmosphere with a fast and friendly service and filling meals. There was a lovely breeze which made the outdoor seating the perfect spot to enjoy the meal and I left with a great sense of peace.

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