Last weekend some friends of ours invited us for brunch at Cafe Ronak on Gloucester Road, touting their excellent Trip Advisor rating and outside eating space (it was relatively warm and sunny for a mid-October day).
And they were right to drag us from our bed before 10 on a Sunday – less than half an hour after leaving the house we were snuggled up in Ronak’s cute garden terrace under fleecy blankets, sampling their impressive range of drinks. There was tea and coffee for every palette (and even some teas I’ve never had before, which is unusual considering the size of my tea cupboard) and some excellent smoothies – I tucked into a melon and avocado which was delish.
The food was also divine; a lovely range of breakfast treats and lunchtime goodies, all very reasonably priced, and each a little bit unique. I had a Croque Madame, with an unexpected twist of sour dough bread, which truly added some zing into my Sunday morning.
Unfortunately, we had to head off to take the pooch for a walk, but our friends stayed to delve into the homemade cakes on display by the till, and from their reviews, I’ll be heading back for an afternoon with some Cafe Ronak cake as soon as possible.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Cafe Ronak, but make sure you get in quick – by the time we left at about half 11, the place was packed, definitely redeeming our friends for our hasty start in the morning.
You can check out Cafe Ronak here or on Gloucester Road: 169 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BE.