Hart’s Bakery has become a firm favourite with workers and commuters in the area and is somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked under the arches of the approach to Temple Meads. Specialising in slow proved sourdough and pastries, Hart’s opens at 7am when the aroma of fresh ground coffee and croissants hot out of the oven wafts up to the station. With everything on show it’s a great place to grab a drink and watch the bakers at work. The display changes throughout the day from the early morning pastries and lunch time savouries to afternoon cakes. There is a hot lunch special every day from noon – it might be a delicious soup, a hearty bread bake or a Friday treat of slow-cooked pork shoulder in a bun – but be quick, this is one of Bristol’s most popular lunchtime haunts. If watching from the side-lines isn’t enough for you, they also run monthly Bread & Breakfast workshops where you can learn the secrets of sourdough and croissants for yourself.

Arch 35, Bristol & Exeter House, Lower Station Aproach, BS1 6QS
Tel: 07968 220260
Online: www.hartsbakery.co.uk