As I sit here in my flat, battering down the hatches and making multiple cups of tea whilst the rain thuds on the windows and lightening cackles above, my trip to Beets n Roots seems like a distant memory. I was invited to a Bristol blogger’s breakfast meet-up, organised by Heather Cowper & Socialight in April and this was my first Bristol bloggers get together!
Beets n Roots can be found on Cotham hill, a buzzing hub of foodie hotspots (including two of my major loves in life: Pasta Loco & Bravas). They are serving up a 99% vegan menu and are preparing their dishes to maximum nutritional value. Usually, I’m a creamy scrambled eggs on buttery toast kind of gal so I was looking forward to trying out some breakfast options which wouldn’t usually be my first pick..
I rocked up to Beets n Roots at 7am – an ungodly hour to be out and about but if there’s one thing I will get out of bet for..it’s food. The sun was shining and I was met by smiling faces of excited bloggers, eagerly watching an array of fresh juices being prepared. The whole place smells amazing and the staff were happy to talk us through what was going into the smoothies as we papped the goods. As the weather was so lovely, we sat outside in their lovely seating area which is a perfect spot for people watching! The juices were really delicious, my personal favourite was the orange one as it had a huge kick of ginger which I’m all for, especially as it quickly woke me up and helped me forget I was out and about so early.
As we tucked into the juices, we had the opportunity to choose a breakfast item from the menu to try. I have no shame in sharing that I chose the item that appeared to feature the most nut butter and went with the cacao smoothie bowl which was made up of: cacao, dates, bananas, avocado, coconut milk and nut butter. The consistency was super thick and I really liked the combination of flavours, although if I was making one of these at home, I’d probably have added a whole lot more peanut butter(!) The below image is by @therarewelshbitblog.
As well as tucking in to my breakfast, I had the chance to meet and chat to lots of different Bristol foodies which I absolutely loved. One being, the lovely Noel (@foodieinbristol) who let me pap her bright green smoothie bowl which looked a-m-a-z-i-n-g, check out those colours!
Alongside smoothie bowls, there a load of different options including full cooked breakfasts, smashed avocado on toast, tofu scramble, pancakes, buddha bowls, cakes, bliss balls and more. Something I really liked was not having to hunt through the menu for things marked with a (v) but knowing that I could eat whatever I wanted to and writing this has reminded me that I need to go back to try the rest of the menu asap. They also have a variety of lunch options including salads and chilli bowls and it’s safe to say that all of their dishes are extremely Instagrammable. In all honesty, I had my apprehensions about visiting a “health” food cafe but I really enjoyed the eats and the smoothie bowl kept me full until lunch time which isn’t something I was expecting. A big thank you to Beets n Roots for inviting me to their Spring menu launch and giving me a delicious breakfast before I had to head off to work. I’m looking forward to coming back again soon.
I was given a complimentary breakfast and drink for the purpose of this review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.