Cafe Grounded opens a new branch

January 30 2017

GROUNDED, well known in the area for their busy cafe bar on the Gloucester Road, opened a new branch on Northumbria Drive on January 24.

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GROUNDED, well known in the area for their busy cafe bar on the Gloucester Road, opened a new branch on Northumbria Drive on January 24. 

Grounded Henleaze, sited next to the Orpheus Cinema and Waitrose, is the 9th addition in the portfolio of this independent Bristol company which already has six premises in Bristol and two in Wiltshire.

Marketing Manager, Katie Taylor, is looking forward to welcoming all the new customers to Grounded Henleaze. Katie said: “The conversion of the building that many refer to as ‘the old sweet shop’ has gone really well. 

“Our small team of skilled local craftsmen have converted the two former shops into our trademark welcoming interior. We have used recycled materials where possible, including reclaimed floorboards and vintage tables and chairs. 

“The industrial style light fittings add a contemporary edge to the interior, which is offset by the comforting deep red and mustard yellow walls. Leather wingback chairs add to the intimate living room feel, despite the cafe bar having room for over seventy customers.” 

The founder of Grounded, property developer Tobie Holbrook, has been on site for a number of weeks project managing the conversion into the more intimate vibe of a living room for the cafe bar and creating an outdoor seating area.             

Tobie said: “We’ve had our eye on the Henleaze area for a while - it has the perfect mix of an engaged local community and a dynamic food scene that we’re excited to be part of. Being next to the cinema, Grounded will be the perfect place for a pre-movie meal or post-movie drink.”

Grounded Henleaze will be open from dawn until dusk every day of the week, serving coffee and food from 8am right through until 10pm. Their menu will feature a frequently changing selection of freshly-made chef’s specials, alongside a selection of small plates, burgers, pasta, and stone-baked pizzas in the evening.

The cafe bar aims to sit alongside the existing businesses, offering something unique to the Henleaze and Westbury Park area. They plan to exhibit the work of local artists on their walls and will be inviting local musicians to play at their monthly acoustic music nights. Grounded also host fundraising events for charities, and sponsors community arts and music festivals.