|Picture credit: Alex Lucas for The birdcage, Bristol|
The snow set in this weekend and on Sunday afternoon we sought refuge and warmth in The Birdcage. The stylish home of "yesterday's clothing, today's coffee and tomorrow's music" in the centre of Bristol, the delicious haunt opened in September to house traditional café culture and a creative social space. Food and drink is consumed from luxurious leather chairs; mannequins stand nearby in vintage regalia; and up-and-coming bands provide fresh soundtracks on Wednesday open mic nights. Lampshades provide seductive lighting and beautiful Moroccan-style carpets lie over the wooden floor. Among the choices for idle page-flicking with your coffee are vintage copies of Playboy. As the snow thawed from our feet I enjoyed the spiced apple juice with brandy whilst Lizzie indulged in a seasonal hot toddy. A place that incorporates coffee, clothes and arts under one roof is bound to be a favourite of mine. I look forward to returning for some retail therapy and live music very soon.
|Snow in Clifton | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Lizzie reclines in style | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Lizzie | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Lighting | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|I gaze at rails of vintage fashion from our table | Photo: Elizabeth Metcalfe|
|The Birdcage | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
The Birdcage opens seven days a week (10am - 10pm Monday-Saturday; 12pm - 8pm Sunday).