Posted 15th September 2010
Updated October 2013: A bit of an egg-on-my-face post review here. I was, admittedly, cynical of yet another coffee shop opening in Clifton but I actually love the coffee at Farenheit 194 and they are now one of my preferred choices for a good Clifton coffee.
Breakfast items and pastries are also good and the modern yet laid back atmosphere means Farenheit feels refreshingly different from the sami-ness of man of the coffee chains. Enjoy the original review below.
After months of walking past a boarded up newsagents in Clifton – I was pretty excited to see it was being refurbished. Which is why I was groaning when I realised it was to be yet another coffee shop, I think that brings the total to 10 in Clifton Village, just what we were crying out for!
That being said, when walking past on Sunday I decided to pop in but was pleasantly surprised. The cafe is modest, very modest in fact with only a small selection of drinks and a handful of cakes and sandwiches.
It’s refreshing to walk into 194° Fahrenheit, with a modern and funky feel this coffee house is wonderfully different to the “natural wood, leather sofas and tub chairs, arty photos of Bristol” decors of most other cafes in Clifton. Bright, with urban street art from local artists on the walls and a generous supply of Sunday papers, it was nice to see that 194° Fahrenheit provides information on their coffee and tea suppliers and sell ground coffee beans to use at home.
OK, so the product itself may not be unheard of and is definitely not unique. But you know what, the cappuccino wasn’t half bad – rather good in fact, and let’s face it, it’s as good a place as any to drink coffee, I’m sure that I’ll be going there again!
Verdict: Good coffee in a lighthearted, relaxed atmosphere.
4a Boyces Avenue, Clifton, Bristol