Sustainable coffee manufacturer TrueStart has opened its first coffee shop in Bristol serving hot beverages alongside locally sourced treats.

TrueStart & Co Coffee Shop opened its doors last Thursday (13 September). The business is owned by Simon and Helena Hills and builds on the success of their cold brew product, which is sold in healthy food stores worldwide.

The bakery goods on offer will include a range of vegan, soya-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free cakes, as well as wraps containing locally sourced, free-range ingredients.

Some of the items currently on the menu are:

  • Avocado and courgette cake;
  • Vegan rainbow wrap with pickled red cabbage, white cabbage, sweet potato, homemade basil houmous, beetroot, carrot, Bristol-grown micro greens, spinach and mixed leaves;
  • Coconut chicken wrap with free-range chicken, coconut milk, fresh lime, carrot, red pepper, mixed salad and homemade chimichurri, served inside a beetroot wrap;
  • Organic overnight oats with organic peanut butter, chia seeds, cocoa, fresh berries and almonds;

Once the Bristol café has established itself, the couple said they hoped to take the TrueStart & Co brand across the country.