About Us

This is a community based website dedicated to all who visit, love, are involved or interested in Take 5 Cafe. Take 5 Cafe has been operating since 1996.

Take 5 Cafe is located on Stokes Croft (the cultural hub of Bristol), which is minutes away from the city center of Bristol, one of the best and fastest growing cities in the UK.

We are an independent, family-run business at the heart of which is Jake (from Malaysia) and   Rob (from Norway),  and   a  a team of talented and friendly staff.

We are supported by an ever growing loyal network of customers, and close friends, as well as small business support organisations such as CEED, BRAVE, and BEDF.

Take 5 Cafe opens daily as a licensed cafe/chillax zone and restaurant during lunch and evening, serving homemade curries, group meals, snacks, breakfasts and roasts. We also cater for weddings and other events.

Take 5 Cafe is also a leading Bristol party zone for DJ nights, student parties, birthday parties, charity and fund raising nights, and leaving do’s. We have a cosy and beautiful old stone floor basement/cellar suitable for music, DJing and dancing, and a private smoking area at the back. These are usually on weekends from 10p.m to 4 a.m.

Take 5 Cafe, in addition, is a venue to host exhibitions, meetings, and we leave a wide selection of books for you to read while you are here.

We enjoy providing a venue for great partying and serving affordable multi-cuisine dining based upon nutritious and tasty food. This combines with our passion for all sorts of beautiful music, art and architecture.

We work as a united and dedicated team. Each person’s talents and skills are deemed crucial to helping us work together to provide the highest standards of service.

We exist to be loving and compassionate, to impact humanity and the environment positively, to promote personal development, and to provide income, training and employment opportunities for the upcoming generation.

We understand that small businesses are vital for economic growth, and aspire to help others to start their own businesses.

Our presence in Stokes Croft, acknowledges our support for the regeneration of this ethnically diverse and cultural hub of music and art. We encourage new businesses to operate here and we source from local farmers and shops/businesses along Stokes Croft.

Take 5 Cafe continues to be built upon the strength, suggestions, ideas, and contributions of those who have worked/work here as well as our loyal customers and friends.

Take 5 Café envisions the future of modern urban cafe culture, entraining ethical pricing, local sourcing, global cuisine, nutrition, community interaction, youth empowerment, and multi-functional use.

Please feel free to drop in at our cafe, and contribute to this website through your own pictures, recipes, ideas, opinions, essays and comments.

Opening Hours:

Daily 12 till late-tea, coffee, bar, snacks, lunch and dinner.

Saturdays/Sundays/Bank holidays- earlier opening at 11 a.m for all-day Full English breakfasts, teas, coffees, snacks, lunch, dinner  and bar.

(Specially arranged times, menus and prices  for parties, group events, buffets,  catering and other events).