Social impact report 2015/16

Social impact report 2015/16

As a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have to report each year to the CIC regulator. It’s a way of explaining how we’ve tried to benefit the community, and it enables the regulator to check that we’re not doing anything that’d be inappropriate for a non-profit. The most recent report that we’ve submitted is for 2015/16.

We’ll be closed for International Workers Day on Monday May 1. We hope you have a nice break too. The workshop will also be closed on Saturday May 6, although the cafe will be open as normal.

Roll for the Soul is a not-for-profit café, bike workshop and event space. We celebrate and support people who do stuff with bikes, and DIY culture more generally. We’re a Community Interest Company and a living wage employer (and we don’t mean the made up ‘national living wage’), trying to make a positive contribution to Bristol.


We offer good-quality, fairly-priced vegetarian and vegan food. Open from early morning, we serve a light breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as cakes, snacks and great locally-roasted coffee. We have a licensed bar, but anyone of any age is welcome. Click for more about the cafe.

Bike workshop

We have a fully-equipped bike workshop upstairs, offering servicing and repairs to all types of bike. We also sell a range of parts and accessories, some of which you can find downstairs in the cafe, and offer maintenance tuition designed around what you want to learn. As well as that, we provide bike hire and bike trailer hire. Click for more about the workshop.

Music and events

With the cafe downstairs and a flexible space upstairs, we host live music, exhibitions, informal meetings, fundraisers and lots of other events. We try to help other non-profits and voluntary groups with cheap or free space. Part of our mission is to provide a city centre space for non-corporate, grassroots activity. Click for more about live music. Click for more about venue hire.

Find us

Roll for the Soul cafe and bike workshop
Unit 2, St Lawrence House,
Quay Street, Bristol

Cafe opening hours

Monday and Tuesday 0800 – 1800

Wednesday and Thursday 0800 – 2100

Friday 0800 – 1900

Saturday 1000 – 1900 (kitchen closed between 1500 and 1700)

(We prep food in the mornings. The kitchen opens for lunch service at 1200, but you’re very welcome to grab drinks, cakes, and light breakfasts before then. The kitchen closes an hour before the cafe, or at 1800 when we have live music in the evening. Please check the calendar on the right for listings. The kitchen is also closed from 1500 to 1700 on Saturdays.)

Workshop opening hours

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730

Saturday 1000 – 1730

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