We have flexible space over two floors which can accommodate a variety of events, bike-based and not. They include live music, meetings and workshops, talks and screenings, fundraisers and parties. Take a look at the calendar on the right of the home page to see what’s on.

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 George Osborne’s 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, meetings, workshops, 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 to Friday 0800 – 2100 (2300 when we have live music) 

Saturday 1000 – 2100 (2300 when we have live music, 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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