There’s no easy way to say it: we’re closing

There’s no easy way to say it: we’re closing

We’re sorry to say that we’ll be closing at the end of 2017. It’s been a great few years, but for lots of reasons it wouldn’t be sensible to continue any longer.

We’re now closed for good. Sorry about that. You can read a bit about why we decided to shut here.


If you still want to know what we were up to between July 2013 and December 2017, these pages will give you some idea.


And if you’d like your bike fixed, our Ben has set up on his own and you can find him here


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. 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 to Friday 0800 – 1800 (kitchen closes at 1700)

Saturday 1000 – 1800 (kitchen closes at 1700)

We stay open later sometimes for evening events, but the kitchen isn’t open. We just serve hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Workshop opening hours

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730

Saturday 1000 – 1730

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