Cafe Kino is a vegan cafe and community space in Bristol. We offer tasty, homemade food including our acclaimed burgers, breakfasts, falafel, fresh salads and cakes. We have a wide selection of delicious loose leaf teas, fairtrade coffee and soft drinks. We also offer local beers, cider and wines. Kino is open from 10am until 10.30pm every day. Breakfast is served until 1pm and all other food is served until 9:30pm.
We strive to provide a community resource. The work of local artists hangs on our walls and we have an affordable event space downstairs, which has become a venue for meetings, workshops and music events.
NOT FOR PROFIT CO-OP
Kino is a workers' co-op, this means there is a flat management structure and we run the business collectively. Kino is also a non-profit organisation and accordingly our legal structure means that any money made by the co-op goes back into improving the cafe for both customers and staff. We are working towards paying ourselves a living wage, whilst keeping the menu affordable and delicious.
We would like to thank all our customers for their continued loyalty & support and for showing that this kind of business can be successful.
Following "pop-up" Cafe Mono and Cafe Kino events in Bristol and Cardiff between 1996–2002, we officially formed the co-op in 2004. Kino started life as a vegan caterer, until moving into its first premises on Ninetree Hill in 2006. The co-op grew and in 2010 we moved across the road to our current home on Stokes Croft. The premises had been unoccupied for decades and we are proud to have continued the tradition of reimagining and reinvigorating local spaces.
Over the years, the existence of our co-op has only been made possible by the commitment and passion of our amazing staff & members and the loyal generosity of countless volunteers and customers.
SAFER SPACES POLICY
Cafe Kino is a safe space for all, where everyone will be treated with respect and worth. We believe in working co-operatively together and learning from our shared experiences. We attempt to provide an atmosphere which is safe and welcoming and where everybody feels respected and is treated equally. We ask that everyone on the premises respect this ethos and treat each other accordingly.
If you would like to treat someone you know, we now have (hand illustrated) Kino vouchers for sale! Please email eat(at)cafekino(dot)coop to find out more, or visit the cafe to purchase one.
We believe it is important to support local, independent businesses, especially those committed to working in an environmentally sustainable way and social good. We choose our suppliers carefully based on these values:
Essential trading co-op is a large worker co-op based in Bristol, supplying wholesale wholefoods. We buy most of our supplies here including pulses, dried goods, drinks, condiments and more.
Brian Wogan is a Bristol based, independent coffee roaster who supply all our fairtrade, organic coffee. Kino's delicious dark roast beans come from the Wahana estate in Sumatra. The estate has a strong corporate social responsibility ethos, with a clinic for the workers and a farmers’ support centre.
Four Seasons Organic is a family-run, Soil Association licensed, organic wholesaler in central Bristol. We use their delicious fresh fruit and vegetables in all our homemade dishes.
Hodmedods sources and provides British-grown beans, peas and quinoa. They supply us with our lovely British-grown badger and fava beans to make our burgers and falafel.
The Severn Project supplies us with our tasty mixed salad leaves. The Severn Project consists of several urban farms all based in Bristol. The Project is a Community Interest Company committed to empowering individuals and the community.
The Proper Bread Bakery is a Bristol based family run business. They supply all our wholegrain loaves and buns. Their ingredients are obtained locally with the flour sourced from award winning Shipton Mill in Tetbury.
Tip Top Teas supply our beautiful loose-leaf teas. With roots in Bristol, Tip Top source tea from small scale producers who harvest responsibly using traditional farming methods that are sympathetic to the environment. They also import their teas by land or sea, rather than by air in order to reduce the environmental impact of export.