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Every good idea has to start somewhere, right? So whilst the original idea for the blog came about as a result of a drunken night in Ibiza (I’m sure Cloe will regale you with the story at some point!), Zazu’s Kitchen was without a doubt the place where It’s Just Nice grew into more than just an idea.
Zazu’s started life as a little bring your own Bistro in Stoke’s Croft, and then relocated to Clifton Village. Despite this move, Zazu’s managed to retain its slightly dishevelled and unashamedly quirky charm, with it’s mismatched furniture, downright lovely staff, and of course, brilliant food. They’ve now relocated again, all the way up Gloucester Road to Bishopston, which they refer to on their website as ‘their spiritual home’! Don’t let the move put you off though – it’ll be well worth the journey.
When we first started out, the It’s Just Nice Dream Team spent several mornings in Zazu’s; plotting to take over the blogging world no less, but I’ve also had lunch there on several occasions. I’m yet to get a hat trick and try their dinner menu, but you can read a great review about Zazu’s after dark here, by the lovely Becci from Bristol Foodie.
The breakfast menu is short and sweet, but it’s testament to the fact that what they do offer is done so well that there would be no point in over complicating things with gigantic, over the top menus. I always opt for the same; bubble and squeak with poached eggs and black pudding. I can safely say it’s one of the best hangover cures around when coupled with a mug of tea. Other breakfast options include the traditional full English (which is monstrous!), pancakes with your choice of sides and toppings, and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Their vegetarian breakfasts are also impressive, with Rosie reporting that it was ‘one of the best veggie breakfasts’ she’d ever had, and trust us; she’s a tough critic!
Lunch is just as straight forward, but with the same great approach to good produce cooked really, really well. The last time we went I had the BLT, which came with a mound of skinny fries, and was so delicious and indulgent that I decided to throw the healthy eating plan out of the window and round it off with one of their homemade Portuguese custard tarts. Even if you’re just popping in for coffee, make sure you have one of these little bad boys – they’re excellent!
Prices at Zazu’s are really reasonable, with breakfast priced at just over a fiver each, and lunch coming in at under a tenner. Dinner won’t set you back much more either, with three courses costing less than £20!
We’ll definitely be heading up to Bishopston in the near future to see how Zazu’s Kitchen is settling into their new home, and we reckon you should could give it a try sometime soon too. They’ll be introducing a Tapas menu to run alongside the usual one, and to quote the Zazu’s team, will be bringing “True Independence on THE independent high street” – give it a go!