‘A CAFÉ AMIDST A SEA OF BIKES’
Keep your belly happy while you search for your next purchase
There was a time when you’d be lucky to find a cup of instant coffee in a bike shop, let alone a biscuit to go with it, but things are a little different today. This week our continuing quest visits the newly refurbished Harry’s Café at south-west superdealer, Fowlers of Bristol.
As we roll up it’s impossible not to be impressed by the scale of the building and what you find inside doesn’t disappoint either, as acres of bike kit and new motorcycles spread out all around you. The ground floor is all about kit, but with stomach-sating purpose in mind we mount the spiral staircase to the next level, only to be greeted by the latest offerings from a host of manufacturers including Triumph, Suzuki, KTM, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Aprilia and Piaggio. Avoiding the temptation of a new bike, we push on up to the top level we reach a contemporarystyled haven of tranquility and our intended destination: Harry’s Café. The menu is traditional biker fare featuring breakfast, burgers, butties and baps. All food is prepared on the premises, cooked to order and served with a smile. Our Biker Breakfast was well worth the journey, as was the proper coffee. “The food’s good value and the service is great,” says Gary, who regularly meets up with his mates at Harry’s. On our visit they were putting the world to rights around one of the long tables. “The staff are always very friendly and it gives us a chance to look at new bikes, too,” adds Alison. “We’re always here for hours every time we come.”
Take a seat, grab some food and get set to talk bikes