At the top of Whiteladies Rd, across the street from Kitchens, is a cafe set up by the Welsh charity Tenovus.
All profits from the business go to the charity whose aims are to provide mobile cancer units, fund PhD research and help with cancer treatments and support in local communities.
Tenovus was founded in 1943 by 10 businessmen and has been instrumental in funding research at Cardiff University.
The cafe itself is very pleasant and they offer food, cakes and various beverages. When I asked if they had any herbal teas they directed my attention to a board which had more than a few selections. I chose a honey and rooibos tea, £1.70, and it was brought to my table in a small white teapot. I could have sat and enjoyed it for as long as I wanted. There was quite an unhurried feel to the place.
There were flowers on the big table in the middle and the nine or so other smaller tables had a candle holder and a jar of brown and white sugar cubes. The walls, with their oversized pink flowers on a black background suit the pink wood panelling and the lamps in the corners. Gentle, slow music played while people chatted around me.
A lovely relaxing place for tea and cake and spending some time.
Whiteladies Rd, Bristol. www.tenovus.co.uk