What happens in London invariably doesn’t stay in London. So, with Bristol second only to the capital when it comes to projected UK economic growth, it’s no surprise that the trend towards freelancing, co-working and hot-desking is on the up.

The rise of the freelancer brings with it a new wave of speciality coffee shops, where it’s as much about interiors as it is the bean. With new roasters and coffee shops opening all over town, Bristol’s coffee revolution shows no sign of slowing (You could say it’s a hot-desk hot destination: or hotdeskination). Here’s our pick of the best.

Spicer & Cole, Gloucester Road

Spicer & Cole

A home from home, Spicer & Cole welcomed me with open arms last summer after I moved here from London. Committed to serving great, ethically sourced coffee, their house blend is roasted by Extract in nearby St Werburghs. And it’s not just their coffee that’s great. Their food is made fresh every day with produce from some of the best local suppliers, and far surpasses what you’d ordinarily expect from your local coffee shop. A born-and-bred Bristol success story, Spicer & Cole now have three sites across the city.

Tradewind Espresso, Whiteladies Road

Tradewind coffee

This place might not have WiFi, but what it lacks in connectivity it more than makes up for in style. Designed with a stark Scandinavian feel, the minimalist décor effuses a welcome sense of calm with Eucalyptus stems dotted atop each table. It’s a great spot to disconnect from the world outside, and really get your head down.

The coffee is good too. Their house blend from Bristol-born micro-roaster Roasted Rituals has tasting notes of caramel, orange and milk chocolate: what’s not to love? The seasonally changing menu is worth trying too, especially the house granola which comes with fresh fruit, chia seeds and natural yoghurt.

Society Café, Harbourside

Society Cafe

This one’s not even open yet, but it’s sure to be a hit. Born in Bath, Society Café prides itself on being ‘a place for everyone’. Fast-forward five or six years, and the brand now boasts a loyal following of coffee aficionados with two sites in Bath and a third in Oxford. Serving origin-roasted coffee from Cornwall, they partner with artisan businesses such as Bertinet Bakery and Made by Ben to offer up a top choice of cakes, pastries and sandwiches. Their fourth outpost is set to open on Bristol harbourside any day now.