Bristol, United Kingdom
If there's one person that captures the youthful spirit of Bristol, it's Elly Curshen - columnist, cook and owner of the tiny but mighty Pear Café. This cosy, hole-in-the-wall affair serves up steaming soups, hefty frittatas, legendary brownies and sandwiches overflowing with ingredients from the surrounding countryside. We fell for this place when Elly (also known as "Elly Pear" by her fifty thousand Instagram followers) offered us piping hot sausage sandwiches and melty butterscotch brownies as soon as we stepped through the door. Everything is made fresh in the tiny kitchen, with no space for sitting hunched over a laptop. In here, it's all about good, honest food - and a very cool owner.
Unit 1, The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN