Speciality coffee bar opens on North Street

North Street in Bristol has itself a contemporary new coffee shop, don’t you know.

Sweven is the creation of husband-and-wife team Jimmy and Aga Dimitrov, long-time hospitality pros and Bristol locals. 

It’s all about serving thoroughly great coffee, made with skill and sourced from all the top-drawer farmers and roasters that the pair have built relationships with throughout their years in the trade. (Aga was head trainer at Boston Tea Party and Jimmy was head of education at Clifton Coffee Roasters.)

There’s a real focus on service here, Jimmy tells us, with the coffee shop built on the couple’s love of hospitality and people. 

Visitors will find two filter options and two espresso-based options on offer here at any one time. 


“I sourced our first espresso option directly from Finca Hartmann in Panama,” says Jimmy. “This is a truly special coffee for us because of the relationship between us and the Hartmann family. They visited us here in Bristol last year and left their daughter Diana to do her barista apprenticeship with me. We love these guys and we will always have their coffee on our offer list. 

“Espresso two will be rotating on a regular basis, aiming for a brighter more vibrant coffee.”

If you prefer a different kind of hot bev, you’ll be pleased to hear that the experts at Comins Tea in Bath are also on the list of suppliers, sourcing teas directly from farmers and working to rigid ethical principles. 

All of the above work a treat with the fresh pastries and home-baked cakes (courtesy of Aga) that are also on the go here.  

You’ll find the new café on North Street in the former site of plastic-free shop Zero Green (don’t panic – it’s just moved further down the road to bigger premises).