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‘Greasy spoon’ cafes close doors as today’s diners shun fry-ups

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Bonnie’s cafe in St George, Bristol, was something of an institution. Serving fry-ups from breakfast to dinner and what one reviewer described as “the strongest cup of tea in BS5” it had been going since 1996.

But it was no longer breaking even. A few weeks ago it reopened as a coffee shop and Mediterranean restaurant.Its owner, Suat “Sam” Tezgel blames changing eating habits and gentrification. “When I came to the UK in 1996 I’d never heard of gluten-free or vegan food,” he said. “It was all

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