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The Narrowbar Cafe

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13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
01768 891417
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Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent service

I popped in for a scone and drink the other day and it was fantastic. the scone was so soft on the inside yet it had a crisp outside - just how I like it. I've previously been for a sandwiches and the curly fries are to die for. I will definitely be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Naomi1220
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I popped in for a scone and drink the other day and it was fantastic. the scone was so soft on the inside yet it had a crisp outside - just how I like it. I've previously been for a sandwiches and the curly fries are to die for. I will definitely be returning.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We always make a special effort to visit this wonderful cafe when we are staying in nearby Ullswater and are never disappointed. The food and service are always top notch and as a family of 6 vegetarians that is praise indeed. Keep it up!

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Annan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went here for our lunch after visiting the pottery. Was really busy but managed to get a seat upstairs. The atmosphere was really relaxed the food was awesome and everything handmade We had the soup and sandwich and the falafel was lovely and cheap too.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The food here was good. We had a panini and breakfast. There is little atmosphere despite the cafe being quite full. I'm pleased we didn't have our children with us as we wouldn't be able to relax. Despite being on a busy street once inside it is quite quiet. Staff were all friendly.

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Lancashire, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had a lovely snack in this café. Very comfortable. Food delicious. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend.

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Durham
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We regularly stop for coffee or a quick snack and have never been disappointed. Friendly staff, nice food and pleasant outside in the warm weather.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A friend and i went for brunch a couple of days ago and we both had one of the wraps we both though it was one of the best wraps we have had so we are very happy with the service and food

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food very good and fresh especially the chocolate brownie ice cream sundae and being a chef myself I know what to look for. Staff are really helpful and friendly providing excellent customer service. Nice relaxed atmosphere and child friendly my daughter loved being a little lady that lunches. Will definitely go again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well a wet and grim visit to Penrith on our way back from Glasgow needed some brightening up (and drying out!), and this place didn't disappoint. Coffee was the best we had all week and scones and carrot cake were lovely. Well done team, keep up the good work!

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Skelton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food is lovely and up to date. All very modern but without the 'cheffiness' that can spoil some places. It is reasonably priced and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 01768 891417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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