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The Narrowbar Cafe

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

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  • 44
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Well thought out menu, well executed, lovely young staff

It looks small from the outside but there's lots of room inside and outside seating too. There was plenty to chose from, with a trio of one usually disappointed veggie, one picky pescetarian and one light eater. The young staff were so lovely: friendly open faces and quietly helpful. For food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
ClaireMacRotty
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It looks small from the outside but there's lots of room inside and outside seating too. There was plenty to chose from, with a trio of one usually disappointed veggie, one picky pescetarian and one light eater. The young staff were so lovely: friendly open faces and quietly helpful. For food that is clearly freshly prepared, it came quickly. Beautifully... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It really is a very narrow building and it's very popular so it's not always easy to find a seat. Always outstandingly friendly and excellent food. The coffee is served unusually strong, which is very much to my taste but I'm sure they'd give some hot water if you asked. They leave their most enticing cakes by the till so... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited the cafe on our day out. There was a great choice of food options and the portions were very hearty. The staff were very friendly. The only problem was that we were seated upstairs and the staff didn't often venture upstairs as it was busy downstairs. We waited almost 20 minutes to be served, and once our main... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Narrow by name but not tiny plenty of seating, even a couple of tables outside for the hardy sort on a blowy day like today. Just stopped in for coffee and cake which was delicious. They all looked good but we plumped for lemon drizzle cake, the server said it was good and she was right.

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Norwalk, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Narrowbar Cafe. One of us had the traditional ploughman's plate and the other a Mexican-inspired sweet potato quesadilla dish. Both were delicious. The service was friendly and helpful, the setting relaxed, the prices very reasonable. We would happily come back any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited this little cafe and have to say their Chocolate Fudge Cake was amazing! I asked to have it warmed up and the ladies serving obliged straight away, no questions asked! Great service and a lovely little cafe! Would I recommend? YES! :) Thank you!

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leeds
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As my wife is from the area we decided to visit her Mum who lives in Penrith. We popped into this café as I was feeling peckish and ordered what was described on the menu as a monster breakfast when this arrived it must of been the child's version of what I would class as a standard sized breakfast 1... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Passing through Penrith, we stopped at this place for lunch. The staff were very friendly, the sandwiches were well filled and prices were very reasonable. Well worth a visit !

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were recommended this cafe by a shopkeeper in Penrith and it is really worth a visit. A warm and friendly welcome was matched by lovely coffee. We will return next time we are in Penrith.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were recommended the Narrowbar by a shop assistant when we were looking for somewhere to have a decent coffee. We had a lovely strong cup of Lavazza coffee and the best date slice I've ever tasted. The breakfast and brunch looked good too and everything is very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Narrowbar Cafe

Address: 13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
Phone Number: 01768 891417
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Cafe

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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 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe
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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