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Cafe Retro

#95 of 421 Restaurants in Bath
#113 of 481 Places to Eat in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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French, American, Cafe, International, British, Bistro
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18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 (0)1225 339347
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

As other reviewers have said this café is does not look much but ignore that and go in. The staff are cheerful and friendly. They were happy to vary the fillings of sandwiches within reason. The food sandwiches were excellent and very filling just the job for lunch. Prices are very reasonable for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
stressedteacher_8
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English first
spain
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

this cafe is truly a gem the decor is old english as is the building and the breakfast is also traditional old english served promptly and efficiently although we were 10 people I highly recommend this venue for breakfast!

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have said this café is does not look much but ignore that and go in. The staff are cheerful and friendly. They were happy to vary the fillings of sandwiches within reason. The food sandwiches were excellent and very filling just the job for lunch. Prices are very reasonable for Bath

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Bournemouth
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It may not look like much from the outside, or the inside for that matter, but this is a splendid little place. We were looking for old-fashioned cream teas at an old-fashioned price (not easy in Bath), and here we struck gold, after an hour of searching. It was worth the trudge; the scones were fresh and didn’t crumble, the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The sign on the window requested only food purchased here can be consumed in the cafe...fair enough. BUT Rude abrupt staff member, the manager at the time I think, misunderstood that I was finishing an ice cream outside before joining my family in the cafe. Told me to "move on away from the door" . I explained "I'm about to... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The breakfast was very good - hot and plenty of it - coffee was excellent and would certainly return !!!

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Popped in for drink in passing. Carrot cake a bit dry. Cooked meals looked good. Staff friendly. Good view to people watch.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fabulous breakfast, quick service, good price, child friendly. We visited last weekend with our 6 yr old. Made very welcome, staff friendly and service prompt. Delicious "retro" breakfast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Now I don't usually pay £7 for a full English, but going by the reviews on trip advisor I had to give it a go right? And pleased was I. With bacon and sausages at high quality and friendly service, what a perfect way to leave Bath with a full stomach for a long journey home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went for breakfast with a friend and the food and atmosphere was lovely! I had the retro breakfast and it was brilliant, recommend it if you are feeling rather hungry! She had the pancakes and said they were great also. The only thing that needs improvement was the service as they were very slow to take our orders and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The veggie breakfast is the best I've found in Bath. I'm a meat eater but always choose this over the meat option :) lovely staff and cosy atmosphere. Always busy and always friendly. Check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1225 339347

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, American, Cafe, International, British, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?