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Cafe Retro

#87 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
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18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 (0)1225 339347
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Wonderful breakfast

Ate here before leaving Bath and English breakfast kept me going all day long, couldn't ask for more. Quick service and freshly cooked to order.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Julia F
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Rochester
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Ate here before leaving Bath and English breakfast kept me going all day long, couldn't ask for more. Quick service and freshly cooked to order.

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Kennington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Popped in here with a friend for a shopping break and after spending forever trying to choose a cafe we chose this one after seeing the varied menu and reasonable prices. The cafe offers a sit down area or next door it has a take away counter where you can purchase drinks, cakes and sandwiches for a reduced price. My... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

SOS warning...don't eat here! Despite being ravenous I was unable to finish my microwaved croque Madame!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited here on Sunday after it being highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. Delicious hot chocolate and a mini one for our daughter...simply delicious. Eggs Benedict were superb. I would highly recommend.

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Popped in to have breakfast today. I had the eggs benedict and my partner had the American pancakes. The eggs were lovely and fresh, the ham delicious and the hollandaise nicely balanced. The only criticism I had was that the food wasn't piping hot. Partner's pancakes were very nice, with delicious bacon and maple syrup. A great latte and pot... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cafe Retro is our go to place for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast. It's really lovely to sit up there in the summer when they have all the windows open and watch the passers-by in the city below. Their breakfasts is one of the best in Bath imho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went back to this cafe because we knew we would have good food and would be served by efficient, polite staff. We were not disappointed. This is our casual light meal option for lunch. Sotto Sotto is our special evening meal, of a different character. Both work well for our family.

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

i have been going here for years. A great little place to have breakfast, lunch or just a cup of tea. The only downside is that everyone else knows about it! So be prepared not to get a table straight of. Food is of good quality, and beautifully presented, served by charming polite staff. This weekend it was ever more... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I liked the fact that I was welcomed as a solo traveller. Service was good, range of dining options great. Service with a smile.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very small area downstairs, although there is also an upstairs. Drinks came quickly, cakes much more slowly; had nearly finished my coffee before the cakes came! Waitress didn't know exactly which cakes there were available. In the end, the coffee and cakes were good; nice to have proper Italian cappucino, rather than one which is too milky. They also have... More 

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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: Continental, British, Café, 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

Questions & Answers

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