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Cafe Retro

#85 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Great Breakfast

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
CGD2014
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

nearly £18 for 2 coffees and 2 paninis.....paninis pretty small and not much filling/anything to it, however side salad and dressing was nice. we were seated at a table and then left to look at menus, 3 other tables in close proximity who arrived after us were served first. food arrived after about 15 minutes, drinks arrived after the food... More 

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LisalisaG, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our café. We do use good quality ingredients in our Paninis and endeavour to keep them competitively priced. I have spoken to the kitchen to check that everyone is using the right portion amounts in each serving. Unfortunately the paninis are all prepared individually and do take longer to cook than... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My favourite place to eat in Bath as it is a lovely unpretentious place. It has a lovely atmposhere and has good food a great prices.

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