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Cafe Retro

18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 (0)1225 339347
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Ranked #79 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental, British, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Highly recommend this little cafe for great cooked food, fast and friendly service in a ambience of retro celebration. good, diverse menu and extremely popular with locals as witnessed by umpteen people being turned away as there were a lack of tables!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As locals to Bath we have been to Cafe Retro several times before in the past. On Monday I popped in for a spot of lunch having spent the morning Christmas shopping. It was busy but I was offered a table for one at the back of the cafe. Unfortunately, the other table at the back of the cafe was... More 

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went on Saturday at about 6-15 pm, it was very busy, but by waiting around 10 minutes a lovely table in the window became free. Nice spot for people watching. The wine list was red white or rose so they could get whatever cheap wine was available, they could do much better with the wine on offer. The service... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We traveled to the Christmas Market on 6th December and called at about 14:00. There was a guy outside the door as the place was full, he advised the wait was about 5-10 minutes and true enough this was the case, he was very polite and had a great attitude to customers. There was a good selection of food and... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We came down on Sunday 7 December for the xmas market and found cafe retro as we walked around, although it was very busy the man on the door said there was room upstairs for us as there were six of us. The service was excellent, food was very good we all had different meals and everyone was very good,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We traveled from Cardiff to Bath Christmas Market 6th December. We called into Cafe Retro around 9am for food, drink and to change babys nappy, before our visit to the Christmas market. When we got there, there was a rude beunette female who said you can't stay we're full. I asked if I could quickly user toilet for the baby... More 

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LisalisaG, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your recent experience with us during your visit to the Bath Christmas Market. Although we do have a strict 'customer's only' policy for using our toilets, as we regularly have so many issues with public use of our facilities (which I won't go into here), our staff are told to use their discretion. I have... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We called here for lunch on a Saturday and the ground floor room was full. Do not be put off by being sent upstairs to another room as this has character too with the theme being French. Menu consisted of sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, croques, burgers, salads, soup and there were some mains too. We both had baguettes with french fries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had breakfast at cafe retro on both mornings of a two day trip to bath - 27th and 28th november 2014 The eggs benedict were an absolute delight while my girlfriend enjoyed the american style pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. If your after a scrummy breakfast in a lovely place head down to cafe retro.

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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A nice refuge on a cold, crowded Bath evening. Wait staff let me sit and work for a while. Spiced hot chocolate and Bath bun not too sweet.

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223 reviews 223 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast here is really very good. We had an Eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, generous portions and well prepared, the eggs were very tasty. The coffee was also excellent. The staff were so friendly and genuinely keen to please, it was apparent that they really enjoyed their work. I will definitely eat here again.

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Additional Information about Cafe Retro

Address: 18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1225 339347
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Continental, British, Café, Bistro

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