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Cafe Retro

#90 of 414 Restaurants in Bath
#106 of 472 Places to Eat in Bath
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely service, great location , good food

The food was pretty good at a reasonable price ! What set this cafe apart was their excellent service by two lovely young girls , a brunette with curls and a long haired redhead, unfortunately no name tags . They were helpful, accommodating, eager to please but in an understated, appropriate way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
GypsyBoo
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not actually joking I am sat here right now and I am extremely hung over. This place completely saved me from a hang over death. Bacon sarny with a bangin egg and about 7 drinks of all different varieties. You're all now my best friends even if you don't know it. Thank you from the ginger guy that looks... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are fortunate enough to live close to Bath and visit 2-3 times a month. This is always our first stop for sustenance. The menu is simple, the food is good as is the coffee. I see eggs benedict has been mentioned and I can confirm its excellent. Service at Cafe Retro is always good too and one of the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food was pretty good at a reasonable price ! What set this cafe apart was their excellent service by two lovely young girls , a brunette with curls and a long haired redhead, unfortunately no name tags . They were helpful, accommodating, eager to please but in an understated, appropriate way. We were a family of two adults, 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

They know how to serve breakfast here and finish serving late. Eggs benedict with the muffin replaced by spinach was delicious; proper ham, two nicely poached eggs and spinach with just a hint of nutmeg. Hollandaise served separately. Very busy yet food arrived quicker than expected, good background music and very friendly service. All for £6.25. And very good quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Walk in, good welcome, prompt service & a good meal (Breakfast) for reasonable cost. What more does a body need? Again, a bit tucked away in the back streets, but worth seeking out, unless you want to go top end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I had a full english breakfast, the first one I actually really liked! The staff was friendly and it was perfect for eating breakfast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Once you've toured the Roman baths, shopped, and maybe did the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour of the city, do stop for tea and scones at this charming cafe. The service was kind and helpful without being at all intrusive. The tea was delicious. The star of the show, of course, was the scone. Cream and jam were delightful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My sister and i visit Bath a few times a year and have only just discovered Cafe Retro. The Retro breakfast and veggie breakfast were spot on. High quality ingredients and very well cooked, plenty on your plate too! The staff are very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is very relaxed, I would not hesitate to recommend Cafe Retro... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited Cafe Retro as it was close to our hostel. We were too late for breakfast at most places but were pleased that the cafe serves a smaller breakfast selection all day. The food was nice and I was pleased that the cafe had both decaf tea and soya milk available.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The downstairs floor of this café was packed when we visited, but we were directed upstairs, where there were more staff and a lot more space. Nice coffee and cakes, reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit.

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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: American, Cafe, British, Bistro, Continental

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