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“Lunch time review” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bar 26

Cafe Bar 26
26 Lake Rd Keswick | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
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Ranked #15 of 113 Restaurants in Keswick
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Pizza, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Penrith, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lunch time review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stopped here for a drink one Friday lunchtime, wanted to try an indie rather than the usual Costas. Not very busy, about half a dozen people seated here and there, consequently not much of an atmosphere. Coffees came quickly, on the small side but reasonable flavour (Illy's). The bacon sandwich took about 15 minutes to arrive, surprising given there were two staff and only 8 or 9 customers at 5 tables. By that time our drinks had been drunk.

Not bad, but not as cosy or atmospheric as I had hoped for. Maybe it's better in the evenings.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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NorthCoffeebeans, Manager at Cafe Bar 26, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for your review. I can only apologise for any wait that you may have had at lunch. It is unusual for the kitchen to be slow in service if it is quiet. If you were to return, I would like to offer you hot coffee on the house to replace the ones you had drunk whilst waiting!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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“Not what it claims to be!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

‘Join us in the evenings for interesting wines, continental beers, a wide selection of champagnes and cocktails in our unique ambience’ This is what their website said, so off we headed looking forward to bottle of two of bubbly or some cocktails! Their wide selection of champagne was one type of champagne and No pink, hardly a wide selection!!! No cocktail menu either, what a disappointment!

The staff where sour faced to say the least, one girl kept walking off to do other things when in the middle of serving someone with no apology or explanation as to where she was going, we saw her do this several times as well as overcharging people! If it hadn’t have advertised itself as something it wasn’t it might not have been so bad but when you go out expecting to drink champagne and end up with half a lager you’re going to be disappointed. Not the worst place I’ve ever been but not what it says on the tin!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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NorthCoffeebeans, Manager at Cafe Bar 26, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for your review, but I think you must have visited the wrong place! Bar 26 has a great selection of wines, spirits and liqueurs as well as continental beers and ciders. The list also includes Champagne, Spanish Cava, French sparkling pink and Prosecco which we serve with fresh fruit. These can be found on the Drinks List which we have on every table and on the bar. We also have a Cocktail Menu which is very popular listing 14 classic cocktails and 5 sparkling cocktails. Again these are available on the tables and bar. With regards to the ladies that work behind the bar, they are well known throughout the town for having a cheery disposition and pride themselves on being friendly and helpful. Overcharging is almost impossible as our till system will not allow it. I hope that you will visit Keswick again and are able to enjoy our hospitality, and sample one of the many beverages we have to offer.
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Ireland
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good cafe but poor wifi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have been going here during the day for several years for coffee, cake and wifi. The service was friendly and efficient. However, the wifi was unreliable and I had difficulty logging on and often lost the connection.

Visited July 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Really lovely place and could bring our little doggy in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Beatuiful food, really reasonable we had a pizza, 3 tapas plates (which was all homemade and gorgeous!) and 2 soft drinks and it was less than 20 pound!! It's a really buzzing little place and we really like it. The staff were really friendly and we'll go back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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“I wouldn't go back again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The cafe has a lovely lay out and is in a very good area.
However the services is very slow and the choice of food was very slim and nothing really looked appealing. Once we received our drinks they were actually cold.

Visited August 2012
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