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Cafe au Lait

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12-14 Dorchester Street, Bath BA1 1SS, England
+44 1225 571808
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Delighted to have found this lovely cafe across the road from Bath spa station. Enjoyed a indulgent milkshake and toast before my trip home. Recommend with good friendly service reasonable cost comfortable seating too.

Thank Ribz2013
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Five of us came in for breakfast before catching the train home. The staff were very nice but I can't agree with the other reviews that the food is good! It was just OK.

Thank Russy1
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast this morning in front of the station. The pancake stack was absolutely lovely with bacon between each layer aswell as lots of syrup - big enough for two! Both me and my mom were delighted with the quick service aswell as my moms fresh almond croissant. Much better than any of the chain cafés 100%... More 

2 Thank Ellie657
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to eat. Really nice menu and choice of wine. Friendly staff. Right opposite train station. And dog friendly too

Thank AliD672
Dursley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This place is a little gem. Just opposite the train station it's my favourite coffee shop by miles in Bath, great coffee and always nice selection of cakes etc. too. Staff are always friendly and helpful, great atmosphere, couldn't ask for more :-)

1 Thank rolpin
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Arriving in Bath half an hour before a friend, I sat in Cafe au Lait with a lovely latte, watching the world go by. We met up, had a drink and toasted tea cake, left our suitcases for a fiver each and set off to explore Bath. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, and welcomed us back as old... More 

1 Thank Emma T
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Writing a review on the spot after a quick snack . Food amazing with great taste. Loved the cappuccino as well. Service-wise : noticed few lacks and quite discrimination, not a single waiter asked for food and everything. You can observe some good cafes around it which are top listed providing better service.

Thank Sherchan08
natalie b, Owner at Cafe au Lait, responded to this review

So great to hear you liked our food and coffee! Unfortunately we do not offer table service so I think this is what you mean when you said we didn't come to your table to check on how the food was? More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Thank you all for a fabulous breakfast Sunday 8th May, great coffee too! Beautiful decor, chilled out atmosphere and welcoming, efficient and pleasant staff. Will be back - well done!

Thank SWN_11
natalie b, Owner at Cafe au Lait, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit!! Hope to see you again very soon :) Natalie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a veggie breakfast, toast and scrambled eggs - everything was really good. Especially I would like to highlight the team. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Thank you Cafe au lait!

Thank Katha_3008
natalie b, Owner at Cafe au Lait, responded to this review

What a great review, we're so glad you enjoyed your food and especially glad you were happy with the team here! THANK YOU! We hope to see you very soon! Natalie More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

This little coffee shop was a hive of activity, and the flow of customers had left the 'naughty' cake choices at a minimum. The coffee and staff were very nice, though the toilets were below par for such a nice little place.

Thank Alandnikki
natalie b, Owner at Cafe au Lait, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here and especially the homemade cakes I make for the shop. We were extremely busy that weekend but the toilets should have still been kept up to standard so we're sorry about that! We hope to see you again soon, Natalie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Dorchester Street, Bath BA1 1SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 571808
Independently owned café bar in the centre of Bath.

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