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Cafe Retro

#78 of 438 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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British, French, American, Cafe, International
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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, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    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, friendly staff.

We called in to the cafe twice whilst visiting the Christmas market. The first visit, for a coffee and snack, was so pleasant we checked the menu and returned the next day for breakfast. Good choices and very reasonable prices. Our 'Eggs Benedict' were just right and unusual to see this in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Aneurin J
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Milford Haven, Wales, United Kingdom
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for a birthday breakfast today (this is our 3rd or 4th visit) breakfast consistently a good standard, DELICIOUS butter, only gripe - coffee could be hotter when served !! Atmosphere is quaint & laid back, staff are sweet, food served quickly, yet I would imagine its pretty much cooked to order, doesn't taste like its been 'held' !! Deffo... More 

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Thank Debbie G
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped head through door to see if dog friendly. Very snooty waitress looked out at my dog (I have a very friendly Staffordshire bull terrier), made a face and said "only if they're well behaved." I said she was only for her to double check this with me. I walked away refusing to give my business to such a small... More 

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Thank Ems B
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed the night in Bath for my partners birthday, and didn't want to pay the ridiculous price for breakfast at our hotel so thought we'd venture out. We came across Cafe Retro and we paid £7.00 for a full English breakfast, however this was a good serving amount and satisfied my partner and I. We will definitely re-visit Cafe... More 

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Thank WMJ93
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a frequent customer of the Retro Cafe I was looking forward to visiting with family and friends, on my recommendation. We were a party of four but one of our party brought her young daughter. Although seated, we were requested to move from the cosy ground floor to the first floor which had a temperature marginally higher than my... More 

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1 Thank Yvonne L
Herefordshire
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food and coffees with quick, friendly service. Warm and cosy place and good food (very filling).

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Thank Julian R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing breakfast and the woman serving was very helpful and friendly. Definitely would rush back here, perfect atmosphere and breakfast! Great start to the day in bath on my break away !

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Thank Shannon Louise D
Llandybie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This place is brilliant!! Food is superb and reasonable. The staff are very friendly and polite. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast of smoked salmon and eggs. Highly recommended.

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Thank wynm123
Cape Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not my first visit, so pleased to find a consistent standard of good food available. We were rather squished in - all 7 of us - which made the experience less special as the quirky nature of the layout doesn't always allow for putting extra tables together unless the place is empty to begin with. It seldom is. Only gripe... More 

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Thank Dancingthroughchaos1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We were delighted to see they did an all day breakfast. I had a veggie breakfast and my partner had a meat one. It was delicious!! Staff were very friendly and I will definitely be returning!

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Thank Lilyheather16
Milford Haven, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We called in to the cafe twice whilst visiting the Christmas market. The first visit, for a coffee and snack, was so pleasant we checked the menu and returned the next day for breakfast. Good choices and very reasonable prices. Our 'Eggs Benedict' were just right and unusual to see this in a relatively small cafe. Very impressed. The only... More 

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Thank Aneurin J

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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: British, French, American, Cafe, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?