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Cafe Retro

#74 of 404 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 1225 339347
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in for breakfast whilst visiting the Christmas market, after a warm welcome we were served very quickly to a lovely hot meal. My husband had perfectly cooked eggs on toast & I had a delicious eggs Benedict along with our hot drinks it gave us the impetus we needed to face the market. Very reasonable prices. Thank you.

1 Thank LucindaStaffs
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I very much enjoyed the food but 1 thing was bit disappointing was being charged for £1:50 for small pot of grated cheese. When ordering food i thought staff where a bit slow but when food came it was lovely. I would come again but not paying for extras.

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1 Thank Rach G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited during a trip to the Bath Christmas Market, was really busy everywhere but we managed to get a table for 2 in the centre of the room. Service was warm and friendly, we just had coffee and Panini's but the coffee was really good and the sandwiches really hit the spot - well done! We retuned the next day... More 

Nunney, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here this morning, having enjoyed a good breakfast and service several times in the past. On today's experience we will not be returning. We all had English breakfast and were surprised at the small portiions. "Mushrooms" on the menu turned out to be only half a mushroom sat unappetisingly on the plate. The beans were served separately it... More 

Thank Julie M
Lisa G, General Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your breakfast on your visit. Yes we have made some changes to our breakfasts recently mainly in response to feedback from our customers. We were getting negative comments about our mushrooms so we have replaced our button mushrooms cooked in butter for a field mushroom & we have also put the beans... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cafe in Bath for a great friendly breakfast.have been exhibiting at Bath Christmas Market for 10 years now. Won't have breakfast anywhere else now

2 Thank Ed G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this a few years ago on a REALLY cold day we went it and were made to feel at home and welcomed. 3 years later - we're still going back every year & it hasn't changed, it's still as lovely as before. The food is freshly cooked, fairly prices and 'just what you fancy'. I'm also a vegan... More 

1 Thank Emily Scarlette H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this looks like an average cafe but if you and a bit dark downstairs but upstairs was brighter and with a shabby chic style I wasn't expecting anymore than average. The price seemed a little high for lunch but this is central bath so understandable so I we were happy enough. The key was the excellent food... More 

1 Thank JemimaAW
Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cosy restaurant in a square just along from the Station. The choice is excellent - I'm not sure there could be anything you could want for breakfast that is not on the menu. The food was so good - lovely bread and obviously very fresh ingredients. Coffee was strong and delicious. Waitress very efficient and very friendly (a northerner... More 

1 Thank LoungerLondon
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed two lovely brunch fry ups here. The service (as in most of Bath) was friendly and prompt and the mini retro breakfast on both days was well cooked, totally free of grease and very tasty. We both liked the coffee too and would visit for other meals too when next in Bath

1 Thank 36mikey64
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Love coming here, sadly don't get here often enough 😣. Lovely Retro breakfast and eggs benedict, both beautifully cooked and presented and no hanging around. Coffees were good too, a bonus. The staff are great and the young lady that served us was brilliant, rushed off her feet, but brilliant. Thank you Cafe Retro.

1 Thank Redlanyard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 339347

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