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Cafe Retro

#68 of 395 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 (0)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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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They had warmed up ciabatta sandwiches for 4-5 pounds that were really good. Also tried a bath bun which was ok and a coffee which was good. our daughter had a fruit smoothie that was very good. not much seating and near where the tour buses drop off and pick up so can get very busy. best sandwiches of our... More 

Thank Strembrulie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and cosy atmosphere, typicall old english house which makes you feel like at home. Service was fast and frienly, we enjoyed it! Food was delicious and big portion of "retro breakfast" :) definitely advice to visit

Thank Ieva S
Uffington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent day trip to bath we arrived hungry & started our search for breakfast,We came across cafe retro which offered a large breakfast menu. On initial arrival it didnt look like much inside but it was busy so thats surely a good sign? Breakfast was superb,Service good & food waiting time was very quick & despite being in... More 

Thank Fiona A
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch after being turned away from nearby Green Rocket Cafe which was fully booked. Cafe Retro had tables, although was busy on the Saturday lunch service, so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table to become available. Food is good and very well priced. There is a good selection of sandwiches (including... More 

Thank Nik B
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you want a really good breakfast in Bath. The Eggs Royale and the veggie breakfast were fresh and very, very tasty and served by a very pleasant young lady.

Thank geneant
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regularly busy around lunchtimes (it's situated in a prime spot to catch tourists off their coaches). The interior lives up to the cafe's name, and hasn't changed in years - giving it enough character to distinguish itself from more modern alternatives. The food tends to be uncomplicated, competent, and the size of portions gives it a value for your money... More 

Thank Daniel C
Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We new we would be in Bath in time for breakfast so Googled where to go and this was the first place that came up, it wasn't open when we arrived so looked elsewhere but the menu was so good we came back there. I'm so glad we did lovely atmosphere watched the world go by in the window. We... More 

Thank Kellie O
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Dropped in here on a Saturday and even though it was quite busy I found a nice table upstairs. I ordered a sweet pepper and goat's cheese panini accompanied with a salad and coleslaw and for a drink I tried their double espresso milkshake. Quite simply the panini was the best I have ever had and the salad and coleslaw... More 

Thank Candace F
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Really good service fast and cheerful and a proper cooked breakfast. They even have brown sauce if you want really retro and lots of light alternatives. They were very happy to adjust the menu leaving out beans adding in mushrooms etc. Not a place for a big group as the tables are small so five was a struggle but the... More 

Thank maeve57
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a fab cooked brekkie here on my visit to bath. Staff were very friendly and attentive, and made sure our visit was enjoyable. The breakfast was made with fresh ingredients and made for a great way to kick start a day of sightseeing in bath!

Thank jcco270

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cafe, British, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 (0)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?