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“Excellent all round!”
Review of Cafe Bar 26

Cafe Bar 26
Ranked #17 of 129 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.
Manchester
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“Excellent all round!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Board games to keep you occupied, good beers on tap, and excellent food. There's always a great atmosphere in here, lunchtime or evening. The only very minor downside is the view of an unattractive car park if you sit in the back. However, this is infinitely appeased by the attractiveness of the short haired brunette waitress who is most accommodating.

  • Visited August 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Breakfast”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast here and had chosen to eat here because of the wide choice they offer for breakfast. My husband had bacon and eggs. My husband requested poached eggs instead of fried, which was on the menu. I ordered pancakes with summer fruit compote. The bacon was cooked really well with the fat nice and crispy. My pancakes were delicious. They tasted really light and fluffy and I would definitely say they were homemade. They do good coffee there too. I will definitely return. The service was very good and they were very accommodating with my husband's request for poached eggs rather than fried.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Little Gem!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a walk through Keswick to find somewhere to have lunch we thought we'd have to settle for a run-down cafe, Greggs or an over-priced tearoom. However we spotted this wonderful cafe on the outskirts of town.

We both ordered a steak sandwich which came with either soup, salad or chips. It was delicious!

The waiter was very friendly and helpful with our pram. On a busy Wednesday afternoon we were delighted to find this cafe- good value, genuine service, great selection, lively atmosphere and incredibly good food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Food a little underwhelming but great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited quite late on a trip back from Glasgow as we wanted something to eat but not a full meal as such.

Loved the house wine & the restaurant looks great inside with a good atmosphere.

Service was good but the tapas was a little bit disappointing - Calamari had far too much batter on, really greasy & heavy. Meatballs were quite tasty however. Its probably a bit hit and miss with that type of food & other choices may have been better. Calamari is just a particular favourite of mine and it just wasn't great.

Overall I'd come back and have a drink but not sure I'd have the tapas again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Great open mic night”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were staying near Keswick for the week and went to Cafe Bar 26 specifically for the open mic night on a Wednesday. There was a nice atmosphere and even as an outsider I felt totally welcome. The only downside was that it only went on until 11pm because I could have easily stayed there all night.

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