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“Great Meeting Room, Great Food, Fantastic Coffee!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Made By Ben

Made By Ben
Ranked #30 of 47 Coffee & Tea in Bath
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A small cafe serving hot food and coffee in Bath
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Meeting Room, Great Food, Fantastic Coffee!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

The window at Made by Ben beckons you - the most amazing array of beautifully hand-crafted eats to be found in Bath. The pies are a work of art... and just the description of the soups and sandwiches is enough to make the mouth water... this on top of the open fire and warm welcome, led me to escape the office and hire the meeting room at Made By Ben for a business meeting today. It was a great place to have an informal meeting with coffee on tap and a delicious lunch! I will definitely be back for future meetings and would highly recommend this lovely room for business meeting or even for a group of friends to catch up away from the hustle and bustle yet in the centre of Bath with some of the most delicious food around!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Itsthejourney2
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English first
bath
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2 reviews
“Wedding catering by Ben”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

A most fabulous Mediterranean buffet for our wedding day, all organised, prepared and served by Ben and friends. I cannot thank this man enough for amazing food, a fantastic effort throughout the day making sure all was going well and a beautiful spread of lovely food (even though I didn't eat much that day!) all my guests raved about it and one lovely quote was "not a sausage roll in sight!"
Thank you Ben and if he can do this well then tea/sandwich/cake at his own premises is clearly a walk in the park.
Call in for a slice of tortilla and salad.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jemgemini
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wedding catering wow sooo delicious !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Ben made the most fantastic feast for our wedding , loads and loads of great comments from lots of guests .
Beautiful bread, olives, dips quiches, coldmeats, tortillas, cheeses .
Ben took great care and attention to make it all look wonderful and was so flexible in planning the whole menu , he was a joy to work with.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom C
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nicest cafe anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just 5 mins off the tourist track, in the independent part of Bath, hides this little gem. The coffee is better than any I had in Italy recently, and that's saying a lot. The food is sourced locally and made with such care and attention to detail, it's delicious and yet it's really good value. Above all though, it's the friendly, funny, warm and welcoming staff, led by Ben himself, which make the atmosphere so unique, a bit like the TV show Cheers 'where everybody knows your name', and quite the opposite of the ubiquitous and soulless coffee chain shops. Fantastic service creates loyalty - I now go there several times a week - and is what motivated me to write this glowing review.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Celia M
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Coffee to kick start the day, food to sustain the soul...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

IMO the best little indie in town. Fantastic range of shop-made sandwiches and cakes, home-cooked pies to die for (Christmas Dinner pie almost - almost - makes me believe in the baby Jesus), a perfect, gooey and centre-of-the-sun hot croque-monsieur and coffee that kick-starts every day like nothing else in Bath. All of it always served with a smile and all of it never failing to leave a smile. Made By Ben - it's how it should be.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trollie
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