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Cafe Retro

#71 of 422 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 1225 339347
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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west sussex
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My mum and I called in here for lunch not knowing what it would be like. The staff were very attentive and helpful. We both had goats cheese salad and shared some calamari. The food was tasty and fresh and service quick.

Thank SussexSea
Reading, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from the lovely coffee, the staff here are so friendly and pointed out some out of the way attractions and gave us great advice. I would thoroughly recommend either eating or drinking here as this is just a little gem of a cafe.

Thank Anthony J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite cafes in Bath! The staff are always so friendly and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your meal and drinks. The coffee and breakfasts are always to a high standard and they are also very child friendly! 10/10

Thank Rhiannon E
Alicante, Spain
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for nice places to have breakfast and decided on Cafe Retro. We were warmly greeted when we arrived, and were seated at a nice window table. The menu was exactly the kind of thing we were after and the big breakfast nearly defeated us, but we managed it. The coffee was also nice and we felt that... More 

Thank johnnyjetset2014
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here for breakfast we were directed upstairs, to be seated. We were faced with a moody waitress who rolled her eyes when we said we were a group. She tried separating our group on different tables. But we had insisted we could fit round the larger table. She said no you cannot sit round that table. (We were in... More 

Thank Bomb2012
Lisa G, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this review

So sorry you had such a bad experience on your visit, rest assured I will be speaking to all the staff members who were working upstairs on Sunday. We are an old Georgian building with limited space & although we regularly cater for groups, it is difficult to always seat them on the same table especially when we are busy... More 

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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went hear for breakfast before a stag do expecting local produce and nicely cooked unfortunately we were wrong - the big breakfast - both sausages feed fried and definitely not butchers sausages - the eggs on 3/4 plates over cooked the black pudding lacked flavour, the toast was underdone and the waitresses forgot drinks on the order! Then when asked... More 

Thank Chrisc-1214
Lisa G, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your breakfast on your last visit, I can assure you that our sausages are all fresh sausages from Bartletts Butchers in Green Street, Bath and our eggs are all free-range from a local farm in Trowbridge. It is tricky sometimes at weekends when the kitchen is under pressure but we have passed on your feedback. Our... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've known this place since I was a teen... I just love it. Coffee always good, food always decent, staff always friendly... awesome.

Thank Charlotte C
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff who catered for my vegan needs. We were served pretty quickly and the food arrived nice and hot. Portion sizes are more on the large side which makes it great value for money. Would definitely come again.

Thank Sophie B
Rugby, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove straight to Bath and decided to grab breakfast there. This place doesn't disappoint Nice choice of breakfasts or lunches Perfect set up for the day Service friendly & helpful Good value too

Thank lloydy444
Romsey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here with my family on 4 occasions now. The food is consistently excellent and the menu caters for a variety of tastes. Prices are very reasonable. The food is always seemingly cooked from fresh, but despite that, there is never a long wait for it. Staff also very efficient and pleasant. I am always impressed when I... More 

Thank Tony W

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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
US$8 - US$15
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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?