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Cafe Bar 26


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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 brunch and tapas Tuesday - Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm. 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 open mic night every Wednesday from 9.00pm. We are closed Mondays.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the weekend in Keswick and stumbled upon this gorgeous place after a walk around Derwentwater, it was just what we needed after our winter wet walk. Cozy, great atmosphere and the more tastiest tapas we have had in a long while. Can’t recommend...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Catythefoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this little place with my boyfriend on a short break in Keswick I’ll start by saying, the brownies here are so delicious! Coffee was nice too. The staff were busy but accommodating and polite. I will be back for one of those brownies for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cake_face94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a fabulous range of brownies in here which are divine ! Staff always friendly and efficient, coffee pretty good too. We returned a little later after shopping and the atmosphere had changed to an upmarket wine bar. Great range of wines and gin....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MeganDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in as I always used to love coming here, gorgeous menu and coffee. We were told they only do small plates and tapas and when we politely turned this down the girl behind the bar was so rude. She took it very personally...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Saturday and ordered a few tapas and a couple of drinks. The staff were busy but friendly enough. The food was delicious seems to be more veggie food than anything else but that didn’t really bother us as it was all tasty.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AndyPandyNew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited before but was truly disappointed with the terrible art of the surly and indifferent young bar staff I encountered today. I won’t be going back.

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a smallish space and the tables rather near each other. I didn't like the high chair/stools. But the service excellent and the music was a positive addition to the space - that's a really rare benefit

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cumbrianomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cafe for coffee and breakfast. Nicely decorated inside and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. They were very helpful when we needed a snack for our vegan daughter, even though they don't officially have a vegan menu yet. They were really accommodating and friendly....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shotrock86
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A quick review to say me and the wife called in for a coffee after a stroll around Keswick, ordered 2 flat whites, probably the best flat white coffee ive tasted, really good, strong, not to milky, fresh, spot on.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MMEOL
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I’ve visited this gem of a cafe/bar, this year. Illness had struck the kitchen staff (some were in hospital)...& food was not available. They say you find out how good a place is, when there are problems to overcome. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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21 January 2019|
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Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Charlh97 Thanks, we have some new ones coming up very soon! I have the recipes on a pdf so if you drop me an email, I’ll send you it :)
kenny h
30 December 2018|
Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Kenny Of course, your dog is more than welcome!
Amy R
19 July 2016|
Response from AJOK | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, best ask the owners
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