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Cafe Bar 26

££ - £££, Cafe, European
26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (249 reviews)
“chorizo” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (13 reviews)
Closed today
Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
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11 - 20 of 910 reviews

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We called in here for a brew to escape the rain and found an absolute gem. We tried some brownies that had just been made and tried the caramel ones which were amazing and hit the spot!! The atmosphere was so chilled and we felt...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gemma C
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visit bar 26 for lunch and had a few great tapas that looked and tasted amazing. Would recommend the chorizo hash. Good coffee and nice staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kaylee101harp
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are looking for a nice place for Breakfast, Lunch or just a coffee, look no further. Cafe Bar 26 is a wonderful and different establishment. I went here several times with my wife, whilst on holiday and we had Tapas and drinks both...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

First visit to cafe and bar twenty six, customer service excellent, tapas ordered which was delicious. The ambiounce was relaxing with jazz playing in the background. Definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Culture561113
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We stopped in Keswick yesterday and went to Cafe Bar 26 again, not as busy as we have seen in the past but still the same, great service, music and food, although I have to say the portions (Spanish Tortilla) are getting smaller for more...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PrimalSteve
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Apparently no main courses were available until the week after our visit, wish that was made clear before we went in. So had to pick from small plates served between 10am – 4pm. Tired the brie, apricot & cranberry relish, a complete waste of money,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We pop in whenever we come up to the Lakes but this time they were offering small plates and what a delight. We ordered the Mexican chips, garlic mushrooms, squid and baked camembert. Everything was freshly made and delicious. The garlic mushrooms were not batter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Have lunched here on several occasions The choice of tapas is varied and numerous all excellent and we are slowly getting through the menu Staff and service excellent with a cheerful atmosphere throughout and a good bit of crack Why doesn’t everywhere serve Fever Tree...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Louisea86
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited Keswick yesterday and decided to have lunch in Cafe Bar 26 - great decision. Greeted by very friendly staff, lovely chilled atmosphere. We chose from the menu 3 tapas dishes, freshly cooked, piping hot and absolutely delicious. It is obvious the Chef’s passion for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank helen g
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Just returned home from another visit to Cafe Bar 26. Coffee superb as ever! It is so important to know that coffee is consistently good whenever we visit! I had Spanish meatballs today - served like taco snacks. Astonishingly good, with such a zingy, mouthwatering...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank NigelW332
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Questions & Answers
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
22 March 2015|
Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. I am afraid we do not take bookings in the evenings unless it is for a party of more than 6. We usually do not have a problem with this though as tables tend to turn around fairly quickly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
  • E-mail
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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