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The Narrowbar Cafe

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13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
+44 1768 891417
09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mam and I go most Saturdays from Carlisle as we find the food so tasty and good. If we visit other cafe's we always say nothing compares to the Narrow Bar Cafe. Really lovely staff and great food. We have been going for years. 5 stars!

2 Thank shazzyCarlisle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner stopped in what seemed far too early of a morning to be greeted with friendly attentive staff, and a truly great fry up for him, and a yummy eggs benedict for me! We were tight for time, explained this on arrival and were seen to quickly but never felt rushed.

1 Thank DemiHalman
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife & I have called here twice & found it very good on both occasions. The staff are very pleasant, the food (I think) must be freshly baked daily & is very good.

1 Thank albyCumbria
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We headed back to the Narrowbar for lunch when we were in Penrith. Once again a really good experience - the menu is extensive and varied and the specials board is always a good option. The staff are busy but unfailingly polite and helpful. We really enjoy eating here.

1 Thank LowHall1540
Penrith, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Reasonable selection of light meals, scones and cakes. Home-made food, cakes are delicious, good choice of refreshments although a little pricey

Thank Caloush
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great little bar. We had breakfast at lunchtime which was the bestI have ever had. Sausages and bacon just as you would have at home. Very good quality. Staff very friendly and helpful. Inside and outside eating.

1 Thank littlenanaCumbria
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Yummy food. Good variety for vegetarians. Beautiful breakfasts. Cakes look divine, but haven't tried them yet.

1 Thank Mrs-Megan-Coulthurst
Dursley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on Monday for the first time. We were impressed immediately by table service - something that is sadly dying out in the English cafe. I tried the special mezze and my wife had the falafels. Both were brilliant. A great cafe with good atmosphere.

1 Thank chaffp
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had a great little break in this narrow little cafe which seemed full of youngsters hanging out and chatting. Great selection of drinks, and good choice of gluten free cakes

1 Thank Binks0045
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe with great service, didn't just looked after us but also our lil boy (6month old, shar pei), amazing coffee (one of the best) and delicious club sandwich...highly recommended!

1 Thank Surya G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 891417
Delicious home cooked lunches using locally sourced quality ingredients, daily changing specials, all day breakfasts, fresh home-baked scones, cakes and teacakes, sweet treats, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and the very best Lavazza coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?