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The Thoughtful Bread Company

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19 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
+44 1225 471747
08:00 - 17:00
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darren is excellent with his customer service and takes the time to come and sit with you to explain the specials. The salads are different and delicious whilst the banoffee flapjack a must try for anyone wanting a treat!

Thank TopCat30166
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a delightful day at the Thoughtful Bakery doing the 'Introduction to Bread Baking Course'. I learnt so much in a very relaxed setting. Duncan Glendinning is a wonderful teacher. Full of information, experience, patience, down to earth tips and good humour. A passionate and knowledgable bread maker. Lunch was fabulous - full of local delicacies and high quality ingredients.... More 

Thank Ruth G
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very busy but still acknowledged me when I was waiting. Had a lovely bath bun and excellent coffee. Great products, decent prices and excellent design. Just what was needed.

Thank sbsully
Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for coffee and pastry. Lunch food looked amazing with great choice of breads, salads and cake. Will be returning for more meetings for breakfast and also lunch. Can also take away!

Thank Mcmatty
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most delicious croque monsieur we have ever tasted. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food and drink. What more could you want! Will definitely be back next time we are in Bath 😀

Thank HDiplock
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a fantastic Bath Blue Cheese, grape, walnut and celery roll - in an artisan roll. Absolutely superb! Lovely staff and great choice.

Thank MauriceIH
Callington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modern, organic and very tasty. All made in house. Friendly staff - would recommend. Not cheap but worth the extra

1 Thank Bloominrosey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I had a nice coffee and cake, pleasant service too. Let down by filthy loo. Bannoffe flapjack was nice. Mix of people young and old.

Thank Jan S
Duncan G, Owner at The Thoughtful Bread Company, responded to this review

Dear Jan Many thanks for stopping by and I am very sorry that your visit was spoilt by the state of the toilet. We do do regular checks but it gets heavy usage through lunch when we are also at our busiest. We'll look to tighten things up and hope this won't put you off visiting us again. Very best... More 

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Surprised by this little gem. Looks nondescript from the roadside but inside we enjoyed the best eggs Benedict and fantastic hot coffee.

Thank IofTruth
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Warm friendly small excellent bakery with newly opened restaurant. Simple well cooked bacon sandwich and good coffee. Serving light lunches you will not be disappointed.

Thank Batey41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 471747
We are an award winning artisan bakery based right in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath. We bake everything on site in our bakery, from the cakes to the artisan bread and our patisseries. The venue also houses our bakery school where we run regular courses.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?