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Cafe Retro

18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
+44 1225 339347
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“croque madame” (9 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
“panini” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday morning. The service was excellent. The menu had lots of choice, and they were very happy for you to personalise your choices. I went for the Croque Madame with a poached egg (instead of fried). It was just what...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited bath for my birthday and decided on this place for breakfast. The waitress was faultless dealing single handedly with a full compliment of people around 20 people in the cafe and her Swift actions and super energetic personality was amazing. Credit to you...More

2  Thank Lee-Anne w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a family breakfast having read the glowing reports. On entering we were greeted with a warm welcome and the cafe has a ice relaxed vibe about it. There was a good choice of drinks including iced coffee which went down very well....More

Thank Nick W
Lisa G, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the coffee & atmosphere on your visit. I am sorry you weren't so happy with the food, we would have been very happy to replace it had you said at the time. I have spoken to the kitchen about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great lunch - we had goat's cheese with caremelised onions baguette and a BLT with flat whites. Well prepared with a nice side salad. Friendly service with a good location.

Thank angeldazer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lady in there was rude. Our family were eating and we went to join them but weren’t eating. Because we weren’t eating we were rudely asked to leave as the seats were worth £20. Now I understand people need to make money however there’s a...More

Thank Chloe H
Lisa G, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry that our waitress was rude during your visit to our cafe. It is extremely difficult as we are a small cafe and we don't have many tables, if it is quiet then we would be more than happy for you to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast venue par excellence! It gets crowded mind, precisely because it is so good. You never know who you will meet in there, celebrities, long lost pals and random nice folks abound.

1  Thank MAPW1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best coffee in Bath, very friendly staff, great location to grab a coffee before going into the Roman Baths or going on the History of Bath tips only Walking Tour by the Abbey.

1  Thank MRandtheMRS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the restaurant this morning, and I was disappointed in the service. First of all, no one was there except me. Now I know why. The waitress (shorter blonde hair), was very abrupt and didn’t pay any attention to me after I ordered....More

Thank Kyle E
Lisa G, Manager at Cafe Retro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience when you visited us, we are known for our friendly service. I have spoken to the waitress in question and unfortunately she was distracted that morning for reasons I can't go into in public, I would only say we...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

First visited here fourteen years ago long before trip advisor existed....pleased to say it’s still as great now as it was then...superb eggs benedict....brilliant service and dog friendly.

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

we had a couple of really good mocha to enjoy in the Bath Abbey courtyard and then later we grabbed a couple of sandwiches which were great.

1  Thank jeff h
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Questions & Answers
29 August 2015|
Response from Lisa G | Property representative |
Hi, it's probably best to call Pat direct on 01225 310132
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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