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Cafe Bar 26

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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
08:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this relaxed yet professional cafe/bar with a strong Spanish flair for a brunch. Was quite busy but service was still good and had a little wait for the food but drinks arrived quickly. The coffee (flat white) was really smooth and nice - almost as good as the best I've had, in Madrid of all places. We both chose... More 

Thank Phil D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I (& Minnie the dog) visited this restaurant today & the food & service were great! We'd had a long day walking & decided to call in for a late lunch - we chose 6 tapas dishes between us, each one was tasted great & were decent sized portions. I'd highly recommend the sardines on toast &... More 

Thank Sw7900
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on a visit to Keswick from our home in Carlisle and on the way to the gallery nearby we spotted this little gem. We managed to get a great spot next to the window at a busy Saturday lunchtime ; the weather was typically Lake District and so many visitors were seeking shelter in various cafes/pubs. We were greeted... More 

Thank WendandKris
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in as I fancied a coffee and a cake and my friends a cocktail / glass of wine . . . one of our party fancied a lemoncello cocktail which was advertised on a chalk board but we were told it was only available when dining, even though all the ingredients were visible behind the bar. I asked... More 

Thank Peter C
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here just before Christmas. The food was acceptable tapas food but was, in my opinion, overpriced for what was on offer. Also, some of the items were not as described e.g. parma ham with figs actually came with melon instead of figs (with no explanation from staff), and 1/2 loaf of bread was more like the size of a... More 

Thank KellyR744
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called for a quick coffee before leaving the area, and the staff could hardly have been more helpful. Food being served looked good, but we didn't try anything as we were on our way elsewhere. Enjoyed it enough to warrant reviewing it and will definitely eat here next time in the area.

Thank BruceYork
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off for a light lunch after a long walk good unexpected atmosphere very attentive bar staff good choice on menu a bit different from normal British cafe music also in keeping with atmosphere a must visit

Thank Judith C
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited cafe bar 26 Keswick for lunch on Saturday 28th Jan.Greeted by a friendly male waiter who asked us if we were having food & helped us locate a seat which previous customers were just vacating so he promptly cleared & cleaned it for us.Female waitress came over & asked if everything ok..?? We were quite puzzled as we hadnt... More 

Thank fuertegirl20
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for a drink yesterday evening - loved their extensive gin and tonic menu with range of accompaniments! Also loved the laid back atmosphere! Will certainly be going back.

Thank Sarah P
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious, friendly and unexpected, when so many menus are just variations of the same old dishes we enjoyed the best Spanish style brunch ever, superbly cooked and piping hot (so many places serve tepid food). All four of us ordered a different dish and all four of us were delighted with our choices, it's not complicated stuff it's simple stuff... More 

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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
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 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
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 tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. 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 Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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