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Eat like a local in Bath

Updated: May 6, 2020

Please note this information was correct at time of writing - during the Covid-19 outbreak all businesses have adopted different working practices. Please contact them to check opening times etc

Bath has a wide variety of places to eat and like most cities in the UK you will find plenty of chain restaurants around Bath. However where would a local Bathonian recommend? Here are some suggestions of perhaps lesser known eateries to visit!

Breakfast: Start the day off well

Thoughtful Bakery

This homely bakery offers a wide range of breakfast options and is tucked behind the main high street. Make sure to choose a dish with some form of bread/toast as it is made on site. They also offer a wide variety of pastries and cakes. You can eat in or takeaway!

Address; 19 Barton Street, Bath, BA1 1HG

Telephone: 01225 471747

Opening times: 8am-5pm


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The Fine Cheese Company

This café is quirky and serves high quality food. Perfect for a cooked option or a pastry and a coffee. Their freshly squeezed orange juice is a great way to kick off the day. Why not visit the cheese shop whilst you’re there!

Address: 29 & 31 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BN

Telephone: 01225 448748

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm


Coffee: Take a break


This café is perfectly placed to give you a break from shopping or sightseeing. If you are lucky enough to bag a table by the window you get a lovely view of the Pump Room and Abbey Courtyard. There are a selection of cakes and of course, coffee!

Address: 6 Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY

Telephone: 01225 758132

Opening times: Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm | Sunday 9am -6pm


The Columbian Company

Nestled in the centre of Bath is this gem, ready to provide you with great coffee. You can always take-away if you want to keep on the move! It's really small but don't let that put you off. Really friendly and Spanish speakers too.

Address: 6 Abbeygate Street, Bath, BA1 1NP

Telephone: 01225 316774

Opening times: Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm | Saturday 8am – 6pm | Sunday 10am – 5pm


Lunch: I need sustenance