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Chapel Arts Cafe

#58 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Lower Borough Walls. | Opposite Lamb and Lion Pub.southgate., Bath BA1 1QR, England
+44 1225 920256
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Pollenca, Spain
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little cafe quite different from the posey places that abound here. But like a student hangout mismatched furniture and toilets like a church hall but the food and service are excellent. Aubergine flatbreads are brilliant and the coffee actually tastes like coffee unlike Costa etc. and not a barista in sight. On the expensive side but not for Bath.... More 

Thank Royrolls
Kent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here of parsnip & apple soup. It was a busy Saturday afternoon & we were lucky to find seats. The menu is interesting & slightly quirky. Very friendly atmosphere. The soup was great. My husband had the chocolate & pistachio cake - scrumptious.

Thank Elizabeth N
Bath, United Kingdom
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511 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... and looked enviously at the people having proper lunch. This is such a friendly place -we sat on the sofa to sip our coffee and eat our pain au chocolat, taking advantage of the magazines under the coffee table and swore to come back for a proper lunch!

Thank Renate P
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a couple of times and always had a great meal. Tasty & fresh, as well as good value. Beats a high street chain any day.

Thank Roberts-Strattons
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nice and the service was also very good. Unfortunately it was quite expensive for a cafe lunch and the serving sizes were quite small.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bromley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday luchtime and the place was pretty full. Had delicious flatbreads and cake. There is a separate vegan menu and vegan desserts available.

Thank LoupyofHayes
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy, out-of-the-way gem in central Bath. Friendly staff, good food and coffee. £8 for flatbread dishes, inspired from all over the world, though not substantial if looking for a bigger lunch. With nice art and photography decorating the small place, you can relax in a nice atmosphere.

Thank Julie S
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this cafe many times and have never been disappointed with the standard of food. Their decaffinated coffee is the best in Bath. It's a quirky little place full of charm with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank dfair11
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My daughter used to work here and was keen to show us the cafe. We arrived on a grey and drizzly day and entered a buzzing, packed cafe. Mark was doing his best to ensure that everyone was seated and served, and yet the people kept on coming!! It was a shame that the coffee machine wasn't working, although it... More 

Thank Parisluvver
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Second visit and still disappointed (thought the first one may have been a one off but sadly not). Poor coffee - the machine is not working (again). Limited choice of cakes and pastries although there appears to be a selection of sandwiches. Understaffed mid morning. All in all, we shall be trying elsewhere rather than risk a third visit.

Thank LoveFrenchWine

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Borough Walls. | Opposite Lamb and Lion Pub.southgate., Bath BA1 1QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 920256

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