100% plant-based cafe bar serving coffee, cake, wine, beers and cocktails - please check current opening hours for the kitchen. A private dining space is also available and comfortably seats 8 - 16 guests. Children are welcome however they do not provide high chairs or children's menus. Open Mon-Wed 10:00-17:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-17:00. Closed Sun & Tue. Bar is open daily.

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26 Reviews

First Review by DaveStooshie


Points +28

18 Nov 2023

Awesome snacks, great drinks, nice vibe, lovely staff

Lovely stuff, great staff and great vibe, dog friendly. Little bit pricey, but very tasty

Pros: Great atmosphere, Great tasting food, Great staff

Cons: Slighty pricey



Points +2809

29 Oct 2023

cosy cafe

offering savory and sweet snacks, very cosy atmosphere


Points +303

28 Aug 2023

Nice food, check opening times

Had spotted this place one afternoon, so went back another day to find it closed. There was a sign in the door apologising for limited opening times and suggesting other vegan friendly places. Sadly I had no more days left in my holiday so the best I could do was call in for take away on the way home the next morning.

We ordered savoury pastries and cakes. All were delicious. My husband said it was the best vegan cornish he's ever eaten. The millionaire cheesecake was also delicious (if a little difficult to eat as take away with your fingers!)

Interior is modern, and says cafe bar more than vegan cafe. Would have liked to eat in if I'd had the chance.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-28


Points +54

29 Jul 2023

Understated veganism

Really informative and interesting place. Understated vibe. Contemporary cafe bar. Great cakes.

Pros: Vegan committed , Lovely cakes, Varied menu


Points +120

21 Jun 2023

Good but could be great

The food is great but service needs to be a bit slicker. This could be a great vegan place and should proudly trumpet the fact that it is plant-based rather than seeming to apologise for it. The foccacia and broad bean dip was fabulous, as were the tabbouleh and the kofta.

Pros: Great food, Good location and spacious dining area

Cons: Short of enthusiasm!


Points +564

11 Jun 2023

Must visit for vegans

This is a great place, very modern decor and really good, tasty vegan food. A must visit for any vegans in the area.

Pros: Excellent food , Modern decor , Run by vegans


Points +194

11 Jun 2023


Had a perfect 'VLT' sandwich and biscoff cake. Must visit when in Keswick.


Points +19

05 Jun 2023

So good! 100% vegan in every way, and absolutely delicious.

If you like great food, go here!
If you like very reasonable prices, go here!
If you like supporting ethical people who care about animals and our planet, go here!

Such a good find in a place I wouldn’t expect to find this! Loved it!!

Pros: Amazing food, Good, caring vegan owners, Very fairly priced


Points +446

28 Mar 2023

Vegan Gem in Keswick

Lovely place for a vegan pit stop whilst in The Lakes. Great atmosphere and lovely cafe itself, music is chilled too. Visited for coffee and cake and back again the next day for lunch. Unfortunately only serving a very limited menu with cakes, small plates, wine and cocktails whilst they appoint a new chef. House milk is oat but have soya milk too. Check their opening hours before visiting as they don’t open every day. Will definitely be back next time we visit.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-28

Pros: 100% plant-based, Friendly staff, Chilled atmosphere and lovely environment

Cons: Limited menu so not much choice (temporary only)


Points +58

31 Oct 2022

Great space

Extensive menu, great service, excellent food and wines

Pros: 100 percent vegan


Points +50

29 Oct 2022


Was looking for some vegan breakfast after a night camping in the hills and stumbled across this little gem. Great choice on the menu, friendly staff and great food. Highly recommended.


Points +99

23 Oct 2022

Great coffee and food

A good variety on the menu which isn’t just the usual burger and falafel option.

Pros: Great menu, Brunch and lunch


Points +267

15 Oct 2022

Lovely food and owner

We dropped in here by chance when visiting a friend in the Lakes. We had a delicious lunch and I remember having the biscoff cheesecake which was amazing 🤤

The owner was really friendly and had a really nice chat with us - we would definitely return next time we are in Keswick

Pros: Great menu, Excellent vegan ‘junk’ options, Friendly staff


Points +91

03 Oct 2022

Fantastic Food

Such a cool restaurant, great food and drinks choices 🖤


Points +54

07 Aug 2022

Best vegan food we’ve had!

We are on holiday near by and found this place using Happy Cow. Great atmosphere, service and menu. Will definitely be back!

Pros: Everything plant based , Great atmosphere and service , Decent sized portions at a good price


Points +301

31 Jul 2022

Solid vegan brunch

We came here in a pinch looking for a pre-walk breakfast and it was decent. I enjoyed the oats with PBJ, however could have had more choice of vegan options e.g full vegan breakfast

Pros: Lots of allergy information , Reasonably priced

Cons: Limited choice


Points +44

11 Jul 2022

Respite on a hot day

Almond hot chocolate

Pros: Great specials, Cool atmosphere , Dog friendly

Cons: Small desserts


Points +491

03 Jul 2022

All vegan, good coffee and desserts

Not necessarily the best of Keswick, but very nice that they have an all vegan menu and good options for dessert. Ideal location if you arrive in Keswick after a hike.


Points +69

21 Jun 2022

Biscoff cheesecake to die for!!

Lovely menu with 100% vegan options

Pros: Simple menu, Lovely setting, Easy options


Points +128

31 May 2022

Excellent vegan food

Lovely visit to this great vegan cafe, fully plant based and great staff. Waffles are amazing


Points +176

30 May 2022

Great morning coffee stop

Really lovely. Only stopped for coffee.


Points +24

18 Nov 2021

Little Gem

We all loved this little gem, found just round the corner from Lake Derwentwater. We had the nachos, hummus and pita and chocolate cake- all of which were delicious! The coffee was amazing, definitely the best we had all holiday. The interiors were lovely and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend!!!

Pros: Fully plant-based, Beautiful interiors , Delicious food and coffee


Points +22

28 Oct 2021

Cool Bar with hopefully more vegan food on the menu soon

We had a lovely time in Cafe Bar 26. Good drinks and tasty snacks. We got to talk to the owner who is a really inspiring vegan. She plans to transform this place further and bring more vegan food items on the menu. We can highly recommend going there.


Points +28

26 Sep 2020

Brilliant Plant Based Cafe/Bar

My wife and I are visiting Keswick and booked a table at Cafe Bar 26 mainly because we are vegan and love trying places that are plant based when we are on our travels.
To say we were impressed this evening is an understatement !

The food menu has a tapas feel to it and what we had was fabulous. We made sure (for test purposes only you understand !) that we had plenty of the dishes on offer and ended up with 8 plates which included ‘meat’ balls, ‘Fish’ Goujons, Vietnamese Fries, Mock Duck Pancakes, Chick’n Nuggets, and others. They were absolutely faultless ! Tasty, plentiful and clearly lovingly prepared.

We were chatting with the owner who is a lovely lady and deserves success at this brilliant place. It boasts a comfortable setting inside and a great atmosphere.

The staff were friendly and we will undoubtedly go back the next time we are in Keswick and suggest you don’t miss it when you are there either ! We are pretty taken with Cafe Bar 26. Can you tell ?!

Pros: Tasty plant based tapas style plates , Great staff and a passionate owner , Super atmosphere


Points +34

26 Sep 2020

Lovely tapas bar

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and well worth a visit. Lovely choice of plant based tapas, chilled setting and great friendly service.

Pros: Small but good tapas choices, Reasonably priced, Nice place for a drink


Points +35

19 Feb 2020

Another new, vegan-friendly eatery in Keswick

Our first visit to Cafe Bar 26 since we saw publicity for its exclusively plant-based menu, although we had been customers several times before for music evenings. We met friends for Sunday lunch this time and had mezze platter from the small plate menu with a side order of spicy fries. We had a bit of a wait for the meals to arrive, even though the bar was quiet, but the food was good and the staff friendly. Worth a visit.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food, Nice atmosphere

Cons: A bit of a wait for food to arrive

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