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Because I Like It

Diamond Court Water Street | Derbyshire, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EW, England
+44 1629 813749
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (24 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (25 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Diamond Court Water Street | Derbyshire, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A quirky, friendly place with interesting cafe food. Especially good for those with allergies, vegetarians and vegans. The front room is busier, but we preferred it. Good value for money from people who clearly care.

Thank SajNorfolk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous gluten free Bakewell tart - delicious ! Service was great and a wide variety of cakes and snacks available

Thank Louise R
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of Because I Like It. We're so pleased you enjoyed our gluten free Bakewell Tart. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel & Val

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely cafe with a wide range of gluten free cakes and meals. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Thank flower1854
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of Because I Like It. We're glad you enjoyed our gluten free cakes and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel and Val

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will probably not return here. The most disturbing thing I saw I’ll get out of the way first - it was seeing the vegetarian knife being used to cut a prawn sandwich then placed back ready for next use. Not placed for washing, ready...More

Thank Minimadhippychik
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, which is the same as you posted on Facebook. Since you posted on Facebook we have spoken with our staff to reiterate and retrain them on the cross contamination and food safety processes we have in place with regard to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a high tea on a busy Saturday afternoon. Lovely selection of sandwiches with good quality fillings including prawn cocktail, brie and cranberries and ham and tomato and others. Cakes were wonderfully fresh and moist and far too tempting. We were supposed to end with...More

Thank Heather H
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel & Val

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Those who are not Gluten Free may be less impressed, but as far as GF places go it is pretty good. Nice atmosphere and staffMore

1  Thank rovingdoctor
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our gluten free Bakewell Tart. We are very proud of our Bakewell Tart as it has won 2 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards, which is more stars than other non gluten free Bakewell Tarts available in...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

My wife and I stopped here for a coffee. We sat outside in the sunshine (October 10th). We were so impressed that after our walk around Bakewell we returned for lunch, again outside. We had toasted sandwiches with salad garnish. They were excellent and reasonably...More

Thank Norman F
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visits to Because I Like It. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel & Val

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I was really pleased to find this place as I didn’t think I was going to get any Bakewell tart! They were very busy but our cake and drinks were quick, others were eating food around us and it looked delicious! A decent amount of...More

Thank Leanne T
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Because I Like It, and in particular our Vegan Bakewell Tart. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel & Val

Reviewed 15 September 2018

A coeliac's dream. Amazing gluten free/gluten free options (pretty much the entire menu). Very friendly staff. Really nice spot.

Thank JonnyDC1
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Because I Like It. Thanks also for your kind comments about our staff. Kind regards Nigel & Val

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place. I am 49 and I have never had such a nice Brie, cranberry and bacon toasted gluten free sandwich. The attention to detail when putting the sandwich together paved the way to perfection. My wife and I are going to eat...More

Thank sparky_boy63
Nigel H, Owner at Because I Like It, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your meal and cakes at Because I Like It and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Bakewell. Kind regards Nigel & Val

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Lindsay E
13 October 2018|
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Response from VALERIE880 | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely little cafe but I think maybe too small for a party of ten.
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Clareryall
11 November 2017|
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Response from Nigel H | Property representative |
Hi Clare, we get them from The Tapas Lunch Company who import them from Spain. The website is thetapaslunchcompany co uk. Hope this helps, kind regards Nigel & Val
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Pumpk
11 May 2016|
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Response from Nigel H | Property representative |
Yes we do offer a variety of breakfast options. We do a cooked breakfast of bacon, omelette and beans served with white, brown, of gluten free toast. We also offer Rarebit and Bacon Sandwiches. For lighter appetites, we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diamond Court Water Street | Derbyshire, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 813749
  • E-mail
Description
Because I Like It is a tearooms, with gluten-free,dairy-free and vegan options, as well as a gift shop and gallery in the centre of the beautiful Peak District town of Bakewell, Derbyshire.
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