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Published June 8th 2017
Velo Lounge is a vibrant and eclectic food and drinks venue located at the heart of a much loved street in Bath. Part of the 'Loungers' franchise, Velo offers a chilled out scene, awash with relaxing vintage and retro decor. Serving a diverse breakfast, lunch and evening menu, there are also tapas options and specials to be had throughout the week. An excellent quiz at 8pm every Sunday rounds off the weekend. If vintage chic is your thing, then you will love the mirrors, lights and furniture. Velo is also an all-weather venue, offering a cozy candle-lit atmosphere on blustery wet evenings, yet throwing open its windows and french doors to the street in fine weather. Indeed, on a hot day, the place has a European, almost Cuban feel to it.
I am a frequent visitor, and always find the food to be reasonably priced and of a high standard, the staff friendly and helpful, and the ambience thoroughly enjoyable. Whether on a date, having a coffee with friends or going out for a family breakfast, guests are thoughtfully catered for. Well stocked with books, board games and colouring activities for littluns, there is also a plethora of papers for older folk (both local and national), and a chilled yet funky music drifting around the interior. I am a big fan of the burgers there, but would also recommend their generous breakfasts. The coffee is excellent, but there is also a wide range of beers, wines and spirits available at the bar. The desserts are a must.
If attending to business or work matters, the place is (as ever), very well set up. The free wifi is excellent, and there are powerpoints and sockets aplenty. Upstairs provides a quieter millieu, and the seating ranges from cosy clusters of armchairs to tables with places for many more. It really is a place for everyone, and a glance around the interior will yield students hammering away at assignments, ladies who lunch, business meetings and lone readers, and many many more variations. It has become a place that I love, and I urge all to go and fall for it too.