Welcome to THE SQUARE ORANGE Cafe Bar

The “Squorange”, as it’s affectionally known by locals and visitors alike, is an unexpected gem found nestled in the heart of Keswick. With a full bar, speciality coffee menu, freshly made stone baked pizzas and live music evenings; the warm and welcoming atmosphere is one you will find hard to leave!

Established in 1998, the Square Orange aim was to bring a taste of the continental café bar culture to the Lake District. It worked and with the help of a great team continues to work tirelessly to develop the unique fusion of Lakeland hospitality and European flavour.

With guest wines from family run vineyards, local microbreweries offered alongside Belgian and German beers, rotating coffee blends from Cumbrian roasteries as well as sourcing further afield flavours from India & South America, we pride ourselves on using a wide range of authentic and high quality suppliers.

So why not join us for a catch up with a pot of tea and a slice of cake or a cup of one of our carefully chosen coffee blends. Have a perfect evening with a much loved cocktail and freshly made pizza from our corner pizza oven. On a rainy day sit back and enjoy an eclectic mix of flavours from our European inspired tapas menu whilst competing over a game of chess. The possibilities are endless!

Whether you are looking for some quiet time or an opportunity to meet or even make new friends, we look forward to welcoming you soon.


Garlic, Spinach, Mozzarella, topped with an egg!



Bruschetta - Tomato, Basil and Garlic on toasted Crostini



Spiced Courgette served with Crusty Bread.



Queso Ideazabal - Spanish Raw Smoked Sheeps Milk Cheese.



Galaxy Chocolate and Salted Caramel Cheesecake.


Tapas served every day from 12pm

Pizzas served every night from 6-9pm as well as 12pm - 3pm on weekends. We also serve pizza during the day through the school holidays. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE TABLE RESERVATIONS but don't let that put you off. Stick around at the bar, have a beer and before you know it there'll be a seat for you.

Although we aim to serve food all day, there may be the rare occasion that we have to stop it for an hour in order to prepare for the evening service. We don't like doing it, but with the kitchen being smaller than most under the stairs cupboards then sometimes we don't have much choice. We will however do our best to accommodate you if this should be the case.


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Keswick Square Orange
20 St. John's Street
CA12 5AS
T: 017687 73888
Opening Times
10am - 11pm Sunday to Thursday
10am - Midnight Friday and Saturday
Please note that we do not take table reservations
Outside the Square Orange Bar Tender Coffee Machine Coffee Machine Draft Beer Handmade Pizza Live Music