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Kemi's Cafe Bar

Lloyd George Avenue | Craft in the Bay, The Flourish, Cardiff, Wales
029 2045 3335
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Ranked #101 of 878 restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Located on a traffic island...don't be put off...this place is different as it is part of 'Craft in the Bay' which is Wales' first artists co-operative; that art work is high-quality. The food is prepared 'fresh' and albeit a tad aimed towards vegetarian (would like at least a 50:50 choice here guys and gals), it is a quiet and niche... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Turned up for lunch just to see signs that they were no longer in Craft in the bay. Have they moved as we really enjoyed eating here before

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great selection of food on offer, and a great location and building - we are frequent visitors here and that will not be changing anytime soon!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've enjoyed going here for many years. Popping in when I'm at Craft in the Bay. The salads are so good and have made me experiment with ideas in my own kitchen. The staff have always been very polite and helpful. I think it's a great lunchtime venue.

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dublin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The food was nice & the staff . They had a wonderful Welsh ice cream from Conti's in west Wales. We sat upstairs & the waiting stuff were up & down all day. They had Welsh ciders as well from Gwynt y Ddraig which is rather special. Why can't we find place like this in train stations across Wales, people... More

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KemisCafe, Manager at Kemi's Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our locally sourced Ice Cream and Cider. We are very keen to use local produce and it is good to hear them being praised. We hope to welcome you again soon. More

London, England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The sandwiches were nice, but a bit of a long wait as visited at lunchtime. Café only takes cash, but this is clearly signposted outside the café.

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KemisCafe, Manager at Kemi's Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your response. We are sorry if you feel you had to wait a long time for your sandwich and hope this would not put you off attending in the future - We are pleased that you did enjoy your sandwich. We are unsure why you might have thought that we only accept cash payments as we also... More

Cardiff
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I was delighted to hear that Kemi was opening another cafe near my home in Cardiff, because I had always liked visiting her place in the Bay. Her quiches are amazing, crumbly pastry and lovely fillings like salmon and cream cheese, roast veg. Coffee is good too and both my teenage girls love her cakes, good generous slices!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Kemi is an incredibly accomplished & creative cook: knowledgeable, clever, keen, kind, & knows her craft! Kemi & her café staff have champion culinary know-how, top-notch knife-skills, & clearly the knack of creating banquets of peak quality. . . Kemi’s home-cooked cuisine is the acme of perfection and includes the most remarkable & quirky, crisp & crunchy Salad Feasts containing... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Kemi now has three restaurants - my 'local' is in Pontcanna & I also visit Craft in the Bay when I can too. The salads are amazing, the gluten free chocolate and banana cake is one of my very few guilty pleasures and I love the atmosphere and customer service. I've got a fussy tummy, and Kemis' salads are a... More

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South Wales, UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I've been here a couple of times and, although ok, there are far better places to eat in and around the Bay. There's a choice of sandwiches and salads and there is some seating upstairs and outside. Service is also very slow.

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