We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Summerhouse

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for The Summerhouse and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is a fab cafe in Bute Park in Cardiff. It opens at 8.00am and does...
This is a fab cafe in Bute Park in Cardiff. It opens at 8.00am and does wonderful cooked breakfasts, even on Sundays. Lunches,snacks etc.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Location Shame About The Staff

Arrived here at 3.30pm on a sunny September afternoon.Most of the tables had been cleared and put away leaving around three tables to choose from. Put in my order for two latte's to be greeted with a sigh from the young lady serving. She obviously didn't want to be there and got the feeling she... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Ieu1
,
Cardiff
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a mid ride coffee. Staff very pleasant and the coffee was lovely. So nice, I returned later in the day for a panini. Just what the doctor ordered!

Helpful?
Thank James P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We haven't been here before and honestly didn't even know it was here. We came here Saturday before the rugby started, it was very busy but were served quickly by a lovely polite girl. Then sent around for coffee. The system seems to work very well. We ordered food and thought we would have to wait for a while as... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sjones29
Cardiff
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Arrived here at 3.30pm on a sunny September afternoon.Most of the tables had been cleared and put away leaving around three tables to choose from. Put in my order for two latte's to be greeted with a sigh from the young lady serving. She obviously didn't want to be there and got the feeling she didn't want us to be... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ieu1
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Had the worst cheese and onion panini here,cheese barely melted,huge thick slices of raw onion,luke warm tea.such a pity as it has so much potential.staff were polite but seemed as they couldn't be bothered

Helpful?
Thank Janette R
cardiff
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The place is wonderfully located, and the food is fine. The person who took our order though was so rude; kept saying 'what?' huffing and puffing and was rude to the younger staff (who were all fine and polite). It's embarrassing that somewhere so prominent in the city has senior staff that clearly aren't suited to this line of work.... More 

Helpful?
Thank c-diff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped here for lunch whilst walking the Taff trail. It was good to sit outside in the sun and enjoy an excellent lunch with good with portion sizes.

Helpful?
1 Thank sparshop
london
Level Contributor
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stopped here while walking my dog, all i wanted was a bottle of water, the staff stood chatting with the service window open and said they were shut !, all the chairs, tables were still situated on the grass, there were people sat eating and drinking and yet they would not sell me water !!. The member of staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank beentheredonethat041
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Sunny morning so we thought of The Summerhouse in Bute Park. The coffee wasn't hot and it was tasteless. Such a lovely facility with so much potential but clearly maintaining quality doesn't seem a priority.

Helpful?
Thank Helen H
Cardigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped here for a drink after a day in Cardiff. Sat on the armchairs. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. We had bottled drinks(no ice available and no glasses offered) Had a really tasty slice of homemade sponge cake. Open on Sunday.

Helpful?
2 Thank Helen P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Visited the Summerhouse in our beautiful Bute Park for lunch on a lovely afternoon but disappointed in this café. I ordered a baguette and was given one wrapped in cellophane and was not given a plate which made it awkward to eat and the bread was too 'doughy'. I bought a cold drink but was not given a glass. When... More 

Helpful?
Thank Violet S

Travelers who viewed The Summerhouse also viewed

 

Been to The Summerhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is a fab cafe in Bute Park in Cardiff. It opens at 8.00am and does wonderful cooked breakfasts, even on Sundays. Lunches,snacks etc.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Summerhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?