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CafeJAZZ

21 St Mary Street | Sandringham Hotel, Cardiff CF10 1PL, Wales
029 20387026
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Ranked #163 of 879 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
Description: CaféJAZZ is Cardiff's leading jazz, blues and food venue. As its name suggests, CaféJAZZ is an establishment founded on a love of hosting the best jazz sounds new and old, local and international. At CaféJAZZ you can be sure of a warm welcome, friendly and high quality service and delicious food at good prices - and all of this whilst enjoying live performances from some of the world's finest jazz musicians. The CaféJAZZ venue is situated in the heart of one of the liveliest and youngest capital cities in Europe, and its intimate size lets you feel close to the action. So call in and enjoy!
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have been meaning to visit this little place for ages but never got around to it . Finally we popped in on Monday for lunch. So glad we did ! Obviously at that time of day there was no live music but the background music was great - none of the rubbish we'd had to endure whilst out shopping... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am really pleased that you have enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Simon More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Called in and was looking at the bar menu when a discussion with Luke gave us the option of using my Taste card for a 2 4 1 meal. As I am on a gluten free diet, the chef talked to me about the changes he could make to any dish on the menu.........So different from some places I could... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am really happy that you have enjoyed yourselves and I am grateful for your kind words. It is really nice to hear the boys are doing a good job and I will make sure they are aware of your lovely comments. Hopefully we will welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Simon More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Family birthday. Would like to thank Simon and his staff for a fantastic night. Food was excellent, staff and service were brilliant would highly recommend . Would like to thank Simon

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sue for your lovely words. It was a real pleasure to welcome you all. It was a smashing party and your friends helped to make it a great atmosphere all night. I hope Martin enjoyed his birthday celebrations and please pass my thanks onto him also. Hopefully we will see you all again in the future.... More

Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having visited Café Jazz many times before and after Rugby International matches at the Millennium Stadium, my wife and I decided to try lunch there on a shopping trip. The location is ideal, being in St. Mary's Street in the centre of Cardiff while the food represented good value for money. The atmosphere was enjoyable and made the more so... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am really pleased to read that you have enjoyed yourselves. Alex has asked me to pass his thanks on to you also. Hopefully as you say we will welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Simon More

Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Family birthday meal for my 8 year old, first visit to CafeJazz and must admit when we first approached I was apprehensive as the décor outside looked rather shabby. I had booked over the phone with the intention of paying with Tesco Vouchers, no problems and no issues using them when it was time to settle the bill. Special mention... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for deciding to visit us at Cafejazz. I am really pleased that your little boy has enjoyed his special day. We are working on the canopy's outside so hopefully this will improve the outside look of the building. I have not had bad comments about the toilets before but I will certainly... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was my first time in Cafe Jazz and second visit for my boyfriend and we both really enjoyed it. Food was good and you can dine well in this restaurant even with a smaller budget. More than anything, the service was really good and the atmosphere was what you would expect from a jazz restaurant. Over all very pleasant... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you have both enjoyed yourselves and found the service and atmosphere to be really good. Hopefully we will welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Simon More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is not "fine dining", but a rustic place with good value for money food and live music (if you can catch it!) Unfortunately, we found out after arriving that the live music didn't begin until 10pm! That was disappointing, as we had so hoped to enjoy some of the expected nice blues or jazz music while we ate. Anyway,... More

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Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. I am very pleased that you have generally enjoyed yourselves. Music does start later on a Friday but is earlier in the week. I will ask the chef to check the mussels on your advice. We buy them from the local fishmongers so they should be of good quality. I hope we will... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We dined at cafe jazz about two years ago and it was amazing, what a shame we went back. I couldn't believe how obvious it was that after being brought the wrong starter and being told mine would be one minute we then clearly heard the microwave, and after it pinged out came my haddock. It became clear very quickly... More

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SimonSandringham, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience in Cafejazz. I am so sorry to read that you have not enjoyed yourselves. I will investigate with the chefs what went wrong. They are though the same ones as the last time you visited and have been with me for over fifteen years so consistency should be... More

Gwent, Wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were 3 dinners, 2 from Germany and one Welsh. We ate here on 15/04/2014. Medium Rare Rump, Medium Rump and Salmon. All the food was cooked to perfection with good quality meats. Staff were all friendly and helpful,

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SimonSandringham, Manager at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and i am really pleased to read that you have enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Mireille More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Second time dining at cafe jazz and again the food was great. Real cooking! The waitress couldn't be any more helpful too. The only negative I have is that the decor could do with an update. Thanks again!

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SimonSandringham, Manager at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for visiting us again. I am very pleased you have enjoyed your return and hopefully we will welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Mireille More

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