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Coffee Barker

#190 of 1,015 Places to Eat in Cardiff
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
029 20224575
Today
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Coffee Barker is located in the beautiful Victorian Castle Arcade. Just...
Coffee Barker is located in the beautiful Victorian Castle Arcade. Just off Cardiff High Street in the city centre and very near to Cardiff Castle. For all year continental "outside" dining there is seating within the Castle Arcade. Step through to doors and find delightfully comfy arm chairs within an ambiance that is always relaxed. Coffee Barker serves great Coffee, fine Teas, and tasty food made in our own little kitchen every day. Winner of numerous awards including Best Coffee bar. Open 7days Monday through Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm & Sunday 10.30am-5pm Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, All day comfort food. Great Coffee, handmade cake and ll the good stuff required for a chilled catch up with friends or a quick pit-stop whilst shopping. Enjoy x
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tea & Cakes

Terrific Pot of tea, 1 pot 2 cups priced by the pot, great. Delicious homemade cakes and shortbreads love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Popped into Coffee Barker for a spot of lunch. What a place, crammed with well worn leather armchairs and Chesterfields. Decor from the past - stacks of old books, old brown suitcases, games and rather wierdly a display of what I think were animal skulls. Be careful when sitting on the Chesterfields, they are about 3 feet deep. The most... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my hubby occasionally meet business clients here as it is such a great atmosphere and a very cool looking place, its a good impression I suppose. A few weeks ago we met an upcoming Bride and Groom there for a wedding consult and we all had a really nice time. It wasn't too busy considering it was 2pm... More 

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Idyllwild, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's full of hipsters and pensioners in equal measure. The ham and cheese toasted sandwich with whole grain mustard is divine, the coffee is magnificent, and there is Victoria sponge, home made 'rustic' soup served in a pan, lots and lots and lots of comfy leather chairs inside, smal tables with candles outside in the arcade. The staff are very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'd heard good things about this coffee car so thought I would give it a try today - firstly I would say I rarely post negative comments and thus this is a sad day , but I have to say that I was bitterly disappointed with the whole experience , if the owners had taken as much time on staff... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well, where do I begin. I heard about this place from a friend and though it would be a great place to take my dad for nice lunch, he's a bit of a coffee expert and we read the reviews and headed over! Boy, were we disappointed... There were about 4 Panini's to choose from all under the wrong labels,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Terrific Pot of tea, 1 pot 2 cups priced by the pot, great. Delicious homemade cakes and shortbreads love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lovely decor and atmosphere, coffee is nice and great selection of food and drinks. Would agree that the food is slightly expensive. Always a must when visiting Cardiff

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ambiance nice coffee tasteful BUT, Standing at the counter at 11:50 got served at 12:04 asked for a bacon sandwich but told the kitchen is closed for breakfasts at 12 o clock, they could have ordered a bacon sandwich if they really wanted to, yet at 12:30 another customer ordered 2 toast which is also on the breakfast menu and... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We popped in, with a friend, for lunch while shopping in Cardiff. The venue was large and trendy with a quaint and pleasing decor, along with comfortable leather sofas and chairs. We chose a selection of sandwiches and a panini for our vegetarian friend. The food was filling and delicious and the price around £8 per head. The coffee was... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Brought my daughter here for lunch. We had fantastic jacket potatoes with lovely toppings. Atmosphere fab and staff charming. Very reasonable price and super comfy chairs. They have just got it all right.

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Additional Information about Coffee Barker

Address: Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
Phone Number: 029 20224575
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 029 20224575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Coffee Barker is located in the beautiful Victorian Castle Arcade. Just off Cardiff High Street in the city centre and very near to Cardiff Castle. For all year continental "outside" dining there is seating within the Castle Arcade. Step through to doors and find delightfully comfy arm chairs within an ambiance that is always relaxed. Coffee Barker serves great Coffee, fine Teas, and tasty food made in our own little kitchen every day. Winner of numerous awards including Best Coffee bar. Open 7days Monday through Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm & Sunday 10.30am-5pm Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, All day comfort food. Great Coffee, handmade cake and ll the good stuff required for a chilled catch up with friends or a quick pit-stop whilst shopping. Enjoy x
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?