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Coffee Barker

#195 of 1,029 Places to Eat in Cardiff
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
029 20224575
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Lovely but slow

Me and the husband came here for coffee and a cake on a rainy afternoon. The staff were friendly, the coffee was smooth and the tiffin with cherry was delicious. The only problem we had was the wait. There weren't many people ahead of us when we came in but we waited about 20mins from when we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Their selection of sandwiches is great and the quality it's very good. The soup of the day is also recommendable. Also the atmosphere is very nice and relaxing

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Me and the husband came here for coffee and a cake on a rainy afternoon. The staff were friendly, the coffee was smooth and the tiffin with cherry was delicious. The only problem we had was the wait. There weren't many people ahead of us when we came in but we waited about 20mins from when we got in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I go to this cafe' quite often during the lazy and rainy weekends to have a Sunday treat and I love the scrambled eggs with salmon! Simply delicious, the coffee is pretty good as well and I could sitting there for hours, it's such a cosy and comfortable place! In my opinion, it's one of the best in Cardiff.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a quirky little cafe I visited for a coffee with visiting family. The coffee tasted great and my cousins enjoyed milk shakes - served in old school pint milk bottles. Recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited Coffee Barker today with friends, loved the decor and the feel of the place, but it's so overpriced. I paid £2.99 for two pieces of toast. I asked if the soup was home made and was informed no, which was unexpected and disappointing. Plus is it me or do the staff never smile.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Called in for breakfast after arriving in Cardiff early morning. I had granola and yogurt plus fruit was lovely and loads too. Partner had cooked food. Not so big but delicious. Lovely setting too. Good ambience. Nice staff. Comfy seating inside though we chose outside as good weather. Well recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went to Coffee Barker to finish off a weekend away in Cardiff. We had iced coffee, chocolate milkshake and a brownie. Was wonderful. Sat outside in the arcade. Really nice inside too! Would be lovely to meet friends here or simply curl up and read a book!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Palma violet and chocolate cake is absolutely delicious. Good if you like a variety of teas and conveniently located. Does dim Cymraeg serch hynny.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?