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Coffee Barker

Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales (Cathays)
029 20224575
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Ranked #107 of 898 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood: Cathays
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I love finding a little independent coffee shop to relax in. This was recommended by a friend and is right next to Cardiff castle so a perfect little stop off after sightseeing at the castle. Big comfy chairs, tasty cakes on offer and the milkshakes are yummy and arrive in milk bottles! Lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wonderful decor, wonderful staff. My favourite kind of coffee shop! Would recommend this place to everyone. The marble cake = to die for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Second time me and my partner have been here and have left 100% satisfied with the food and service! Unique setting, very relaxing and reasonably priced. Will be returning!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Just had brunch here with my hubby. We chose the bacon & scrambled duck egg sandwiches washed down with pots of tea. The food was lovely. Massive doorsteps with flavoursome nicely cooked bacon (very little fat on it) and great scrambled eggs. The pots of tea were also very good containing three generous cups in each pot. The staff were... More

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Abu Dhabi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Been coming here off and on for years as the coffee is good and the food matches...... However, it's roasting inside on an average September afternoon and the tables outside looked like they'd been last cleaned in August. As others have said it's a little pricey but the Hunters chicken with bacon and chutney panini and drinks were good. Why... More

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sad to say that after several years of excellent service, things are not what they used to be. Mostly trivial but the trend is downward. Watching staff dish out burnt toast, various items such as fruit missing from the porridge, disabled elderly ladies dropping things off their tray and staff pretending not to notice....

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Stockholm, Sweden
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209 reviews 209 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is hands down one of the best places for coffee or lunch in Cardiff, the atmosphere is cool and relaxed. The interior design is amazing and the food is delicious.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not usually being the one to write a bad review, I couldn't help myself with this one.... As visitors to Cardiff we chose this cafe for the nice decor, that's about it. The soup we had was 5.49 per bowl but when we looked over the counter we saw it was heated up sainsburys soup that costs £1 to buy... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Paid a very disappointing to this over rated coffee house recently. The service was shambolic. I failed to tell which pot of tea contained "ordinary" tea, & which was "Earl Grey". The weak, flavourless tea was served in cute, retro enamel tea pots. They looked fabulous. However, the handles were SO hot, I burnt my hand. When I showed the... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I liked Barkers. I'd really like to keep on liking it too, but the service I had on my last visit may have pushed me too far to ever return..... Firstly, when customers arrive at the counter at least acknowledge them even if you're really, really busy chatting to your colleague... Secondly, try to deliver to the table what the... More

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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  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Café

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