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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales (City Centre)
029 20224575
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Ranked #109 of 957 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $10
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited for breakfast on Saturday on a recommendation from family members. Setting is fantastic and both food & drinks were great but customer service was lacking. Staff seemed a little aloof & our order was taken but sauce was wrong when it arrived. The waiter who looked like he'd not long got out of bed slammed the correct sauce... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

amazing cozy interior, homey feeling on comfy armchairs. did not try the food but it looks very good. i would definitely recommend a visit here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had chocolate brownie here and as an avid baker I have to say these are some of the best I've tasted! Lovely decor and atmosphere. I had a chai latte as well which was lovely.

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

An Interesting little coffee/tea shop set in historic Castle Arcade. staff are very helpful and friendly

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I'm a postgrad student in Cardiff University and I come here on average about twice a week, sometimes with friends and family, but often alone to order my usual coffee and maybe a bacon sandwich and sit in a squashy leather armchair and let the lively but not too noisy atmosphere wash over me as I read whatever dreary article... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Such an attractive cafe, relaxed atmosphere. Although busy, you can clearly see why with beautifully appetising paninis and cakes, certainly worth any wait (potentially- I only waited 10mins but can see others wait longer) definitely my new favourite cafe in Cardiff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wandering round Cardiff with a friend both very new to Cardiff we stumbled uoon this coffee house and just loved the look of it! We are both great believers in supporting local independent businesses . We picked the soup of the day oddly served in a saucepan type container with some chunky granary bread and butter and tea in a... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Big wing backed leather chairs, mis matched floral teacups, fantatstic butler sink basins in the loos and breakfasts to die for.Eggs Benedict or Pancakes with Bacon and Blueberries for us - lovely. Self service which isn't obvious when first going in and initially seemed a bit chaotic as still bringing in the milk for the day , but once you've... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We wanted to sit and have a coffee and perhaps a snack. The interior of this restaurant looks appealing, but it was quite full. We had to stand in queue as no waiter service. We watched the waiters and waitresses and they were moving about but the queue did not lessen. We must have stood their waiting for nearly fifteen... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I’m not usually one to go out of my way to sing the praises of a restaurant (It’s very rare I have reason to). However in this case I felt the Barker Coffee (café) deserves all the acclaim I could muster. The venue itself is relaxed yet stylish without being pretentious. I ordered the full breakfast something I have down... 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>  > 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: Café

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