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Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

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City Centre
Coffee Shop, British, Diner, Eclectic
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4 duke street arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ, Wales
02920666914
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, great service.

Found this quaint little place while sightseeing in Cardiff. We had the Cawl, fish cake dill salad and sweet potato chips. Definitely recommend all!! Service was great. Will come again and recommend to other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Fi311
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Found this quaint little place while sightseeing in Cardiff. We had the Cawl, fish cake dill salad and sweet potato chips. Definitely recommend all!! Service was great. Will come again and recommend to other.

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Thank you for your review and comments. Please come back and visit us again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had breakfast at this place. The portions were very big and the food amazing. We did not know what to choose from the various dishes. The scrambled eggs on toast were delicious and the fish salad too big to finish. The prices are sensible and the staff really frienfly and happy to help with suggestions. If you... More 

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Hi thanks for your feedback. We are glad you had a great experience at garlands and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've been to Garlands a few times and always thought it was good. My last vist during the bank holiday weekend was a different, and very disappointing experience. Staff were unattentive and got our order wrong . There was a half hearted offer to put it right but no genuine apology. The bacon I had was really tasteless and just... More 

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Hi thanks for your feedback. This is very important to us and we would like to to find out exactly the details of issues you have raised so we can rectify it. Would you be as so kind to email me at info@degumedia.co.uk so I can take this up with the owner. The owners of Garlands are passionate about their... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've visited this place twice, because I couldn't believe how bad it was the first time and wanted to give it a second shot, but it failed to impress me too. I had the pancakes with halloumi the first time, and THE PANCAKES WERE ROCK-HARD. Neither myself or my friend could eat more than half a pancake each, because it... More 

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Hi thanks for your feedback. This is very important to us and we would like to to find out exactly the details of issues you have raised so we can rectify it. Would you be as so kind to email me at info@degumedia.co.uk so I can take this up with the owner. The owners of Garlands are passionate about their... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Garlands is an excellent place to go for breakfast, I have been there several times and always had a good experience. I went on the April bank holiday weekend and it wasn't as good as my other visits, there were different staff and they were not as efficient. However, I am hoping it is back to the usual standard the... More 

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Hi thanks for your feedback. Could you please email us to let us know what day you visited? This can help us rectifying any issues so that we exceed expectations in the future. Could you email me via info@degumedia.co.uk Many thanks More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When I want to eat in cardiff is the only place I go.My wife and me enjoy every time the food, service and the staff are brilliant.

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Thank you for your review and comments, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

As an avowed breakfast fanatic I like to think I know a good breakfast venue when I see one and my word does Garlands tick a heck of a lot of boxes. The quality and range of food is superb, service friendly and attentive and prices reasonable. I'd go so far as to say it's a destination cafe - and... More 

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Thanks Paul for your review and comments, we hope to see you visit again soon. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've always read the amazing reviews on Garlands but having stood outside the restaurant several times and I have always hesitated to go in and went some place else. Thanks to my sisters colleague who recommended her to try the Pancakes with marinated Halloumi, I have found the best dish I have ever tasted. It's a strange combination on paper... More 

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Thanks for your review and comments are we are glad you finally came in to give us a try! More 

Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have gone to Garlands several times now, and enjoyed the cakes and coffee/ tea much more than the food, which was somewhat bland although nicely presented. Inside there is a warm ambience, and I enjoy looking at the freshly baked cakes on the counter and hearing the hum of the espresso machine. I was a little dismayed that the... More 

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Thank you for your review and comments. Your feedback is important to us so that we can help shape our business to ensure we improve and exceed expectations. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited Cardiff for the day and stumbled across Garlands when walking through the arcade, its a small cafe full of character the menu had a wide variety of choices and I went for the Salmon, Eggs with Bagel and a bowl of porridge with apple & cinnamon, the food was cooked to perfection the porridge was served in a traditional... More 

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Thank you for your review and comments. Don't you just love porridge! We do!!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 duke street arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 02920666914

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, British, Diner, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?