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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
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great Food Cooked Perfectly.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Alfy D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had brunch here during the Bank Holiday. Although it did take a while for the food to arrive (we got a coffee on the house to compensate - nice touch) it was worth the wait. The food was very good and quite filling. The staff was very nice. I even got a class on how to make a perfect... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Bank Holiday Breakfast. Service was prompt- young staff friendly and efficient. A very professional plate presented. Quality ingredients which was very tasty!!!1 A generous piece of toast with plenty of butter.. Good Morning Mumbles beckons for my next visit What is it????? Pay Garlands a visit and find out....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Tend to come here quite often with the other half for breakfast or lunch at least every few weeks as there so many yummy things to try on the menu! The food and drinks are absolutely lovely every time I've had no fault! Staff are polite and friendly the atmosphere is warm and welcoming but it is on the small... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great value for a superb breakfast on lazy Saturday morning. Really impressed with the attentiveness of the staff, quality of ingredients used and nice coffee. The atmosphere here makes it for me, far superior to the majority of other places in the city centre.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went here on recommendation for the vegetarian full Welsh, and were so pleased that we came back for breakfast again. The service was good, the portions filling, and the staff friendly and helpful. If I were to have a complaint, it would be that a vegan Welsh brekkie option would have been even better.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

One of Cardiff's little treasures! The food here is always lovely and very reasonably priced. They have a big selection for breakfast in particular and their Welsh Cawl is amazing!! Super filling though as it comes with thick doorstop bread and butter! If you're looking for an independent place to eat with proper homemade food then this is it! Bear... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Spent a perfect Sunday brunch here. Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely ambience - highly recommended. Note: Cash only!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Firstly, the staff were very friendly and helpful, we asked to change our order and they were happy to do so, the food was tasty, I had the FULL MEATY breakfast, and my friend had Salmon Royale, both cooked well and flavory, not greasy or overcooked. Filter coffee was nice (they didn't have sweetener, so had to use demerara sugar... 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  >  Southern 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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?