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Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

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City Centre
Coffee Shop, Diner, Eclectic, British
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4 duke street arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ, Wales
02920666914
Today
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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Dessert

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Good food & service

We only had a scone and coffee at about 11 in the morning and there was plenty of room. Food was very good although coffees were only average. Service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
sparshop
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We only had a scone and coffee at about 11 in the morning and there was plenty of room. Food was very good although coffees were only average. Service was excellent.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Question: Is there anywhere better in Cardiff for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Answer: No, probably not. Welsh rarebit is out of this world. Even the salad is delicious at Garlands. I just wish the place was slightly bigger...

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Penarth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

As I recall, I've previously written a glowing review of Garlands: the good and the service. After a few poor reviews for other places, I thought I'd gone back. Something has gone very wrong. As I arrived the place was full. I waited in the doorway. Staff didn't notice me but there you are. A table became fee; still no... More 

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Rhys M, Owner at Garlands Eatery and Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi there, This is such a shame to hear. Although we do all we can to squeeze in everyone that wants to eat with us, unfortunately on busier times it can prove to get the better of us. At this stage all I can do is apologise. Its not what we are trying to be about. As you overheard, we... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

An independent eatery and coffee house, located in Duke Street Arcade right opposite the Castle, Garlands is a perfect venue for coffee and cake or indeed, lunch. Excellent food is prepared on the premises whilst the decor offers a chic Parisienne feel to it. Service with a smile makes this a definite "must" when visiting this wonderful city.

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derbyshire
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went for a breakfast and loved it! Good service and great food. Not the cheapest, but well worth it!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had a lovely breakfast with egg & salmon bagel and a cappuccino. The salmon was cooked and not smoked which I rather liked. The decoration was really nice and cosy and the staff can't be nicer. Overall it seemed like a great place to eat but the bill seemed a bit pricey as the food was £6.95 and the... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

a very small cafe with limited seating, but excellent service and an appealing menu. The menu has traditional cafe favourites such as fry up and jacket spuds to Welsh favourites such as faggots and peas. Food well cooked and presented - tasted good too! Please note though CASH only.

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have now taken to going to Garlands after a shaky start a few years ago-they do lovely cowl (welsh stew)and the service is good by the young staff my only niggle is that it looks like it needs a bit of sprucing up-and particularly the loo!! Other than that a nice place to stop and refuel.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely experience at Garlands - the veggie breakfast was very filling with delicious lava bread pancake. My husband had the full English and was impressed. Staff are very attentive and helpful. Great location so close to the castle and perfectly placed in a lovely arcade - you really feel you are getting a unique experience of Cardiff.... More 

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england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

garlands is small and cosy - lovely for getting warm in the winter. i had cowl, with granary bread topped with melted cheese. it was excpetional - lovely lamb. my mum had a BLT which looked lovely. decnet portion, with authentic home-cooked chips, salad and coleslaw. there were nice little touches like fresh corriander on top. everything is homemade and... 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, Diner, Eclectic, British

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?