We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coffee Barker

Certificate of Excellence
City Centre
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
029 20224575
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 314: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
188 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped off here for to cups of coffee and a rooibos tea. Great service. Good coffee and Rooibos tea! Helpful advice from the two young guys on walking in to the beautiful grounds of the castle before we had to head off to our overnight stop in Barry. Comfy sofas. Warm and inviting atmosphere.

Thank Jenny H
Level Contributor
72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We popped in here for a quick lunch, it's a pity we do not live in Cardiff, I would be here every day. I will be back next time we visit.

Thank Alan M
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully decorated coffee shop, full of interesting furniture and fittings. A good range of comfortable and pleasant chairs with lots of places to sit as a family and have that cosy, no pressure to make "room for the next customer"feeling that you get in some cafes. All our various drinks were excellent and complemented the great range of cakes... More 

Thank Hefhoover2014
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent coffees, teas, breakfasts and cake now with ice cream parlour, Actually opens at 10am on Sundays contrary to what Tripadvisor states.

Thank DCMoore2012
Wales U.K.
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a good experience all round.Good staff,nice surroundings,fantastic quality food.Can't wait to go again.

Thank bellissimaWalesU_K_
Halesowen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
283 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in as was very popular and looked a nice place full of rustic charm. Staff were very good and kept the queues moving like a well oiled machine and they appear to work together well. I tried a special milkshake and it was fantastic and served in an old style milk bottle. From number of people going in and... More 

Thank Baggie57
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I visited Barkers and My partner and I love it. The iced Americano I had was huge, served in a jar, and the coffee was good. The cake (banana loaf and Victoria sponge) were delicious and generous. The staff were friendly and welcoming and it was easy to get cosy. My only complaint, and it... More 

Thank Sheep_green
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this old fashioned but modern cafe is one of the most vibrant cafes ive been to. the place was full however plenty of tables to seat at, wonderful selection of cakes. the coffee is lovely - even though the prices seemed expensive the people off cardiff seemed to want the taste i would happily go again and treat something to... More 

Thank Mike R
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us pitched up for a late morning coffee break. Great coffee and cakes and very comfortable leather chairs.

Thank Stuart M
Torfaen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
186 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially , it looks very inviting , attractive decor, plenty of comfortable seating , but, empty tables needed clearing . It then sort of went downhill, very difficult to actually find out what is on offer- drinks menu is clearly displayed, but, as for food - I think customers were standing in the way blocking my vision, but, I did... More 

Thank MargaretPonthir

Travelers who viewed Coffee Barker also viewed


Been to Coffee Barker? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 029 20224575
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Coffee Barker and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Coffee Barker staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?