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Coffee Barker

#103 of 1,084 Places to Eat in Cardiff
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
029 20224575
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: Coffee Barker is located in the beautiful Victorian Castle Arcade. Just off...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Looking for somewhere to have a breakfast after over indulging just a little last night, and came across this place. No greasy fry ups here, just scrambled eggs, bacon, lovely sausage cooked to perfection with a doorstep granary toast. brilliant. One of our group had granola smothered in yoghurt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rde4
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Fairford, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the cafe today. Lovely atmosphere ,seating a bit higglley piggley. I ordered a baked potato with chilli. My daughter also ordered a baked potatoe but with beans. I had English tea as well. The chilli tasted ok but the potato was sodden. In the bottom of the bowl was water so either it had been frozen then reheated or... More 

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Thank suetrepleton
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little spot in the arcade. A group of us attend every Saturday morning following our bootcamp session. The staff are always incredibly accommodating as there is sometimes a big group of us to serve. Highly recommended - especially the milkshakes!

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Thank ejones101
Fairford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for somewhere to have a breakfast after over indulging just a little last night, and came across this place. No greasy fry ups here, just scrambled eggs, bacon, lovely sausage cooked to perfection with a doorstep granary toast. brilliant. One of our group had granola smothered in yoghurt and berries, it looked wonderful. Wouldn't like to come here when... More 

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Thank rde4
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to Barker but had spontaneously come across a tiny shop selling tempting vegan cakes. So with our vegan cakes in hand we entered Barker to have take away coffee (thinking it would be rude to eat there). They did not have take away cups so they told us to sit and chill. We enjoyed their... More 

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Thank Nia K
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this when wandering through the arcade. Great place. Friendly staff, excellent coffee and smoothies and tasty food.

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Thank Val963
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little place, very trendy interior, and so is staff! Friendliest people ever! Specially guy with purple hair and the girl she had Bindi on her forehead, nothing is too much for them, always service with smiles all over and plenty of suggestions and advise on products! If u fancy a nice mug of coffee in a cozy... More 

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Thank KarolisTamulionis
Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this cool cafe during a recent visit to the city. I visited just prior to lunch and sampled the cappuccino and almond tart, both of which were very tasty. The food coming out of the kitchen looked great and the atmosphere was just what I like a coffee shop to be. I will certainly return on my... More 

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Thank Marky509
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visting Cardiff with partner and wanted to stop for a coffee but not in a chain place and this coffee shop in one of the many arcades was a delight. Comfy, cosy and peaceful atmosphere. Food (Panini and carrot cake) and drink (caramel coffees) were delicious and good value. Will definitely return when visiting Cardiff however I hope the service... More 

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Thank Katy C
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee and chunky bacon sandwich , chunky fresh bread filled with freshly cooked bacon! One of the best bacon sandwiches ever !

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Thank James T
wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a recommendation from a friend. Well impressed.. My wife had a saucepan of soup to herself. I got 5 cups out of my pot of tea! Will be a regular now :)

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?