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Coffee Barker

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City Centre
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
029 20224575
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with my partner and few days ago. The decor is lovely but the rest of the visit was pretty awful. Pannini made with processed chicken and jacket potato was burnt and was not accompanied by a salad. Overpriced, bad quality food and little in the way of customer service. Disappointing.

Thank Clare032
Kissimmee, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fell across this walking round Cardiff. Great atmosphere and lovely to sit in a proper chair. Coffee goo, tea excellent and the ice cream is the best I even tasted. Recommend the raspberry ripple, like a blast from the past. Staff clearly busy but if you are that impatient go to costa. 5 stars all the way

Thank Kevin H
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Choice of food limited, coffee somewhat average. Prices are reasonable. Ice cream looks good but didn't try. Male toilet has baby changing table but it doesn't have any bins or baskets. It serves the purpose of a visit but once is enough. Close to town and easy access. Good for quick and short meeting and quiet place to work on... More 

Thank Philip L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Over priced, pretentious, the music is too loud, the toast was burned and the service was rude - need I go on?! Toast was angrily replaced - clearly didn't like me pointing out it was burned - and I then had to ask for butter and a knife, by which time my coffee was cold.

Thank Mark399
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Coffee Barker a few times and have always enjoyed it there. Today that all changed. Ordered a jacket potato for lunch, and my boyfriend ordered soup. My miniature jacket potato was drowned in topping, definitely not worth £6! My boyfriend's soup was suppose to come with rustic bread (the best part), and when they handed it to him... More 

Thank Morgan2792
Bideford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced across this place during a trip to Cardiff , and it was great. The coffee was lovely and my two girls both enjoyed the cakes they had. The building is lovely and the chairs were very comfortable , and although it just a matter of taste even the music playing was brilliant.

Thank Grumphreys1976
Tredegar, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic decor and atmosphere made me feel I was in Milan or Paris. Fab cofee and lots of nice things to eat . A must if you ar in Cardiff

Thank lolapy
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will love this place a French style coffee shop in an arcade with indoor and out door seating Shakes are served in jam jars, food is big and bold and tea and coffee is served in kitch mugs cups and pots I had breakfast which was a lot of tea that gave me 3 cups so a really good... More 

Thank Marcus P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a really really lovely place to visit, nice hot chocolate and I love the atmosphere, but it edges on the expensive side, just a little too far for me to visit that often!

Thank Chris M
Adelaide, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here know exactly how to please the customers. Great choice of generous breakfast dishes (we greedily chose the Cumberland sausage sandwich & the Smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel). Great choice of coffees. And all this in very comfortable, quirky, interesting rooms. Central location, friendly & delicious.

Thank carole2710

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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

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