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Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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4 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ, Wales
+44 29 2066 6914
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very tasty full breakfast in Garlands this new year. The setting is nice, placed in one of Cardiffs many quaint arcades which opens up straight to Cardiff Castle. The food itself was good; hot, tasty and promptly served. The staff were pleasant and the prices weren't too ott. Around £10 a head for full breakfast (that keeps you... More 

Thank Reuben M
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really great time. Delicious food, friendly staff and drinks. I would highly recommend an espresso martini 😉

Thank Grace M
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today was my second visit in two months. Nice coffee, hot chocolate & pot of tea. Pancakes with bacon, eggs and maple syrup were delish - definitely one to try. Service has always been with a smile.

Thank Fran H
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actively discouraged us from going there for a 1pm booking when they heard we needed space for a wheelchair user. So...we din't go

Thank jpdaley66
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Garlands is cute, quant looking cafe off Duke Street Arcade in Cardiff. The menu has a wide selection of nice looking dishes at reasonable prices. Its also does coffee and teas and a selection of hot chocolates and cakes. The tea and coffee were good, the Welsh rarebit was ok but not the best I've had and likewise the tuna... More 

Thank James P
Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

1 full meaty and 1 full veggie breakfast. Food freshly cooked and piping hot. Great flavour and quality. Excellent choice of breakfasts on offer to suit all tastes and requirements. Staff friendly and helpful. Great value for money.

Thank BootsTilly
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We stoped here for lunch yesterday. It was busy but managed to get a table. I ordered a sandwich and my other half ordered a Shirley Bassy breakfast. We didn't have to wait too long for the food. Mine came as a huge doorstep sandwich, rammed full of bacon, Brie & cranberry jelly. It also came with a side salad... More 

Thank RooStone
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I visited mid-week for a hot drink and some lunch. I choose the cafe because it had a lovely calm atmosphere where I could enjoy a quiet break from the hustle and bustle outside. I ordered a luxury hot chocolate and glamorgan sausage salad. Both were very good and well-priced. The menu was really good and made my choice very... More 

Thank Jenr0cks7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

It can be hard to find great "full English (Welsh)" breakfast when you're vegetarian but Garlands really knocked it out of the park! Great little vibe, really helpful staff and tasty home-made vegetarian (Glamorgan) sausages - as the title suggests it truly was a great was to start our day and get us exploring our first day in Wales.

Thank Hirst D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Changed hands since I've last been in and the food is good but the quality isn't quite what it used to be. The freshly cut doorstep bread and Welsh butter has been replaced with generic sliced and pre packed butter patty and the bacon tasted like your average supermarket streaky. That said it's still a cut above your average café... More 

Thank Kevin_Dodds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cafe, British, Welsh, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2066 6914

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