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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe is a prefect place to get a delicious breakfast, coffee or snack right in the centre of Cardiff! It is located right next to the castle and makes for a perfect start to a day of tourism around the city. Really good service, nice modern menu and great hot drinks. Also has a really nice relaxed atmosphere. Highly... More 

Thank Anna S
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic choice of breakfast and lunch in a lovely environment. You know the place is good when you want everyone else's dishes coming out of the kitchen. Not too pricey either. Will most definitely be returning.

Thank porltravel
Mandaluyong, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal in a day, and while we were in Cardiff, I wanted to find a nice cafe that offers sumptuous breakfast. Garlands just gave me that satisfaction or maybe even more! The food was amazing! The ambience totally added to the entire experience. Definitely a go to place for all breakfast lovers visiting the area.

Thank Bless A
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast with the missis recently and went for the Shirley Bassey breakfast after a recommendation from a family member. The cafe itself is very small with only around 10 tables but the staff were all very polite. There was a long wait for the breakfast to arrive but it was worth the wait! Extremely large with everything you'd... More 

Thank papapump444
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cardiff and we had read about this place and it sounded amazing so we walked around Cardiff trying to find it when we did i couldn't wait to try the pancakes n bacon what I got was shop bought pancakes the scrambled egg was tasteless and the coffee was bitter we are gluten intolerant so it's hard... More 

Thank angelicangie1
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in town after dropping my daughter at Uni. We went for breakfast before setting off home. Lovely little cafe in one of the arcades with pictures of famous Welsh people adorning the walls. Excellent breakfast with lots of choice including Welshbread, lavabreads etc. Good coffee too

Thank Ian P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years, through the years I have seen many changes but the owners have always managed to keep it boutique and whilst each one has put their stamp on it, they all got it right with keeping Garlands a place for reasonable posh nosh. Their breakfasts were to die for... but on my recent visit I could... More 

1 Thank Lisa C
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I used to visit Garlands most Saturday mornings and even almost bought the restaurant when it was up for sale with the previous owner; we liked it that much and didn't want it to change under new ownership. Whilst the decor and interior hasn't changed since Rhys Howell Morgan owned and ran the establishment, the ambience, food... More 

2 Thank blubirdz
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lovely breakfast at Garlands. The service was great - very friendly staff that couldn't be anymore helpful. Met all our requirements. Ordered cooked breakfasts which came within 10-15 minutes. Very tasty food

Thank Emjliv
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Having walked through the fascinating indoor market and the fabulous independent shops this was the perfect place to stop off and have a coffee.

Thank LitsaStJohns

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 02920666914

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