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Blue Pelican Cafe

10 Ludlow Lane, Penarth CF64 1EA, Wales
+44 29 2070 5391
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (31 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“granary bread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10 Ludlow Lane, Penarth CF64 1EA, Wales
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Although I don’t visit very often, this cafe offers consistently good food and service. I met a friend for coffee and cake recently and enjoyed a flat white made with soya milk and we shared a piece of carrot cake which was delicious and tasted...More

Thank louiseholistic
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments - we're delighted you find our food and service consistently good, and we can confirm that our cakes are home-baked. In fact all of our food is home-made and freshly prepared/cooked to order. Thanks again and we look forward...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

It's been a while since I ventured to Penarth but found myself there today with a friend for lunch. Didn't find the cafe overly busy due to Bank Holiday weekend. We waited as instructed for a table whilst there was 3 staff at the counter...More

1  Thank Clairethebrave
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

I visited yesterday for coffee and cake with my husband after seeing good reviews. I knew where it was in terms of the road it was on, but it’s location upstairs above/behind a gift shop was a surprise, especially as I knew it was dog...More

Thank Samphe
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely comments, we're delighted you enjoyed your cream tea and hope to see you back here soon. Best wishes, Peter

Reviewed March 17, 2018

Food really nice lots of choice and healthy, very friendly staff considering it was busy our order was taken quickly and we didn't have to wait long for the food. Definitely recommend and will visit again when in the area.

Thank ails73
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. We're thrilled you loved our food and service & look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Peter

Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Unpretentious place to have afternoon tea, reasonably priced. Customer service good. Only reason why I have not given 5 is that there could be more sandwiches (there were 2 and a wrap) and less sweets but I guess that could be my personal preference.More

Thank racheltW7246KC
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We're delighted you enjoyed our afternoon tea - and the service. The majority of our diners enjoy being served more cakes than sandwiches with their teas but we are always to happy to swap this for you, you just need...More

Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant to find a place in out of the cold where we could take not one, but two dogs!! Thank you so much for a welcome break from the biting wind!! Wonderful homemade cakes too!More

1  Thank Gemma K
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're delighted you enjoyed making use of our doggy dining tables; as dog owners ourselves we quite agree with your comment that it's so nice to sit inside. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed January 13, 2018

We called here for a quick breakfast on a Saturday morning. The choice was fab and the food amazing. I had a Sausage and Bacon sandwich. The bread was like a doorstep and the meat was delicious. The full breakfast also looked amazing. Another good...More

1  Thank Trystan W
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

We're delighted to read your comments, and thrilled that you enjoyed your breakfast with us recently. The meat that you enjoyed so much is from the butchers next door, our bread is baked locally by multi-award winning bakers Brutons, and our dishes are cooked to...More

Reviewed January 4, 2018

Well I took my eldest sister to try out this well known and highly recommended by friends for a light lunch today and was more than delighted with our meal. Soup of the day was Cauliflower, Spring Onion and Cheese. It was served to us...More

Thank dot a
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. We're thrilled you enjoyed your lunch with us, and delighted that we'll be seeing you again. Thanks again. Best wishes, Peter

Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and the food has always been excellent, which is why we decided to meet Santa here. I cannot fault the service this is always very good and santa was brilliant on the day and took the time to speak...More

1  Thank Laura_Willi
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Myself and my partner have had so many lunches at this little gem I felt it was time to post a review. This cafe is located upstairs within hamptons shop, which is a beautiful store to pick up home wares and gifts. The cafe is...More

1  Thank Taraadams2016
Hamptons-Penarth, Owner at Blue Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. We're thrilled you love our homemade food, our staff and the atmosphere here - and that you also love our doggy dining area. As dog owners ourselves we appreciate being able to...More

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Sam C
May 14, 2018|
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Response from dot a | Reviewed this property |
Just goes to show ‘good food in right place’ gets more than their share — but worth the trip and hope you do not have to wait too long eh?
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WilmaSwindon
July 4, 2015|
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Response from Hamptons-Penarth | Property representative |
Hi. No need to book for coffee and cake. We've usually got gluten free cake here, but we'd hate for you to be disappointed so we advise giving us a call (029 2070 5391) earlier in the week to request that we keep you some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ludlow Lane, Penarth CF64 1EA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 5391
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Description
Relax in the tropical surroundings of the Blue Pelican Café; the perfect place to meet friends for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Serving freshly prepared food using local ingredients wherever possible. Fabulous selection of Breakfasts/Brunches, Morning Coffee, Lunches, Afternoon Teas, Cream Teas, Home-Made Cakes, Children's Menu, Family Friendly, Fully Licensed with an excellent wine list and a selection of cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Dog Friendly -doggie dining tables available with a free doggycino for your canine companion. Voted "Best Cafe" in the 2014 Cardiff Life Awards. Check our website for our Music and Dinner events. We look forward to seeing you soon
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