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“lovely coffee shop”
Review of Tea & CAKE

Tea & CAKE
Ranked #16 of 26 Dessert in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Fantastic family run local cafe, tearoom, gift shop, prepared to order, food, over 40 types of loose leaf tea, some say the best coffee in Cardiff, our flat white is exceptional! Our cakes are made on the premises, with the exception of our traditional custard slices, made by a local pattisserie, For those with a sweet tooth our fine chocolate selection will delight. Fantastic gifts for all occasions.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“lovely coffee shop”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

Okay this isn't really a restaurant, it's a coffee shop that serves cake and sandwiches but unlike the chains on the same street - Juno Lounge and Coffee #1 there's a real commitment to local produce and it's run by locals too. Service isn't always brilliant but the cakes surely are, their banana and chocolate loaf thingie makes me very happy each time I have it. Make sure to buy a quarter of sweets on the way out!

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank Claire T
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Top ten restaurant? Not even best cafe on that side of street!”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

How can anyone call this Roath sweet shop the best place to eat in Cardiff when it doesn't serve meals? Juno's Lounge and Coffee#1 are better cafes within yards, and they serve more food! The service was inattentive and slow, the wrong tea was brought and my coffee was bitter. The small seating area inside was dark and the 'garden' was a small plain yard with dirty tables and chairs and food and dishes left throughout our visit. The toilet was a bit grubby - more scruffy than quirky. There are many good restaurants in Cardiff which hardly feature on Tripadvisor.

  • Visited April 2011
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Bristol
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Spot on!”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

Just the cutest place for great coffee, snacks and gifts. The best greetings cards in Cardiff bar none too! Forget all the chains-this place has it all. Friendly, busy and fun.

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank Punkreg1
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Cardiff
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A quirky little place, worth a visit”
Reviewed April 19, 2011

Tea and cake is a quirky little coffee shop hidden away at the back of a gift shop. They stock a good selection of teas and a variety of cakes. They also serve sandwiches, soups etc. Whilst i can't fault the place for what it is, it's certainly NOT a restaurant. I wouldn't say it was worth the trip unless you were in the Roath area.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank catelis
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Below Average”
Reviewed April 16, 2011

I always trust in the opinion of Trip Advisor users. But, I certainly cannot understand how this coffee shop was chosen - at the time of writing this - the best 'restaurant' in Cardiff!

The coffee shop is in the back of a gift shop. When we went there, the gift shop was a mess, with a lot of products on the floor and some kids running around the place. The first impression was the worst possible. The coffee area is small. It was not dirty, but it was not the cleanest place in the world. The decoration was nice and modern. However, our tea and our cake were just Ok.

If you are looking for the best restaurant in Cardiff, I really do not recommend this place. However, if you are in the area (it is not a touristic area), maybe you can visit. But, I would prefer the Starbucks (in the same street).

  • Visited April 2011
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2 Thank ThiagoT
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