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Coffee Barker

Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
+44 29 2022 4575
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for something a little different and away from standard chains in every town and city, check out this place. Visted several times for breakfast and coffee. Love the quirky, retro design.

Thank FIrstname S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent coffee and cakes with a very peaceful and calm environment. Stuffs are pretty friendly too.

Thank SabbirAzam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was wandering and decided to have a tea and some cake so popped in here and immediately realised I wasn't in Barkers Tea House but thought it would be OK. Ordered a pot of tea and some cake, the guy serving didn't make eye contact...More

Thank Commz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this rather cool restaurant today We had a good breakfast with plenty to choose from Coffee was good though not exceptional Loved the decor and cosy seats Liked it a lot

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first today, with my husband and daughter. Walked the length of the cafè before managing to find three seats. It seemed to be that one person, buying a coffee, would sit around a table with four chairs, and stay for hours! No...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

As I walked from Cardiff station to my hotel, I decided to take shelter from the rain and pop in to what looked like an interesting place for a quick bit of lunch. I was right about the "interesting" bit - tucked away down a...More

1  Thank jeff1894
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Expected more, coffee and tea average, cakes prepacked, only one type of GF offering, which was a brownie. Took ages to get served.

1  Thank Polly L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Coffee Barker used to be my favourite place. Nice coffee and very tasty cakes. I went on the 13th of May, Saturday afternoon and it was quite busy. The staff came across as very unprofessional and extremely rude. More specific, blond lady with glasses and...More

2  Thank kassianibiri
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I enjoyed drinking an excellent flat white here while watching passersby from my comfy seat by the window. There was also a really interesting mix of music. The staff came across as a bit unprofessional though, joking around loudly amongst themselves while keeping customers waiting.

Thank PebbleL
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly guy served us, yummy minestrone soup and rustic bread lovely relaxing atmosphere 😊 a must when looking for a nice hidden gem

Thank Suzanne S
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where do you get the brown bread from,which you serve for the bacon and egg sandwich.Never had bread so good.
20 July 2016|
Response from biffa365365 |
Hi It's from Cardiff old market. The bread stall. Fresh every morning. So pleased you enjoyed. X
where do you get your brown bread from,which you serve for the bacon and egg sandwich?.Never tasted bread so good.
20 July 2016|
Response from Patrickcouret | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea! haha. I do not work there I was just visiting the place while on holiday. I am from England.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 4575
  • E-mail
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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