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Coffee Barker

#152 of 1,027 Places to Eat in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
+44 29 2022 4575
08:30 - 17:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I needed two things this morning after a heavy night at a gig; a great coffee and a cracking breakfast - this place delivered big time. Dead friendly service too - the place was very busy but the lads kept the pace up and did with a joke and a smile. My partner had smashed avocado on toast with a... More 

Thank BJMcG
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is sooooooooooo good. We found it as we were wonderful through Cardiff trying to find some place to eat. It looked quite busy so we thought we'd pop in. Not disappointed at all. We had a latte each and a breakfast. The food was absolutely incredible! The staff are lovely and the location and decor is brilliant. Only... More 

Thank Charley H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived lare morning for coffee, the place was packed but we managed to get a table inside. Extremly busy and must have stood queuing for 10 mins to order a coffee..very slow service and hardly anywhere to stand to order. Nice atmosphere in this quirky coffee shop, although tables packed very close to each other. I would say more expensive... More 

Thank Cath148
Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable early start to a Saturday in Cardiff herewith friends. The order of the day was coffee and a bacon sandwich. OMG Kept me going for most of the day, what a bargain.

Thank Martin G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancakes and tea. Well,disappointing pancake for Shrove Tuesday. Firstly, £3.49 for a pancake should've been warning,but felt what the heck,spoil yourself. Arrived long after my first cuppa and was cold. I've always believed my pancakes should be warm,especially when sugar or lemon added. My partner in this crime, had a filling that perhaps was better served cold. They were also... More 

1 Thank MRT1Caerdydd
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't feel like Cardiff or even Welsh! Can't tell who are customers and who are staff! And I assumed wrongly it's not table service.... Think the designer had fun doing this place but this place needs staff presence and Obvious staff uniform ? Name badges ? Table menu ?

1 Thank Dryws D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very long wait for some pretty decent cake/milkshake. Need more staff though!! At least 15 minute wait. Beats the standard costa and Starbucks though

Thank Matthew M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely quirky decor Comfy sofa and place you can stay and chat with friends easily On the down side coffee is poor quality And service is poor and slow Staff seem uninterested in customers and seem to spend there time chatting while people wait to be served

1 Thank jacy60
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Have had lunch here a few times recently. Nice ambience - very relaxing and chilled out. Great pots of tea and the warm sandwiches are good.

Thank Jo P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Disappointed with the nutella late, as the nutella is just on the cup, not in the coffe. The staff was not the best.. But the place is nice and in a nice location

1 Thank anna r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?