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Coffee Barker

Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
+44 29 2022 4575
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“panini” (44 reviews)
“cakes” (44 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely setting and ambience. Went for late breakfast (about 11am) with a friend. However it took 40mins to get to front of the queue....there was 5 people in front of me. Then of course, delay in getting food. Food did taste good but 8.99 for...More

Thank 678tinzarw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great chairs and coffee although not mad about the food choice although what we had was plentiful and reasonably priced for the size. The only thing I would say was the state of dress of a couple of the male staff left a but to...More

Thank MustTriharder66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Barker's in Castle Arcade on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews. Unfortunately it didn't come up to expectations. We arrived at around 2pm on a Sunday lunchtime. I joined the queue and my husband and son took a seat outside as it was...More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 'Castle arcade' branch is much better than 'High Street' arcade. The staff are really friendly, the cakes are better and the atmosphere is really nice. I could sit there for ages as it's really relaxing. One of my favorite coffee shops in Cardiff :)

Thank Katie4949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in and ordered ten pounds worth of food and drink, including a hot chocolate which comes with cream, marshmallows and a flake for £3.99. However, they didn't have marshmallows - and I was expected to still pay £3.99. The menu listed marshmallows as £0.59...More

1  Thank hodders123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to Barkers for coffee, but recently have noticed the coffee seems to taste a little different, and if i'm honest not quite as good. Has they changed the coffee beans?

Thank john M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely milkshakes with my family on our first trip to Cardiff before I came to university to study here.

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Introduced to this place by student daughter. Loved it. Fabulous coffee, tea, cakes. Great music. Such a chilled atmosphere for all ages. A little gem.

Thank suzannem393
Reviewed 18 October 2017

An interesting bar where we had tea and cakes. The cafe is comfortable, the tea hot and fresh and the cakes, well be careful if you are on a diet. They were delicious.

Thank woodsavonview
Reviewed 11 October 2017

...places I can wholeheartedly recommend with nothing but praise for the staff and food..! The young lady who brought us our food was amazingly friendly and helpful without any of the cloying servitude we sometimes find - just genuinely doing the job right, while making...More

Thank rhmclapham
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Questions & Answers
20 July 2016|
Response from biffa365365 |
Hi It's from Cardiff old market. The bread stall. Fresh every morning. So pleased you enjoyed. X
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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