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Pontcanna Street | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HS, Wales
+44 29 2037 1929
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Having been here for a birthday earlier in the year - we decided to have a meal after early evening / late night shopping in the City centre (with a little incentive from the Manager). The place looks amazing ( they have just decorated for Christmas), very tasteful & quite romantic ( wasted on us girls !). The staff ,... More 

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Thank Sue M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm obsessed with the eggs royal with smoked salmon. They are the top spot for brunch in Cardiff. It's also amazing for a coffee date with the girls.

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Thank hannagwynwales2016
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Good well prepared and presented food and drinks. The staff are always pleasant and efficient and there is nice outdoor seating when weather permits. Good atmosphere, always busy but having been many times, never have had any complaints. Brunch especially nice.

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Thank Alex C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Brava last night for my daughter's 26th Birthday . Everything was perfect from the moment we entered. The staff are so obliging and nothing was too much trouble.....they brought out the cake at the end of our meal and even offered to help pack up the left overs! The food was excellent....tender steaks, delicious pork loin and an... More 

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Thank JANE M
Wales
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254 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a busy and popular place where we managed to get a table for 4. The Brava cooked breakfast was tasty and filling. Most enjoyable and kept us going all day.

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Thank northwalesnaturist
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

Really pleased you all enjoyed your pre-rugby breakfasts with us. Its such a shame the result was not better. Hopefully we'll see you back for one of the next games. Thanks for the review. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The 'Muffin stack' has just one slice of bacon ! Be WARNED order an extra side if your hungry. They do Fab milkshakes though and there is a nice atmosphere

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Thank Buzkl
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. You're right there is one slice of smoked back bacon in the muffin stack along with a sausage patty, fried free range egg and melting cheddar. We've not had your feedback before about the stack, of course we can always offer you extras if you happen to be particularly hungry. Glad... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was recently in Cardiff and popped into one of my favourite cafes, Cafe Brava for a quick breakfast. As usual; the staff we attentive and very, very friendly. I come her as often as I can as I enjoy meeting friends here for a lovely coffee and catch up . The owners, Lee and Andrew are such lovely people... More 

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Thank Jo C
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

Thank you for such a personal review and such positive comments. I get jittery about reviews like this as I think it reads as if we have asked you to post it. I am sure we do know each other as you've given us a name check (thank you for such a nice comment) but I promise this is an... More 

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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On our regular visits to family who live just along the road we make a point of visiting cafe brava. It is popular especially as it has an excellent breakfast which is followed through the day with an excellent variety of offerings. It never fails to please. The staff know most if the regular customers which creates a good atmosphere.... More 

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Thank John R
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you. I must be a peasant too as I also love our egg and chips and always have to make a chip butty! More 

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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went to Cafe Brava tonight while visiting our son in Cardiff,first of all had a very warm welcome to this cosy eatery.Be prepared for massive portions we had fish and chips which filled our plates to overflowing,service was prompt and courteous,and we would have no hesitation in recommending this establishment for a visit.

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1 Thank djrockky
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review and your recommendation. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have been here a few times with friends for the excellent milkshakes and 'brava meaty'. I thought I'd give the lasagne a go, and was really shocked. It seemed to have been frozen for some weeks, the surmounting cheese was pretty foul, and it was so dry and bland - there was even some kind of tomato soup poured... More 

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2 Thank CopaceticGuy
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to review brava, I wish you had taken the same trouble to let us know you were disappointed with your food at the time. We could then have made amends immediately. I am very sorry that your lasagne was so bad. We make every lasagne in house and its one of our most popular dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pontcanna Street | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2037 1929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?