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The Piccolo Bar

The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
+44 1656 786416
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“cake” (16 reviews)
“custard slice” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (3 reviews)
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The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We visited door a coffee and a cake, think you need plenty of money as the cakes and biscuits are very overpriced not a good value cafe , no crisps or decent sandwiches/rolls ! nothing to entice us to go back there.. even the staff...More

Thank Tovey68
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stopped off here for a quick cuppa on Sunday morning, it gets really busy so expect to queue....the queuing system seems to needs to be addressed as at one time there were about 5 people standing across the tills and they only have 2 tills...allowing...More

Thank HelmarkCardiff
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were on a short journey break and called in here for coffee and a cake. My wife is a custard slice lover and wanted one but they are rather large! The waitress asked if we would prefer it cut in two which she did....More

Thank ceredigionbear
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The misplaced arrogance of the manager of this place is breathtaking. When you run a pokey cramped and disorganised roadside cafe, you should have at least some humility. What a dump.

Thank G_EvansWales
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were out for a stroll along the front in Porthcawl in the Great British summertime sun, clouds, and strong cool wind, (but no rain that day – yay), and we called in to Piccolo Bar café, which is right on the seafront opposite the...More

Thank MandH-eurotrippers
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not sure if it was the owner or what, but please, if your coffee machine goes on the blink, don't scowl at people waiting patiently to be served. Nice cakes, pricey coffee and the young girl serving was very polite, but I must admit, the...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Location is great, however I was deeply disappointed when they refused to take our "Scottish" money and required us to provide different means of payment. Reason being that from their "head office" the policy is not to accept Scottiish notes, no specific bank.... apparently due...More

Thank mrsanderson2017
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Visited here twice during our stay in Porthcawl. Nothing can beat a cream tea with warm scones after a walk along the sea front. Fantastic views and was busy both times we went.

Thank ManannansWave
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Decided to have a lunch at this cafe on the sea front at Porthcawl. However if you have a young baby and a pram or baby buggy avoid this place. We entered the cafe and found a table , which I may add are very...More

3  Thank Tezles
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Apart from point blank refusing to warm babies food and making us feel most unwelcome when we arrived with the pram, I could take no more so we left. Very ignorant and plain rude staff. A horrid place!

Thank dipper84
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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  • Address: The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 786416
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