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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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Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The coffee at Barkers puts all the big coffee chains to shame. The best coffee in Cardiff with a great atmosphere to enjoy it.

Thank john M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cosy and quirky environment to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. Rustic teapot and milk - cute - although the teapot gets hot and despite a serviette wrapped around the handle it gets VERY hot and there could...More

Thank env-s-p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast three mornings in a row over a weekend in Cardiff, boyfriend had waffles every morning (tried sweet & savoury) and they were delish! Bread is thick cut, very tasty and good coffee. Couldn't recommend more!

Thank eileenaccount
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely home made paninis and doorstep sandwiches, though they do seem to sell out of the nicer flavours very quickly! (I went at 12pm and about half were offsale). I also saw a menu for soup of the day with crust bread and a...More

Thank Joanna E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Castle Arcade on the corner of pedestrianised St Mary Street. With outdoor seating with a view of Cardiff Castle and more seating along the inside of the iconic arcade. Tastefully decorated with a hint of Parisean style. We were greeted by very...More

Thank 1stClassRider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a bit of a que to get a coffee but I only waited a couple of minutes, I had a flat white and a flapjack which was £4.98 which I thought wasn't to bad, I found a seat easily and the leather chairs...More

Thank Gamesguru87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the interior, huge comfy sofas, Easy listening music and attentive staff. We have had breakfast and lunch here on many occasions and each time we have left full and satisfied. You can sit inside or people watch from the tables outside in the...More

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This huge coffee shop looks great from a distance but up close you'll find overworked exhausted staff who can't cope with the workload. Tables are piled up with dirty uncleared plates. Coffee and cakes were expensive but good quality.

Thank jonettle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every wall in this cafe is a masterpiece! The pastries and coffee creations are amazing. We had a nutella latte, a carrot cake and a peanut butter flapjack. It was pretty near perfect. Nice music, comfy furniture, a perfect place to spend a lazy morning.

Thank thegreatlawn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in the Castle Arcade this restaurant has a fabulous menu catering to everyone. Highly recommend the breakfast muesli with berries and yoghurt as well as the specialty teas. A true gem.

Thank Kate85105
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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 - 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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