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Wally's

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££ - £££
City Centre
Cafe, Austrian, European, British
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Royal arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE, Wales
+44 29 2022 9265
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08:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is nicely tucked away in the Arcade and just above the delicatessen. There was a nice atmosphere when we visited and the food was tasty and drinks hot, well proportioned and very good....none of it overpriced; all well presented. Friendly staff make this a great little kafehause. Will return and would recommend stopping by if you have a chance... More 

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Thank Graham G
Somerset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I wanted a tasty bowl of soup and a strong cup of tea and that's what I got! Thank you, Wally's. A great spicy lentil soup, with depth to it's spice, thick and warming. Afterwards, I asked for strong tea and a Welsh Cake. I received a perfectly brewed, loose leaf Assam which was deep in colour and rich in... More 

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Thank MercotteCyril
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times now, when in Cardiff there are few better places for lunch! Reasonably prices and the open egg salad sandwich with rocket hit the spot for both of us. Definitely recommend

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Thank Ollie C
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I always love visiting Wally's they have such a wealth of diverse products and a wonderful deli counter, staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. called I for a jar of Tiger Tiger Chinese plum sauce, my favourite with duck.

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Thank hopkinstownboy
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

That's how you pronounce it... In a little robot voice please. It's a veritable Aladdin's cave of international delights with a chocolate counter for the serious chocolate lover. I cannot walk past this place without going in.... And I always come out with something. Avoid going weekends though, gets full of hipsters.

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Thank Lobesmith
Tonypandy, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Wally's is a well-known delicatessen in the centre of Cardiff. perhaps less well-known is the cafe upstairs run by an enthusitaic and fruiebdly young team. The quality of the food and drinks is excellent - well you wouldn't expect anything less from a cafe attached to its own Deli! - but the range is interesting. I particulary rate their bagels... More 

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Thank valcot
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

what more would you expect from such a wonderful deli. A hidden gem in Cardiff.. just dont tell anyone

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Thank Rhydian P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I love wally's, with it differing menu of specials and the location of the restaurant and the openess and friendliness of the staff. It is always a good choice and they have got me hooked on proper pretzels in soup. The hot chocolates are not too sweet and even the fussiest eater should be able to find something off the... More 

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Thank Shauna T
Cardiff UK
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612 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Never been in the restaurant upstairs, but often in the shop for things as they stock a lot of items that you cannot get elsewhere in Cardiff. Good range of foreign foods and a good deli counter. Well worth a visit

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Thank Brian P
Bristol UK
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I have been visiting Wally's Delicatessen in the Royal Arcade for over a quarter of a century. A culinary delight that has managed to keep it's quality and range of products whilst providing that "personal" touch so often now hard to find. Everything for the gourmet/gastronome - you'd be hard pushed not to find what you want here and likely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Austrian, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:30
Thursday
08:00 - 17:30
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
Saturday
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 9265

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