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Barker Tea House

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High Street Arcade, Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2034 1390
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“scones” (43 reviews)
“cake” (59 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
High Street Arcade, Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this place whilst on a visit to Cardiff. It’s a lovely place and good selection of drinks.

Thank Rachael T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot chocolate was gritty. Waffles arrived with syrup over rather than on the side as we had asjed...she offered to change them but we decided to give it a go. Bacon was cold.. I told waitress, she was sorry about that. But the worst was...More

2  Thank sharon l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for afternoon for 2 and were reserved some comfy seats upstairs. Huge choice of teas. We had an afternoon tea each but could have easily shared and ended up taking more than half home in a box. 4 sandwiches were huge. 2 scones each....More

1  Thank rock_30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered coffee, but recieved a pot of tea instead. The pot was really heavy and I ended up spilling half of it on the tray. Was asked if I wanted milk and sugar but wasn't given any anyway. So ended up with half a pot...More

1  Thank Katie4949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge show stopping enjoyable sandwiches, with added trimmings. Ideal spot for lunch in this busy arcade. Pleasant spot to while away some time watching the world going about its business and to spend some quality time with the family.

Thank Mistingglas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times for coffee and milkshakes and it has always been great. This is the first time I have had food and wasn’t particularly impressed. I had avocado and poached egg on toast. The toast was lovely. Nice thick pieces....More

1  Thank Joshua W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for drinks and paid almost £4 for a cuppa. That's a bit too expensive so we had high expectation for it. It was average. The hot drinks were overly sweet. May visit again and try the food but not their drinks.

1  Thank Baby G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were five ladies looking for somewhere to have brunch before wandering off on a spa day and happened to hit on this little tea house. Yes the food was a little pricey, but in my opinion, well worth it! The guy who served us...More

Thank CarolynJW29
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant breakfast. Went for the pancakes with breakfast tea, all really tasty & good value for money. Would happily recommend anyone try here.

Thank robert k
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here. No Fry up a far better class of breakfast. I had smoked salmon, scrambled egg and toast. My partner had stack of pancakes bacon and berries... avocado, eggs Benedict were also on the menu! Along with this real tea! Tea pot...More

1  Thank CharlieAnne1966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 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: High Street Arcade, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1390
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