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Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Disappointing visit to this quiet cafe . I put our breakfast order in and after 15 mins , just before my husband breakfast arrived a waitress came over to say they were out of avocado. Why did it take that long to look in the...fridge ! Anyway i had to quickly think of something else as they'd brought out my husband breakfast. (Which had snotty eggs and unpleasant beans) So I had an poached egg instead of Avocado. Would have liked to have been warned sooner to have more time to decide. They did not offer a refund as there was a difference in the price . I didn't say anything as wanted to see if the waitress would rectify. But they didn't. Staff very downcast and not that cheerful. Atmosphere flat. Used to like going to Cariad under the previous owners . Shame . This area is missing a decent cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Called in for breakfast, a very wet cold morning. Quite basic inside compared to other pretty coffee shops / cafes and was a little chilly. No one greeted us even though it was empty. Gave my order to two young girls at the till who...seemed quite nervous about taking an order & I had to repeat several times whilst they had a conversation with each other. Food was lovely and coffee boiling hot. Toilets spotless & spacious. Staff just seem unenthusiastic. Start smiling guys & greet your customers.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

I would have given this beautiful little cafe 5 stars but I have only given 4 because we only came in for a coffee. The reason for this is, it is a smallish cafe and there is no menu in the window. We were looking...for somewhere to have lunch on our visit to Penclawdd, looked in through the window and couldn't see what food is on offer and the prices. We weren't inclined to walk in, look and possibly turn around and walk out again, so we had lunch elsewhere. Later in the afternoon we fancied a coffee so ventured inside. I don't understand why catering establishments don't put menus in their windows, it really helps visitors to the area to see what is on offer before entering the premises. The coffee was absolutely delicious, the best flat whites we have had in a very long time. Now we know what type of food is on offer and that it is reasonably priced, we shall probably have lunch on our next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

A great place for lunch. The food was delicious and good value. The cafe is welcoming and the staff are friendly.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Had fabulous Welsh breakfasts...but never have a burger..overpriced and overcooked..only have breakfast in the mornings.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Lovely cosy cafe with a great fried breakfast (I was super happy with the veggie sausages which were excellent!). Amazing hot chocolate too. Great staff and service. Free parking opposite and a park for the kids. Cannot fault the Cariad Cafe!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

in my opinion I enjoyed this establishment and i a food critic shall write good news on you're behalf

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

A lovely cafe run by friendly efficient staff. I had a best ever Lasagne with a portion of chips and salad with a coleslaw the meal was well presented and tasty. This is a place I will visit again.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023

Unfortunately, because there was no menu for us to look at in the window we didn't go inside for our lunch and went elsewhere. I really fancied a coffee after we finished eating so we ventured into the café and had the most delicious Flat...Whites we have ever tasted. If only we could have seen a menu we would have had our lunch at the café too. When we did take a look at the food on offer it all looked, and smelt, wonderful. I discovered afterwards that there is a menu on Facebook, but you can't always tell how old a menu is on there and also I had no signal when we were outside. We really enjoyed our trip to Pen-clawdd and shall return soon, this time we will have lunch!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2022

Nice diner style cafe with O.K. Service. Breakfast was excellent, tasty and plentiful. A little pricey, but worth a visit at this lovely location. Recommend a visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

Plenty of delicious food at very reasonable prices. Charming staff in clean and cozy settings opposite a free car park. I’ll be coming again

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely breakfast. Excellent quality and friendly service. Myself and my two teenage children thought this place was really good value and very tasty. Wouldn’t think twice about returning.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Poped in for tea and cake, they were fantastic especially the chocolate cupcake. Definitely worth a visit while in Swansea

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 June 2022 via mobile

A lovely cafe with an interesting menu with some reliable standard favourite foods and a few newer vegan or vegetarian options. Very quick service with a friendly smile. Excellent prices in these difficult times. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

We have been frequenting the Cariad Café for weekend breakfasts over the past 4 to 5 years. The food is always piping hot, fresh and tasty. The team are friendly and accommodating. We have tried other places but always return.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hello, our Welsh breakfast has laverbread and cockles. You can also add laverbread to any of our other breakfasts. Thanks, The Cariad Team
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CARIAD CAFE, Penclawdd - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Cariad Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5