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Johns Cafe

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12 Esplanade Buildings Friars Road | Friars Road, Barry CF62 5TJ, Wales
+44 1446 737290
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sundae” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
12 Esplanade Buildings Friars Road | Friars Road, Barry CF62 5TJ, Wales
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have seen people passing this place to go to other places that look a little more up market. Let me tell you they wont beat this place. The menu varies from baguettes, fish and chips, liver and onions and evening Sunday lunch. in other...More

1  Thank Dowboy9
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very Friendly people and lovely food, nice to be able to sit outside overlooking the water,shame about seagulls but that didn't stop us enjoying

1  Thank Val M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband and I visited Barry and decided to eat here, after the most delicious huge roast I also managed to eat a coconut sundae, mmmm, delicious, ice cream, cream, coconut and sprinkles .. my diet officially over. Thanks to the lovely friendly staff too...More

Thank whereissummer
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Had ice cream here today fair play it was really nice whipped cone with a flake staff was friendly to

Thank shaddick15
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch. It was nice enough, although if I'm honest, I've had better and for a cheaper price. At just under £7 for either a pork, beef or lamb roast dinner (or a vegetarian option) it was average value for money -...More

1  Thank meinirann
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The fact that John's Cafe has better ratings than one of South Wales' top privately own restaurants is not surprising. Of course it has a "prime location", is well established over many decades, and has a faithful customer-base. But none of these facts in themselves...More

Thank FirstEpistle
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Came to Barry Island for the day and decided to visit John's cafe for a drink. Staff very friendly and nothing too much hassle.

Thank KayleighJones1992
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

First time here, thought it was worth a visit after reading reviews on here. Proper seaside cafe, decent big breakfast at decent prices, plenty of choice too. Full menu if you are eating after breakfast time. Well worth a visit.

Thank oufclad
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Great food and the Staff are friendly and very helpful, good for all ages as patient with small messy kids. So nice that there is still a café at the Island you can relax with small families or older people.

1  Thank h0pkins72
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Just as great was usual. A very busy Sunday but service with efficiency and a smile. Must stop telling people how good the roast dinners are!!

Thank miffhampson
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Jillabong | Reviewed this property |
It closes after the fireworks display in November and reopens on Boxing Day - save your walk til then - you wont regret it.
Catherine B
27 August 2017|
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Response from shaddick15 | Reviewed this property |
sorry i cant help you
18 April 2017|
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Response from terrencemoore | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not the owner of Johns café I just wrote a review,however I know the current ad previous owners and will make enquireys into this and let you know if I get any feedback
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Esplanade Buildings Friars Road | Friars Road, Barry CF62 5TJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Barry
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 737290
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