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“Shame”
Review of Aj's coffee house

Aj's coffee house
Ranked #43 of 66 Coffee & Tea in Cardiff
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Aj's is a family run business providing good quality, homemade food and speciality drinks to the people of Cardiff. Our cafe menu has a large selection of all day breakfast and lunch choices with daily specials. We take pride in serving good quality, locally sourced produce in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Aj's is a place to congregate, relax and hangout. We have a covered, heated back garden, an alcohol license and are available for private party hire. We also offer a local buffet service to both corporate and domestic customers. We look forward to you popping in soon to taste some of our homemade goods, read the paper over breakfast and meet friends for a coffee.
Barry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Shame”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Visited before and the enthusiastic staff and good coffee were excellent , so this time thought we would try the breakfast , always a good yardstick but sadly it along with my partners Panini was disappointing. having ordered brown toast it came with white and an apology and a promise that the brown toast would be moments .. not the case .. it arrived after what could be eaten of the meal , OK an influx of customers had occurred so you could see what had happened but it just added to the disappointment as the meal was effectively tasteless, nondescript bacon, nameless baked beans, hard fried bread .. or was it a rosti? hard to tell and the saddest pair of sausages that had graced a plate in a long time, Oh they looked grand, shimmeringly brown, plump and glistening but if you are serving sausages, at least select a quality product that has some flavour, these appeared to be bulk catering products of unknown lineage.
If you are concerned about the price give the punter one not two and for goodness sake do not confined them to the depths of a deep fat fryer to cook them, that just does not help with the flavour. rant over / Yes , I think so , it's a nice cafe with nice people but on this occasion missed the taste stakes by miles

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Lovely”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Never had a bad breakfast here. Always a winner whatever you choose! Perfect place to meet up with friends for a lazy breakfast

Visited April 2013
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Thank Sarah-Jayne R
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Loved the full English and especially the couches in the window were you can see the hustle and bustle of a great city while enjoying a delicious meal

Visited October 2012
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Thank Paul R
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Shame about the sausages!”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

AJ's is a nice place to eat - very modern and clean - the service is friendly and efficient and plenty of breakfast choices - I had a full breakfast and tea - the food arrived piping hot and well presented and this really would have been a five star rating but for one thing - the poor quality of sausages - cooked well but tasted cheap and bland and thats a pity. Two of my colleagues made the same assessment so its not just me. The tea was the teabag in a mug you get at Costa's but I like a pot of tea and no messing about with floating tea bags. Sort the sausages and I will be a regular!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank HerbieBluebird
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“Well recommended”
Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous full English breakfast, decent quantity, reasonable price. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank David P
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