Cool Cafes, Cardiff

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    Le Creperie De Sophie: Delightful French Cafe in Cardiff

    by Daicaws Written Jul 12, 2012
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    This is essentially delicious and the cafe delightful.

    The variety of savoury and sweet crepes is extensive and a rare find to have such good and reasonably priced quality food.

    In addition it has superb coffee and teas. The staff prepare the crepes extremely well and clearly like what they do. This is the French crepe experience at its best.

    The cafe itself is wonderfully located in High Street Arcade Cardiff, the old and atmospheric tourist attractions in Cardiff. The light floods in through the glass roof, allowing the outside dining experience in all seasons and weather.

    A warm and very pleasant cafe atmosphere with service throughout the day including breakfast crepes.

    Favorite Dish: Favourite for me was the savoury galette fully filed with fresh ingredients - a real meal.

    The attention to detail across the extensive menu provides so much choice, something for everyone.

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    Herb & Ellies: Coffee Shop

    by grayfo Written Dec 27, 2011

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    Herb & Ellie's is an independently owned and run coffee shop and deli with everything available to eat in or to takeaway. The décor is rustic and contemporary with leather furniture, stripped floors, exposed brickwork and stainless steel fittings.

    Freshly-made sandwiches and paninis, homemade soups, salads and freshly baked bread everyday, as well as a selection of cakes, pastries, ice cream, Fairtrade Arabica coffees and organic herbal teas.

    email info@herbandellies.co.uk

    September 2011

    Favorite Dish: Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Gateau

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    Caffe Nero: Caffe Nero

    by mindcrime Written May 22, 2011

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    I think we visit Nero Café more than any other café in UK! It’s not that we are so excited with it but it’s everywhere :) (over 400 stores)

    We even have the card that gives you a free drink after 9 purchases. They supposed to provide an excellent espresso-based coffee but I’m not an expert to judge.

    There are 3 Caffe Nero in Cardiff, we visited the one at St Johns Square that has outdoor seating so you can have view to St Johns church.

    I don’t have anything special to write about it because as usual we just ordered cappuccino and didn’t try any of the light snacks (they have paninis, desserts, cakes etc). They have free wi-fi and the area upstairs was very quite (especially comparing to the larger Caffe Nero at Duke street) with some comfortable couches next to the windows (pic 2)

    It’s open daily 7.00-19.00 and the staff was friendly

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    Costa café: Costa café

    by mindcrime Updated May 22, 2011

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    Costa Café is a chain café that you can find all over UK.

    We visited the one at St Mary Street and took a table next to the window so we had view to the bell tower of John Church (pic 2).

    We ordered a cappuccino (£2.45 for medium) and a tasty dessert, it’s called Victoria sandwich! (£2.40)

    The service is polite and friendly and the atmosphere surprisingly warm.

    We saw some other Costa Cafes in Cardiff (I remember one inside St David store)

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    Druckers Vienna Patisserie: Fabulous Ice Cream

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Apr 27, 2009

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    I could not walk past the irresistible ice cream in this mall-based coffee shop. Although there were just ten or so flavours to choose from, each one was wonderful. I ordered a two scoop cone, but the servings were so big that my friends and I decided to sit and enjoy the melting treat on the premises rather than walk and drip.

    It was then that I noticed that this patisserie makes the most fabulous celebration cakes. I took pics of some on display and I noted that a decent sized birthday cake would cost just £20, and that is for quite an elaborate creation.

    I must come back sometime and try one of the smaller cakes.

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    Brazil Coffee co.: Free Wifi for 90 mins with purchase...

    by Myfanwe Written Mar 24, 2008

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    This is a lovely Coffee shop which is tucked away in the centre of town. It sells the usual Coffee, cakes & panini's but has a really nice ambience with soft music playing in the background & candle lit tables to provide the relaxing lighting. An added bonus if you have your laptop handy is free WIFI internet access for 90 minutes with any purchase from the cafe.

    Favorite Dish: The apple shortbread is very good indeed.

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    Coffee Mania: Watch the world go by....

    by Myfanwe Written Feb 24, 2008

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    Coffee Mania is ideally situated right in the centre of the bars & restaurants in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay. It is my favourite place to buy coffee, chill out & watch the world go by. A regular latte/cappuccino will cost you £1.95 - a bit pricey in my opinion but it's very good, especially on a cold winters day. There is also a range of very nice cakes on offer to tantilise your tastebuds, I've managed to resist up until now but they look very nice.

    Favorite Dish: For an extra charge you can add a shot of caramel to your coffee... very nice!!

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    Ramon's Breakfast Cafe: Nothing better than an All Day Breakfast

    by aaaarrgh Written Mar 9, 2005

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    Less than 10 minutes walk from the National Museum of Wales is Ramon's Breakfast Cafe, quite an institution in the area. It is a traditional 'greasy' breakfast cafe popular with students, builders and the local population in general.

    Unlike a lot of breakfast cafe's, it is open 7 days a week, so an excellent cure to the Sunday morning hangover :-)

    Ramon's has changed very little over the years I have been in Cardiff. However these days it also boasts a 'non-smoking area', hidden away down a side passage :-) There is also a new 'garden', which I haven't yet had the delight to try.

    Ramon's is really, reeeeeally cheap. It is also very popular, being in the heart of Cardiff's student area. So you may have to wait for a seat on busy mornings. And the chances of seeing the world go by through the steamed-up front window are virtually nill :-))

    Favorite Dish: Currently you can get an 'ordinary full breakfast' for a ridiculously cheap £2.75. 'Full' is the operative word, event the 'ordinary' breakfast fills me up for the whole day. Expect a minimum of egg, bacon, sausages, fried potatoes, fried bread, bread and butter, baked beans or tomatoes, tea, coffee or orange juice. Then there are a variety of 'specials', which are generally bigger, with 'black pudding'.

    Ramon's also offers full vegetarian breakfasts - veggie burgers, veggie sausages, onion rings, egg etc.

    They also offer a full roast dinner and other main meals.

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    New York Deli: Cool Cafes

    by AbbyL Written May 15, 2004

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    This place is an institution!

    Found in High Street Arcade, just a minute's walk from the castle, this place is well worth a visit.

    All manner of goodies are on offer, from sandwiches and baguettes, to proper American hot dogs and meatballs. Also a good range of candy and soda imported from the US.

    My tip's the ham, cream cheese and cranberry hoagie - it'll see you through a whole day's sightseeing. The portions are HUGE!

    It's so popular that they've recently moved across the way to a larger shop. Personnally I prefered the decor in the old place (dark wood, American Indian-New York style) - the new site is very light and airy, but lacks the character of old. Don't let that put you off, though - at least there's more chance of getting a seat now!

    It's the perfect place for people watching, with a very peaceful vibe - take note of the "no mobile phone" signs!

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    Café JAZZ: Café JAZZ

    by Aragina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You can eat at this great place and listen to Live Jazz at the same time.

    Favorite Dish: Crevettes and Chicken strips in a Provencal sauce, with steamed Couscous, and Apricot Cheesecake

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