Academy Coffee @ Platform

Opening Times
Monday - Wednesday7:30am - 8pm
Thursday - Friday7:30am - 11pm
Saturday9am - 11pm
Sunday10am - 5pm

Bute St Cardiff CF10 5LE
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Why we love it

Academy Platform is the new addition to the Academy Coffee family: a modern and refurbished shipping container in which you’ll find some of the best coffee in Cardiff – that’s a promise.

Originating at The Pumphouse, in Barry, Academy Coffee is growing with several venues across south Wales in Barry, Cardiff and Penarth; each has their own individual look and feel, but all offering the same Academy high levels of food and drink quality and friendly hospitality.

Academy Platform is right by Cardiff Bay station and serves up freshly roasted Clifton Coffee that is in season – this means an ever-changing range of beans, and banging flavours. These guys also have delicious breakfast dishes, tasty lunch treats, and a cracking range of craft beers and cocktails. Join them for one of their live music nights or events, and enjoy your night! They also have Street Food guests joining them quite regularly, just check their socials to see who’s doing the cooking that day, and have fun!


The coffee, obviously
Super friendly staff
The street food pop-ups are a great way to discover new flavours!

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Really friendly staff, great drinks and good atmosphere. One of my fav dog friendly spots


An excellent light lunch option in Cardiff Bay. A short but nonetheless varied menu with vegan options. I particularly like the Avo Smash - guacamole on toasted wholemeal bread - and on each occasion it has been super fresh and a very generous portion.


Good food in a convenient spot in the Bay. Friendly and helpful staff and a great ambience.


Great food great coffee. I made a mistake ordering and the staff remade the dish for me. Really excellent service


A nice spot with a comfortable environment. We got a few bonus crisps and nuts with our drinks which was a nice touch.


Fantastic coffee and avocado on toast. An absolute bargain as well! Will definitely be back and highly recommend.