Opening Times
Monday – Saturday9am – 5pm
Sunday10am – 4pm
CafeCoffee£Casual Dining

Why we love it

Walk into Garlands and it’s a bit like going back in time. Hidden away in Duke Street Arcade and a stone’s throw away from the castle, Garlands has been serving coffee, cake – and cawl – for over 65 years. Glamorgan sausages and Welsh rarebit may be firm favourites but local ingredients are also used to create classics with a twist, like pulled-pork pancakes and carrot and orange cake.

It’s cosy inside so prepare to queue when it’s busy – which it frequently is – but the food is worth the wait and you’re guaranteed service with a smile. There are plenty of veggie dishes and if you ask nicely, they’ll happily rustle up vegan and/or gluten-free choices. Garlands is the perfect place to escape the stresses of modern life – even if it’s just for an hour.


The cakes – did we mention the cakes?
The café walls are adorned with photos of Welsh actors, musicians and artists
Enjoy the finest full English – whether it’s meaty, veggie or vegan

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Lush little place, quick service and food very good quality


Really good food and pleasant staff


The guy serving was very polite and helpful.


Roast is very proper - a lot for a little & all high wulity


This is a good venue with a simple but complete menu.


Always great service and delicious food, with the Wriggle voucher it definitely makes a trip value for money.