Handlebar Barista (Cardiff Central Train Station)

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Why we love it

A morning saviour to thousands of bleary-eyed Cardiff commuters, the Handlebar Barista boys brave the elements to bring the very best in pedal-powered caffeinated perks to countless throngs of thirsty workers congregating outside of Cardiff's main train stations (Cardiff Central, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Queen Street) each and every weekday. If you're espresso'd for time and need a pick-me-up, these handlebar hombres are the heroes you're craving.

Proudly sporting cycling shorts and serving properly banging coffee (Ferrari Espresso is their unique blend of choice) from any one of their growing fleet of beautiful, hand-made coffee trikes (each resplendent with a full-blown barista standard coffee machine, rustic wood panelling, fairy lights, leather side bags and the obligatory vintage-bell-and-wicker-basket combo), these street baristas are absolutely unmissable and have understandably built up quite the cult following around the city.

So much so, in fact, that - by popular demand - they've established a well-ridden route of regular afternoon appointments outside the office blocks of their loyal customers.

Flat whites on bikes? We love it.

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It was awesome


Lovely coffee and service


Whichever barista you go to (front or rear of the station), the guys are always chatty, pleasant and efficient. The coffee is also top rate!


Great value


Lovely coffee and cheaper than the station outlets


Amazing Coffee, super lovely and friendly!