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The Piccolo Bar

The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“cakes” (24 reviews)
“ice cream” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The misplaced arrogance of the manager of this place is breathtaking. When you run a pokey cramped and disorganised roadside cafe, you should have at least some humility. What a dump.

Thank G_EvansWales
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were out for a stroll along the front in Porthcawl in the Great British summertime sun, clouds, and strong cool wind, (but no rain that day – yay), and we called in to Piccolo Bar café, which is right on the seafront opposite the...More

Thank MandH-eurotrippers
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not sure if it was the owner or what, but please, if your coffee machine goes on the blink, don't scowl at people waiting patiently to be served. Nice cakes, pricey coffee and the young girl serving was very polite, but I must admit, the...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Location is great, however I was deeply disappointed when they refused to take our "Scottish" money and required us to provide different means of payment. Reason being that from their "head office" the policy is not to accept Scottiish notes, no specific bank.... apparently due...More

Thank mrsanderson2017
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Visited here twice during our stay in Porthcawl. Nothing can beat a cream tea with warm scones after a walk along the sea front. Fantastic views and was busy both times we went.

Thank ManannansWave
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Decided to have a lunch at this cafe on the sea front at Porthcawl. However if you have a young baby and a pram or baby buggy avoid this place. We entered the cafe and found a table , which I may add are very...More

2  Thank Tezles
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Apart from point blank refusing to warm babies food and making us feel most unwelcome when we arrived with the pram, I could take no more so we left. Very ignorant and plain rude staff. A horrid place!

Thank dipper84
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Love to stop here for coffee and a custard slice. Fabulous view, right on the explanade. Glass fronted so always beautifully warm on a sunny day even in the middle of winter. Plenty of seating outside too. Not the cheapest place for coffee but worth...More

Thank Helen688
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We live in Porthcawl and call in regularly at Piccolos as the view is excellent and the custard slices are legendary. I agree with another reviewer that recent large price increases have made us think twice about going so often.

Thank Maxine F
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great position on the sea front, good food and coffee. But the price of the coffee has increased by 20 percent From £2.40 to £3.10 pence. Since last year for large cup. They take advantage of regulars and visitors to the town The owner's and...More

Thank ATBandBB
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
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  • Address: The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: 01656-78-64-16
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