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The Plan Cafe

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28-29 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF, Wales
+44 29 2039 8764
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08:45 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:45 - 17:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trevor does a wonderful job of maintaining standards at the plan. I can only drink decaffeinated coffee due to a caffeine allergy which means I usually get weak, tasteless coffee. The Plan is the exception. The coffee has a deep roasted flavour with a good foam. I swoon as I smell that roasted aroma and take my first sip!! Thanks... More 

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Thank S L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First timer at the Plan cafe a lovely little cafe in the historic Morgan Arcade a fantastic venue to watch the world go by. Toasties were a fab snack to get me refuelled for the second round of Sunday shopping & strolling. P.S. To pass time whilst waiting for food they have trivia cards which are a good way to... More 

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Thank nicholasjdavid
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went twice for breakfast and once for a breakfast. They can veganize almost everything. I got beans on toast with no butter the first time and the porridge the second. Ask them vegan food and they'll help you. Try their tiffin cause it's gorgeous! Very friendly and welcoming place, ideal for an early breakfast.

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Thank Agnese P
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this little quaint artisan coffee shop & what a find this was. The coffee was delicious, we ordered a few cakes from the beautiful homemade selection & everyone of them was extremely delicious. Their chocolate fudge brownie was out of this world. Thumbs up to you all it was a taste sensation, will be sure to return... More 

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Thank Valleygirl3
oxford
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325 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were staying in a nearby hotel and stumbled across this gem because we were too mean/fussy to pay the hotel prices. Portions were generous with good quality sausages etc. Yoghurt and fruit was lovely and kippers cooked to a turn although the mustard sauce was a little cloying. The coffee was wonderful

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Thank Glinys W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went with a friend. We both ordered quiche with salad and potatoes (£9.50 each). When the food came the slices were TINY and there was hardly any salad and a tiny pile of potato. We asked the waiter who was REALLY NICE and a GREAT WAITER and he said he had thought they were small himself, and that he'd go... More 

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Thank Lucy C
Stafford, United Kingdom
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440 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been here about 4 times now because I love the location and the food. It's a good job because the service is consistently disappointing. There never seems to be enough staff - I've always been there on a Saturday so please, please can you make sure you have enough staff and that they know what they're doing. I have... More 

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Thank KiplingsMom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted a quick lunch in a nice cafe in an arcade in Cardiff. Liked the sound of the menu online, so went in. Had a beautiful velvety smooth coffee, which you can tell they have won awards for. We also had the eggs royal, and a cheese and ham toastie. Both were very nice. But the place was filthy. It... More 

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Thank Julia C
UK
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here after on a Sunday morning. They were struggling to meet demand and service was suffering. If you're short staffed take a few tables away for the day? Anyhow food was ok. I'd be happy with the Eggs Benedict I'd been served however the awards advertised I was expecting more. The coffee was also nice enough but nothing outstanding.... More 

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Thank GCSwiss
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited. this cafe. Ordered our food. Mine came. Roll ,poached egg, fish. And a sauce. The Fish. Tasted disgusting. I complained. Waiter ask what was wrong and explained That the fish tasted disgusting. So I order ham sandwiches. With side salad. When the waiter was talking to myself and my husband He give us the impression that we would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:45 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:45 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:45 - 17:00
Thursday
08:45 - 17:00
Friday
08:45 - 17:00
Saturday
08:45 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2039 8764
Description
One of The Independent's top 50 coffee bars in Britain; fantastic fair trade coffee; organic, vegan, veggie, and gluten-free menu items; excellent breakfasts and lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?