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The Piccolo Bar

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The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Called in for a cappuccino and hot chocolate and a slice of cake today. Place has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Good selection of light snacks cakes and hot and cold drinks ,good staff and fantastic views of the sea . Right on the sea front 1 minute into the main street great place to sit chat and take... More 

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Rome
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I would have given Piccolo Bar two stars but, I couldn't say our visit was poor. I'd have much preferred to give it 4 stars but unfortunately the poor value for money prevents me from doing so. The location is lovely as is the glass structure. Sadly, £4.80 for a toasted sandwich served with not so much as a garnish... More 

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Thank Simon H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very told customer service. Asked for the toilet for a 3 and a 5 year old told no toilets. Asked for the nearest told to go up town. Had just purchased drinks and cake for the children and coffee for myself had to leave it and go. Often in porthcawl however will never use it again. No wonder the town... More 

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Thank Beryl M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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624 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were pleased to come across this fine coffee bar while strolling along the esplanade in Porthcawl. Yes, it has more than coffee, but our coffees were perfect and the gluten free orange polenta cake and the best ever custard tart. The service was good and the staff were friendly and most importantly it was very cosy on a cold... More 

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Thank SarahOB79
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection of food and deserts. My last visit was with my partner this summer; we had a toastie each, followed by a very indulgent chocolate cake. Service was friendly and fast. I'm a tea drinker, but my other half advises the coffee was really nice. Visited during a few different seasons and there's always a lovely view of the... More 

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Thank AWelshItalian
Cwmcarn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This place is good for a coffee and a cake but was disappointed with their sandwiches. They are not value for money, they are a bit shy on the filling. I had a sausage and bacon sandwich, one sausage sliced in four and three small thin rashers of streaky bacon. It was similar issue with the chicken sandwich. Their cake... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Didn't have time to stop at the Bar on this occasion. The inside looks clean and tidy and always lots there but on this occasion I had the ice cream. Oh my word it has to be the best ice cream I have ever tasted. Fantastic!

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Thank ruth c
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The piccolo bar is in a great position on the seafront and thts the best thing to say about it. Far to many tables squashed into the inside accident waiting to happen also staff are very quick to clear your table it's like if they want your money but soon as you finish they want you out to make some... More 

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Thank Paul B
South West England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Every time I visit the service is excellent, pleasant and efficient staff with good prices and quality produce. Situated right on the seafront with pleasant sea views. I'd recommend to anyone

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Thank egregor50
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

we visit regularly, the Coffee is always lovely (and i am very fussy about my coffee) . Nice selection of cakes (including some Gluten free) . friendly staff. and a lovely view :-)

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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
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Barn The Esplanade | Porthcawl, Bridgend CF32 0HN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?