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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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Today
08:45 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:45 - 17:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is of great quality, the coffee is of great quality and the service is brilliant. Staff are very friendly and hard working. Highly recommended!

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Thank Andy B
Tenby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Faultless every time; beautiful coffee, I only wish there were sausages with the full cooked breakfast! Free range fresh eggs (you can really tell) & I love how they butter your toast. Love sitting upstairs, a peaceful cafe with speedy service. Our go-to breakfast place when in Cardiff. Thanks again 😊

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Thank 10bfoodie
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here this morning as we wanted to start our Xmas shopping the right way, with a breakfast. We noticed the cosy blankets on the chairs outside and were intrigued by the organic menu! Upon arrival we were told to find a seat and the waitress would come to us. The place was a little chilly and as the... More 

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Thank Teena E
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the middle of Cardiff, the Plan is a nice place to eat if your looking for something quick and a little diverse. As a vegetarian, there was a nice selection of hot dishes including breakfast fare. Well worth a punt if you are in the area.

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Thank AlunP101
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

VENUE This café/restaurant is located in one of Cardiff's picturesque arcades. Window seats here, particularly during the festive season, therefore have pleasant views and are ideal for people watching. Inside, the decor is rustic and comfortable. On each table, there is a pot of trivial pursuit cards, a nice touch to stimulate conversation, should you need it. FOOD The menu... More 

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Thank Laurie C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a sad thing to see when a coffee shop declines, as a regular, I have always championed this place and loved it. However, I had been away for a few months, came back and instantaneosly I had found an Ownership change, this seems to be the case with a lot of cafes in Cardiff at the moment. I could... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't been back to Cardiff for all of 5 years, and we're really pleased to find that 'The Plan', which used to be a regular coffee and lunch spot, was still going and every bit as enjoyable as way back when. We had a cracking breakfast, good food, friendly service, and a nice atmosphere.

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Thank Pete W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here on a few occasions but had limited my choice to coffee and a cake. I'm very pleased to say that the Cheese Ploughman's was delightful with a sizeable portion of cheddar and brie enhanced by a great chutney, salad and crusty bread. My wife had the Welsh Rarebit which she thoroughly enjoyed. Attentive prompt and friendly... More 

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Thank Bardigiano
Plymouth
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate lunch here 2 weeks ago on a saturday and sunday and really recommend this The food is sooo nice The coffee is lovely and the staff are really smiley and charming ( we like that and always try to engage with people ) It is nice ambience in here and you can relax, chat whilst watching people going... More 

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Thank TheStantons
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I like the Plan I come here usually once a month as it is a friendly place to be where you can sit and read your paper enjoy probably the best coffee in Cardiff and I think one of the best breakfast in Cardiff. I can never work out why the bacon tastes so great but it does! This time... More 

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Thank Peter H

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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
USD 6 - USD 11
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?