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$$ - $$$
City Centre
Cafe, Austrian, European, British
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Royal arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE, Wales
+44 29 2022 9265
08:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We like to pop into Wally's for breakfast before starting shopping and always enjoy our experience there. Pastries are great and my husband enjoys the proper coffee's. We have had lunch there too and thoroughly enjoyed the open sandwiches. Definitely would recommend the café if you are looking for breakfast or lunch. Even better after eating popping downstairs to the... More 

Thank ZMWCardiff
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I popped in for coffee. Welsh brew coffee was very nice and the little pastries to die for! An interesting little cafe above a super delicatessen, cosy and very friendly staff.

Thank MuffinWales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wally's Delicatessen has been a presence in Cardiff City Centre for years. Selling quality and some rare Deli foods. Now with the upstairs open as a coffee Shop/Cafe serving freshly made lunches. The smell from a good selection of 'home made' soups, cakes pastries and fresh salads greets you as you climb the stairs. Uniformed staff lead you to your... More 

Thank 1stClassRider
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Just a great place to be, staff are very good and food to die for. We waited 10 min for table and we're rewarded with great service and super food. Good atmosphere and great choice from a wide scope of menus. Deli shop has brilliant selection of foods and wine. Just go there and enjoy.

1 Thank allyeff
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you can't be inspired by Wally's you don't deserve to eat! Spices, herbs, cheeses, pages, charcuterie, tinned and dried goods, mustards, pickles - the list is endless. The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable -the lady on the cheese counter can put half a stone on you in seconds just suggesting how to use some of the varieties! Wander... More 

Thank jmhancock
Neath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

only went in for a glass of Prosecco but after drinking that upstairs we had to look around the deli.....amazing range of foods to buy....well worth a visit

Thank Carol M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

There's not much cooking involved more arranging......an amazing amount of excellent food on a plate. I always have brunch or lunch here when in town and because not that many people know about it it's always relatively easy to get a table. Simple food done with care.

Thank kingoflard
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

this place has stood the test of time. the sandwiches are always fresh and filling. above average prices but great quality.

Thank leethomaswales
New Orleans, Louisiana
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Any time I am in Cardiff this is must for me. The shop has a food selection that is fantastic. I plan to just have something to eat up stairs but I also wind up shopping there. The staff is very helpful if you have questions.

Thank chinatravler022
Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A great place to eat if you can get a seat. Small and very busy but with lots of choice and excellent food. Downstairs is a fantastic food shop with an impressive range of local and continental food products to buy. Well worth a visit. We will go there again next time we are in Cardiff.

Thank Pauline M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Austrian, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 9265

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