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Cafe Brava

Pontcanna Street | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HS, Wales
+44 29 2037 1929
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“bravas” (72 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pontcanna Street | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HS, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit,Ordered some lunch for me and my guests. Waitress came over quickly to ask if we needed a high chair for the baby which we were delighted for. Then came along the crayons and paper. Waited for the high chair then asked another waitress....More

Thank Shameem A
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Have visited this cafe twice in the last month as it is in a lovely location and offers outside seating so taking the dog is possible. AlwAys busy, this cafe is clearly a popular choice . However , on both occasions , while the food...More

Thank Abbie L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe. Friendly staff although could have been a little more organised around dividing up their sections of services. Coffee was outstanding and equally delicious food with good variety. Would return :)

Thank xoxLuxyxox
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went for a family evening meal, and we were not disappointed. You can take your own wine (or buy from them) so can have your own personal favourite, and the food was ample and tasty. In fact, my starter would have been a meal in...More

Thank taffandhubby
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Brava is fab for brunch. We come back time after time and are never disappointed. Can't wait for the summer when we can sit outside again!

Thank S L
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My first visit, taken by my son who had frequented before. A lovely, community feel to the place. The service friendly and the food both ample and yummy. Only one minor and another not so minor quibble. The flat white was too hot, but with...More

1  Thank martin h
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Not sure what half these moaners are on about! 😳 great breakfast, great place to go for a coffee and a get together with mates! Iv'e been going with friends and family for around 8 yrs now, its fab! Most of the welsh rugby boys...More

Thank TonyE44
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you have any knowledge about good quality coffee or food this is the place not to be. Everything is Average cheap and profit on the menu. The sausages the bread the bacon and black pudding are the lowest of the low. Can't believe these...More

Thank cardiff3232
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

I'm very sorry that we have upset you badly enough that you feel the need to add another review on here after your last as I presume you haven't returned since then. Thank fully we are not paranoid or it may feel like a vendetta!?...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Well impressed with Cafe Brava! 🤗 Staff so friendly and welcoming and food of the highest standard. The sharing Camenbert starter was amazing as was the pasta to follow. Great value for money, perfect when staying on Cathedral Road. You can bring your own wine...More

1  Thank Welshdraig
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Diolch yn fawr am eich adolygiad! Our customers love the BYO wine offer and I am glad you appreciated it too along with the food and the team. We hope to look after you gain soon.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to have breakfast. Food was excellent and staff were really friendly recommend to all. We will definitely be returning to try main menu. Perfect start to our day and great priced

1  Thank ade1112
Team-Brava, Owner at Cafe Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thats quite an accolade, thank for taking the time to post a review. We'll do our best to keep up to your experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pontcanna Street | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2037 1929
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