Top five recommended afternoon tearoom in Cardiff for students

Afternoon tea may be seen as a little luxurious for students, but with a limited budget, they can also enjoy a good afternoon in these five locations particularly.

1.Barker Tea House

With Coffee Barker already being a firm favourite for some tea and cake lovers in Cardiff, Barker Tea House has taken it to the next level. It offers delicious English traditional afternoon teas and a great vintage atmosphere.

Good decoration outside the tearoom may always attract people. Photo from Walesonline.

Any special: Parma Violet cake and there are usually some delicious little gooey brownie bites served as part of the afternoon tea as well.

Price: £17.50 each for two or more people sharing.

Address: 8-12 High Street Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BB

Tel: 029 2034 1390

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2. the Angel Hotel

this fantastic afternoon tea pays respect to its pioneer and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria, Anna Maria Russell. Enjoy 3 tiers of delicate finger sandwiches, warm fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a selection of traditional cakes!

The site of the hotel is just beside the Cardiff Castle. Photo from Cairn Group Hotels.

Any special: it also offer a children’s afternoon tea option here too – for £8.99 you get a soft drink, sandwiches, French fancy, jam tart, mini chocolate fingers and a mini scone with jam.

Price: traditional Afternoon Tea – £25.00 for two

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ

Tel: 029 2064 9200


3. Hilton Hotel

Enjoy the unique Welsh afternoon tea whilst enjoying an incomparable view of the Castle in the Grey restaurant. The restaurant provides election of triple layered finger sandwiches, Welsh cake, warm buttermilk & sultana scone, strawberry jam & Cornish clotted cream selection of miniature cakes, pastries & desserts.

The special tea box presents. Photo from

Any special: the afternoon tea is presented in a special way: they’ve ditched the traditional tiered stand for a more modern shelved box.

Price: Welsh afternoon tea for only £15

Address: Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH

Tel: 029 2064 6400

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4. Patisserie-valerie

A historical brand from 1926. When you want to get rid of tiredness of shopping in the mall, it is a really good place for you to have a rest. Located in the site of restaurants, the atmosphere here seems more casual. Patisserie-valerie is specialized in making various desserts so you can select lots of different types of treats from its menu.

Wonder smell flies from a small corner. Photo from Patisserie-valerie’s official account on Twitter.

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea – £25.00 for two

Address: Food Court, St. David’s Dewi Saint Cardiff, St. David’s Shopping Center, CF10 2EF

Tel: 029 2037 2419


5. Laguna kitchen and bar

Take part in a delightful Afternoon Tea here at the Park Plaza Hotel’s Laguna Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious display of freshly cut finger sandwiches, sultana and buttermilk scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, welsh cakes plus a selection of miniature pastries and cakes and a selection of loose teas.


The unique ice cream desserts topped on. Photo from Love to Dine –


Any special: the restaurant also do a Gentlemen’s afternoon tea, swapping finger sandwiches for mini venison burgers and scones and macaroons for chorizo Scotch eggs and Sirloin stuffed Yorkshire puddings. It’s not just for men of course, it’s for anyone that fancies something a bit more savoury, and it’s £19.50 per person.

Price: Monday – Friday for £17.95 per person and Saturday – Sunday for £20.95 per person

Address: Park Plaza Cardiff, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AL

Tel: 029 2011 1103

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