Cafe Calcio

Address: 145 Crwys Road, Cardiff, CF24 4NH, Wales
Telephone: +44 29 2039 7575

- Budget

4.1

The best breakfasts in Cardiff, no question!

Cafe Calcio hasn’t changed in years, yet it never seems dated. Most Cardiff residents will have first acquainted themselves with this joint in their student days. Unlike other student destinations, however, Cafe Calcio has enough class and substance it transcends those penny-pinching early days. This is thanks, largely, to its funky pop culture and football-loving decor... And their stupendously hearty breakfasts!

Food and drink
4.2
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4
90%

Food and drink

I seldom make it past the breakfast when I eat here but the menu has enough to fit any meal requirement from the morning to the evening. Lavish burgers, interesting salads and light bites are all on offer, as is a fair range of beers and wine if you’re stepping out a little later in the day.

Recommended dishes

There’s a selection of breakfasts depending on just how hungry you are. Go on, be a devil and get their legendary fat bastard breakfast; with triple eggs, triple bacon, triple sausages and triple hash browns, not only do I guarantee on it filling you up for the rest of the day, it’s as low on the grease factor as a cooked breakfast will ever get.

Ambience

Bright, breezy and full of chuckles. Every time I’ve visited Cafe Calcio it seems full of people treating themselves, pretending they’re blessed with the free time of a hundred students. Their thoughtful choice of music doesn’t hurt proceedings either; Cafe Calcio is a blueprint for how all cafes should be in the 21st century.

Service

Laid back and happy; there’s an easy going vibe to Cafe Calcio every time I eat there.

Location

Welcome to studentville... Crwys Road awash with diners, takeaways and second hand shops. There’s never a dull moment.

Price advice

You’ll never pay over £10 for your meal. The top breakfast is £9.95, but if you eat every morsell they’ll only charge you £6.95. A large latte is £1.95 and beers are usually £2.50 a bottle.

Tables to book

You can’t book a table, but try and treat yourself to one of the settees at the large window so you can enjoy your grub as the world goes by.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Stag / hen parties
  • People watching
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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