I’ve been meaning to write this post for a very long time but with commitments with Rogues Portal as well as sticking with my geek blog posts it had to take a back burner….UNTIL TODAY!!!
Barkers is one of the tea rooms situated in the Royal Arcade which is located in Cardiff City Centre. It’s one of the most chilled out Tea Rooms around Cardiff!! The atmosphere is always so calm and chilled, like a Coffee House in Amsterdam. It’s a popular little place so it can get quite busy but the space is quite vast so no one is in your business. I tend to find these days that some coffee shops can be soo teeny weeny your practically sitting on another person’s lap.
In Barkers there is room to breathe and everyone is in their own little world anyway. You’ll see students revising (and when I say revising I do mean talking hehehe), happy introverts quietly sipping away on their hot whilst catching up on the daily news as well as many other characters you would usually see in a coffee shop!
The service is always great!! The staff is always so welcoming and easy going. I know a an old colleague who works there and every time we ask him if he enjoys working there, he seems to be happier and happier to be there, which is great!! Happy employers = Happy workplace. I shall repeat this so all businesses can take this on board; HAPPY. EMPLOYERS = HAPPY. WORKPLACE!!!
HAPPY. EMPLOYERS = HAPPY. WORKPLACE
(okay, I’m done)
The food is delicious!! From the sandwiches to the cakes, the food is absolutely delicious. There are the usual favorites; ham and brie baguette (my absolute favorite) as well as some amazing soups, and the bread!! THE BREAD!! The bread that comes with the soup is incredible!! Soft and yet a beast of a slice!!
I stuck to desserts while I was there. I opted for a Lemon Flapjack and a chocolate brownie which were delicious!!! Relaxed, stylish with great desserts!! You can’t really go wrong can you?