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Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery, Cardiff, Glamorgan

Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery

4.8
4.8
76 Reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining

Hard Lines is a coffee shop and roastery based in Cardiff, Wales. We select, roast and serve great coffee that’s been sourced sustainably with the aim of building long lasting relationships at origin. We believe that what we’re trying to build is about more than just good coffee. We aim to keep it fresh, fun and not too serious throughout. Hard Lines

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:00–17:00 Sat 09:00–17:00 Sun 09:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    0000000000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

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    Best Ambience

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  1. CL

    ClaireL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Hard Lines Cafe - delicious food, stunning coffee and friendly vibes :)

  2. AD

    AlexD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place. Highly recommended. Great value for money

  3. S

    Spanwa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our nieces for pancakes and they loved it. The staff were brilliant and helped us out with a high chair. Food was delicious and the coffee was excellent.

  4. SO

    StewartO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing coffee, and the atmosphere is always great

  5. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast and coffee as always. Cakes looked excellent too

  6. K

    Keith

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best coffee, brunch, cakes and people in Cardiff. #1 in our hearts.

  7. LN

    LucyN

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always - great food, great coffee and great service :)

  8. RS

    RhydianS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great coffee, great food, dog friendly, what more can you ask for?

  9. l

    lucieg

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food cooked fresh to order, and the best coffee in Cardiff.

  10. D

    Dannnnny

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed a birthday brunch here. Would recommend booking

  11. J

    Jango

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very impressed with food, coffee and service. Lovely selection of bread & pastries. I will definitely return.

  12. LB

    LucyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super tasty food and coffee, brilliant music and lovely staff

  13. h

    hghg1287837

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have been before, on a trip to Cardiff, enjoyed our food, and the coffee

  14. MP

    MartinP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch - reservation recommended as gets very busy. Good quality Americano, ie nice and strong. Only issue with Halloumi Patty was that I realised later I didn't get the house slaw only chips. Otherwise pancake stack and Big Diner were great.

  15. DJ

    DafyddJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food. Highly recommended. Will definitely return.

  16. GB

    GinaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I'd dropped into Hard Lines whilst spying some interesting valentines gifts in the window and went into to purchase a gift but whilst I was there I thought I'd pick up a takeaway coffee which was great - service was good and quick, coffee was fantastic. I was enthused by the place as I live nearby it looked like a great alternative place to work away from working from home! I booked a brunch for 13 Feb online (which was v easy) as an early valentines brunch with my fella and a few days later we went along to find out what all the fuss was about. We'd heard good things from friends. On arrival we were shown to a seat which was two foot max between two other tables and I asked for a more spacious seat which the waitress reluctantly allowed us to go to. We were not given any instructions on how to order so after sitting down for some time I made my way to the counter with our order which was a cooked breakfast and a burrito. The cooked breakfast comes with fried eggs, the burrito comes with scrambled eggs. My partner wanted scrambled eggs with his breakfast but I was shocked to hear that wasn't possible 'we only do what's on the menu' the same waitress said. I then asked for jalapeño poppers and was told 'we don't do them on Sundays' the menu had no reference to this or that certain food was only served on certain days. I was made to feel like a difficult customer and was not happy with the service. I don't think I've ever been to a cafe for breakfast that doesn't show a certain amount of versatility with eggs. So I have to say we won't return in a hurry. Hard lines? Hard luck!

    Hard Lines Cafe & RoasteryResponded on 14 February 2022

    Hi Gina, we're really sorry to hear that you were disappointed. As I'm sure you gathered from your visit, we are very busy on the weekends, which I believe is why our staff may have taken pause to think if we could give up a table for 4, to a party of 2; as this may mean we couldn't't have seated a larger party. We also apologies if you found our menu unclear and not versatile enough for you. We regret if any of this made you feel unwelcome.

  17. A

    Aisha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service! Great food! Would definitely return and recommend

  18. JB

    JoannaB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Overall we loved hardlines but the food took a while and my potatoes weren't that warm when they arrived.

  19. AL

    AmandaL

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, as always

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tacos and awesome coffee

  21. MA

    MARGEDW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for the Brecwast Burrito and cannot stop thinking about how tasty it was. Lovely place and nice vibe.

  22. LN

    LucyN

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have only ever been to Hard Lines Cafe a few times and never actually sat in to have food. It’s safe to say that it did not disappoint. The food is as good as (if not better than) it looks in the photos and obviously the coffee is the best in Cardiff. Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely be returning for food again soon!

  23. MR

    MeganR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food and coffee, lovely service! Would definitely recommend a visit if you were thinking about it!

  24. JD

    JohnD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, lush coffee and breakfast, pleasant staff

  25. SP

    SunilP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely place, lovely food, make sure you book, gets full up quickly

  26. F

    Fanni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best coffee: it’s delicious, creamy texture, and looks amazing. Cinnmon bun is very sweet, good texture. Great vibe. I would appreciate more meat options but I was also happy having the vegetarian burrito. It’s a busy place and the reason I believe is its success.

  27. J

    Joanna

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and location! Would highly recommended!

  28. RG

    RGEd

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food and the staff was great. Coffee is top notch as well, no compliants

  29. L

    Lydia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Order two PSL, love it, but the second cup was too sweet lost the flavor of coffee.

  30. D

    Dannnnny

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Diner approach is great and the food is tasty.

  31. S

    Spanwa

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic coffee, great food, lovely people. Best to book a table if you want to guarantee getting in there to eat on the weekend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful tasting food. Really well organised. Quick service. Great price.

  33. G

    Georgia

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I come here at least once a week, we love it. Best coffee in Cardiff and such good chill vibes. Incredible vegan food options too.

  34. d

    danielj

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Visited for breakfast on a Friday, greeting was a little unfriendly/borderline rude, we’d pre booked our table so we’re sat promptly. Food was pretty good, a strong vegetarian angle but still enjoyable. I think I was most disappointed with the coffee. Being a coffee roasting company is was expecting better. Ordered a long black, it looked like a filter coffee when it came, no crema, wasn’t to my taste, maybe the grind was out of a bad batch of beans? For me there’s better coffee and better breakfasts available across cardiff for sure.

  35. SP

    StevieP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! Love this place! Great neighbourhood vibes!

  36. RL

    RachaelL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our first family breakfast in Hardlines and it won’t be our last. Lovely atmosphere, food and strong coffee! Loved it!

  37. l

    lucieg

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool laid back vibe even though they had been very busy, running out of a lot of stuff. But we didn’t wait longer than 10 mins for the food…it was super fresh and tasty. The coffee was real nice, the cakes looked so good we had to try them and they were delicious.

  38. SE

    StefanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Banging coffee banging atmosphere - love the menu and the choice of beers!

  39. AT

    AlexanderT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue, lovely staff and great service. Highly recommend

  40. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    One of my absolute favourite places! Love everything about it. I'd advise booking as it is so popular that sometimes you might have to wait around for a seat

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0000000000.

Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery is rated 4.8 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery

Hard Lines Cafe & Roastery Cowbridge Road Cardiff, Glamorgan CF5 1GX

Additional information

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:00–17:00 Sat 09:00–17:00 Sun 09:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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