I want to see if there is anything exists in the cart if I am in a phtml page

I have tried to use session and cart but I am getting null When I tried to use session I wasn’t sure how to get the quote ID in order to get cart ID but I don’t know which is the right approach to take Could anyone help me out with this

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Something like this should work


namespace Xigen\Cart\Helper;

use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper;

class Quote extends AbstractHelper

     * @param \Magento\Framework\App\Helper\Context $context
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\Helper\Context $context,
        \Magento\Checkout\Model\Cart $cart
    ) {
        $this->cart = $cart;

    public function getAllVisibleItems() {
        return $this->cart->getQuote()->getAllVisibleItems();

    public function getAllVisibleItemsCount() {
        return count($this->getAllVisibleItems());

Then in template for example

$visibleItems = $this->helper('\Xigen\Cart\Helper\Quote')->getAllVisibleItemsCount();

  • How does it know to take the active cart? I mean for each customer a different cart. May 28, 2019 at 20:35
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    It's always only the cart of the current session. Unless the block is cached of course. May 28, 2019 at 20:43
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    I was about to say the session as well. @DominicXigen thank you for this I will take a look at this and get back to you. Thanks for showing the count part May 28, 2019 at 20:46
  • @DominicXigen hi there. I have tried this it worked for maybe once like it did work but then when I refresh the page it won’t come up like it’s null but my cart has product May 29, 2019 at 19:31
  • Can you disable frontend caches and see if still the same php bin/magento cache:disable layout block_html full_page May 29, 2019 at 20:27

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