Traditional Cafes

Cafe Minuet

District: Cardiff Central
Address: 40-42 Castle Street
PostCode: CF10 1BW
Phone: 029 2034 1794

   An excellent gem of a cafe that has real ambience within Castle Arcade. Queues to be expected at lunchtime but worth it. Cafe with a musical theme that serves excellent food, small so expect competition for a place. The food is cooked to a classical music accompaniment !
The best reviewed restaurant in Cardiff.

Hours 10am-5pm Mon-Sat


District: Cardiff Central
Address: 34 High Street, Riverside
PostCode: CF10 1BW
Phone: 029 2038 8551 

Coffee shop that does not empty your pockets in a prime location opposite Cardiff Castle This café does really good sandwiches and better still the panini’s. Portions are always generous and the tomato soup is a very good seller.

Open on Sundays, which is a bonus if you are looking for breakfast after a stag or hen party. A phone call will result in delivery if it is difficult to get away from the office.

Pipis Greek Cafe and Restaurant

District: Cardiff Central
Address: 31-32 Caroline Street
PostCode: CF10 1FF
Phone: 02921 328148

Pipi’s has relocated from Church street to larger premises in Caroline street. It has a very good reputation for quality food complimented by friendly service. The big advantage of this café is that it has an all day service.

If you fancy a freshly baked croissant with your early morning coffee or perhaps a choice of patisseries it is here that you need to visit.

Bridge Cafe

District: Vale of Glamorgan
Address: 1-2 Bryn Y Mor, The Knap, Barry
PostCode: CF62 6SW
Phone: 01446 734 524

Johns Cafe

District: Vale of Glamorgan
Address: 12 Esplanade Buildings, Friars Road, Barry
PostCode: CF62 5TJ
Phone: 01446 737290

The Blue Pelican

District: Penarth
Address: Hamptons, 10 Ludlow Lane, Penarth
Post Code: CF64 1EW
Telephone: 02920 705391

North Meets South

District: Penarth
Address: 7 Windsor Road
Post Code: CF64 1JB
Telephone: 02920 708157

The Olive Branch Coffee and Bookshop

District: Rhiwbina
Address: 17 Heol-Y-Deri, Cardiff
Post Code: CF14 6HA

Monday and Sunday closed
Tuesday – Saturday 9.00-4.30

Snails delicatessen

6-8 Beulah Road
CF14 6LX
029 2062 0415

Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat 7:30am-5pm 

A Shot In The Dark

Area: Roath
Address: 12 City Rd, Cardiff
Post Code: CF24 3DL
Phone:029 2047 2300

Open Monday- Thursday hours 08:00–00:00
Friday – Saturday 08.00-01.00
Sunday 10.00-12.00

Situated at the bottom of city road, this is an extremely well respected cafe bar, potions are really good and the coffeee is well looked after with an excellent expresso on offer.

Cafe Castan

Situated at the entrance to Pontcanna Fields this is a recent edition and fills a gap that had existed for a long time. A decent cup of coffee at a non exorbitant price.


Big food here to satisfy any appetite. Located in Cathays off North Road

56 North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DZ

Hotdogs are a speciality and the breakfast hot dog is proving to be a big early morning hit !

La Creperie de Claudie

Area: Victoria Park
Address: 1 Victoria Park Rd W, , Cardiff
Post Code: CF5 1EZ
Phone: 029 2115 7308


Great value crepes, pancakes and the like, well worth a visit for different type of cafe food.