Our local independent coffee houses offer much more than your average flat white. So, before you order your next tall, extra hot, no foam; try a locally roasted brew.
118 Clifton St; 3 Castle St + Capitol Shopping Centre
Take your coffee black or with a dash of milk and a Pastel de Nata on the side – you won’t regret it!
126 Wyndham Cres.
Find your hygge relaxing with friends in their cosy wood interiors. Great coffee accompanies some of the best baked treats in Cardiff.
(Pictured: a seasonal hot chocolate at Coffee Barker, Castle Arcade)
1-13 Castle Arcade
Enjoy seasonal specialty coffees, cakes and lunches with an eclectic 1920s vibe.
10-12 Royal Arcade
We love an excuse to visit the Victorian Arcades and this is definitely a great place to kick back and flex your hipster credentials.
Bayscape, Watkiss Way
+ 31 Mermaid Quay
Known for their decadent signature coffees that can’t fail to put a smile on your face and likes on your feed. Try the Curly Wurly Latte.
Tucked away in an idyllic setting, this eco-conscious café serves up an amazing oat milk latte. Try the salads, they’re a taste sensation.
(Image credit: Big Moose Coffee Co)
4-5 Frederick St
This Bigmoose has a big heart. Your coffee is served up with a passion for reinforcing positive mental health across our city. It’s not often a toilet makes the Insta list, but you do need pay a visit.
(Pictured: a personalised latte at Blossom Café (Wellfield Road)
11 Wellfield Rd
The most Instagram friendly coffee in Cardiff. Pose in front of the floral wall or Freida Kahlo mural and don’t forget to upload your image to create your very own ‘selfie’ coffee.
1 Mount Stuart Square.
A treasure trove of vintage gems and flowers. Afternoon tea favourite. You won’t be able to resist the Instagram potential.
With tables big enough for a bacon roll, coffee and laptop, this is the perfect place for revision or collaborations over good coffee.
87 Crwys Rd
Arguably one of the best breakfasts in Cathays. We recommend their pancake stack with scrambled eggs, bacon and maple syrup.
2 Colum Rd
The between lecture go-to for a caffeine kick with a friendly and relaxing vibe.
An outdoor gem with a positive mental health vibe. The coffee is so good you’ll be happy to return rain or shine.