Following on from part 1, I'll be looking at the rest of the Roath and Cathays areas. Wellfield Road Wellfield Road has changed ov...

ROATH FOOD TOUR, PART 2

May 03, 2014 Lauren Mahoney 1 Comments


Following on from part 1, I'll be looking at the rest of the Roath and Cathays areas.

Wellfield Road
Wellfield Road has changed over the years. Even though there are a lot more chains than when I moved here five years ago, there are still plenty of local businesses to take of advantage of.

Tea and Cake is without a doubt my favourite place in Roath. I would spend ages wondering around the gift shop before pondering what cake to eat. The gift shop is now a deli, but there is plenty to spoil yourself with. You'll always be greeted by owner Phill, who is more than happy to talk all things deli.

Chaiholics is great for tea lovers who love something a bit different to traditional English tea. They offer a large selection of tea, which is accompanied by delights from Samosa Co.

Next door you'll find KL Canolog. Owners Bakh and Zainah provide a homely and welcoming feel with their traditional Malaysian cooking. Don't forget to buy some interestingly flavoured chocolate before you leave.

Cook is also a great place to stock-up on desserts, and chat to the friendly staff who are always offering free samples of chocolate brownies and other sweet treats. 

On the other side of the road you have Italian Dolce Vita and The Coffi House, which will perfect;y serve your breakfast needs.

Hidden gem: If you head over the hill to Penylan, you'll find the delightful Waterloo Tea House.


Albany Road
There are a few places hidden amongst the estate agents and charity shops of Albany Road. Albany Fish Bar is a firm favourite with my friends and I, and if you love Japanese food then Ichiban at the top end worth a visit or 10.

The Market Garden is the place to get all your fresh food and vegetables, before inevitably visiting the neighbouring Tesco.

Hidden gem: Just a five minute walk away from Albany Road is Salisbury Road, where you can stop off at Tucker for a post-shopping coffee before heading home.

Are there any places you love in Roath? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter!

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree! Your favs are mine, as well.

    j. gambino

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