Best things to do in Cardiff
Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“Best for: Casual dining, cheap eats, kid-friendly After spending four years in a catering bus providing grateful festival-goers with an alternative to cheap hot dogs, Cai Pritchard honed the art of burgercraft and is now established in Cardiff’s foodie-central zone, Whitchurch Road. The Breaking Bad-saluting ‘Heisen Burger’ is the headline act (Welsh Black beefburger with blue cheese, crispy bacon and blue drunken onions) at £7.95.”
“A pleasant walk through the park will bring you to Waterloo Gardens Teahouse. Good for unusual teas and award winning coffee. Cakes are delicious too! They also do afternoon tea - if you have a big appetite! This place won Best Cafe in the UK in 2009 (BSA Awards) and is regularly listed in National media 'Top 10' cafes and recognised Europe wide. Open 7 days a week until around 6pm.”
“Best for: Casual dining, cheap eats, kid-friendly This is the result of several years of evolution and development by husband-and-wife team Rhys and Laura Keogh, who took over The Pot when it was an unassuming café. Word quickly spread about their new, hearty cassoulets and bouillabaisse – and suddenly, 25 covers wasn’t enough. They’re now packing them in at their new location on Whitchurch Road, while the original venue has been re-reimagined as an upmarket café named, rather sweetly, Arty’s Kitchen, after their son. Breakfast from £5.50, main courses from £8.50.”