Cheap Eats Guide to Cardiff


Our second serving of awesome cheap eats across the world comes from Cardiff ( if you missed, here is last week’s cheap eats guide to London by Steve Lowy) –  thanks to London based food/travel writer- Sophie Rae.

When not eating she can be found planning her next meal. 

Find her recipes and ramblings at or follow her via twitter @muffintops88



Wales’ capital city Cardiff plays host to some of the most incredible attractions; from the majestic castle and plethora of shops to the historical arcades with their hidden gems.

The heart of the city centre is a bustling hub of welsh life with welcoming faces ready to help make the most of your visit. So tuck in…



Crumbs Kitchen


Crumbs Kitchen, Cardiff

Crumbs Kitchen, Cardiff


Freshly made in store are the infamous mountainous bowls of colourful salads, as popular today as when it first opened 41 years ago.

Relax upstairs in the ‘quiet room’ with free WiFi while you tuck into tasty handmade deep filled pies, gluten free soups and spicy chilli.

Salads start from £3.70

33 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1AF


10 Feet Tall


Best cocktails in Cardiff

10 feet Tall


For the best cocktails and tapas in the city, head to this chilled out 3 storey bar. Nestled amongst the leather sofas and antique furnishings, friendly staff share their knowledge of what treats are on offer.

After dark the basement turns into a nightclub to dance the night away.

Open till 4am.

Top tip: Sign up for an ‘Eat, Beats & Treats’ Loyalty Card for discounts and promotions

2 meals for £10 or 3 tapas for £7.95

11a-12 Church St, Cardiff, CF10 1BG



Best italian in Cardiff Giovanni's

Giovanni’s, Cardiff


Established in 1983, this Italian family run business offers the chance to taste the classics done well.

Tempt your palette with delicate Carpaccio di mazo, insalata caprese andhandmade ravioli.

If the sun’s shining, make the most with the outside courtyard.

Just sit back and relax with a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. Buon Appetito!


Mains start from £7.95

38, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AJ


Ashton’s Fishmonger


fishmonger cardiff

Ashton’s , Cardiff


Proudly sitting on the edge of the historic Cardiff Central Market, Ashton’s offers the best fresh fish in the City.

Pick up a pot of locally sourced cockles, whelks, muscles or prawns, grab a crusty baguette from a nearby bakery stall and hop on down to Cardiff Bay, to eat your delicious catch while watching the ships come into harbour.

Pots start from £1.79 per 100g

Central Market, Cardiff, CF10 1AU


The New York Deli


new york deli cardiff

New York Deli, Cardiff


Voted ‘Best Sandwich Bar in Cardiff’ for the last 2 year running, this place has it all.

Choose from sandwiches on light rye, bagels, hot grinders and the acclaimed hoagies stuffed to the brim with British sourced ingredients. Students even get 10% discount with a valid NUS card.

Open 7 days a week

Bagels start from £3.20

19 High St Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1QR



  • Emma says:

    Good choices Soph! Absolutely LOVE the New York Deli :)And Ten Feet Tall of course. Good work getting Cardiff on the blog! X

  • Vanessa Richards says:

    I hate salads but Crumbs is something else.
    I have never tasted anything like them before. AMAZING!
    Good job Sophie

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