Breakfast in Cardiff

Whether your hangover is screaming for hash browns or the foodie in you wants something Instagram-worthy, here are our favourite places for breakfast and brunch in Cardiff and Cathays. 

The early bird

38 Woodville Rd, Cardiff CF244EB

A cosy, mouth watering-ly good, loved-by-students spot in Cathays.

Cost: £4-£10

Perfect for: An Instagram worthy breakfast. Quality fry ups, pancakes drenched in chocolate sauce, avacado on toast and delicious brews. YUM.

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33 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF101AF

In a picturesque arcade and less than five minutes from Cardiff Central or St Davids 2, you’ll find this love by locals veggie gem.

Cost: Under £6

Perfect for: A veggie looking for a cheap and healthy bite to either grab before work or to sit and enjoy before a train or shopping trip.

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Stag Coffee

83 Crwys Road, Cardiff CF24 4NF

Serving breakfast all day is this firm favourite in the heart of Cathays.

Cost: £4-£10

Perfect for: Anything! From smashing a hangover, catching up with friends, or taking your parents when they visit. 

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The Pot

55 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3JP

Another cosy one in the heart of Cathays with cute interior, which also turns into a atmospheric French Bistro at night. 

Cost: £6- £8

Perfect for: Those who are seeking an Instagram worthy breakfast or brunch. It’s a nice one to take visiting family to, to show the talent of independent Cardiff.

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64 Salisbury Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AD

Open from 7am, Ramones is a traditional “greasy spoon” in the heart of Cathays. 

Price: £5-£10

Perfect for: Those who miss the simple days where breakfast didn’t mean smashed avocado on toast. We love Ramones for a hangover feed and for shamelessly adding tons of extras.

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Cafe 37

37 Salisbury Road, Cardiff CF24 4AA

A student favourite, Cafe 37 is the place to feed a hangover or refuel for lectures.

Price: £5-10

Perfect for: Those looking for a mammoth breakfast (whether that’s a fry up or stack of pancakes) at a great price. Also, if you’re a milkshake fan, you’re going to love it here.

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4 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ

Located in this picturesque arcade near to the Castle, with an inventive menu, the breakfasts here are epic.

Cost: £5-£10

Perfect for: Breakfast before shopping, refuelling after exploring the castle, taking parents… you name it. It’s also recognised as being particularly good for gluten free goodies.

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The Deck

20 Harrowby Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5GA

If you find yourself in Cardiff Bay for breakfast, head here.

Price: £3-10

Perfect for: A gorgeous breakfast bap for around £3 or for building your own delicious omelettes. There’s also a massive range of coffee on offer.

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8-12 High Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BB

An unbeatable, comfortable, atmospheric favourite in a central arcade.

Price: £5-£10

Perfect for: Taking a visiting friend or family member if you’re wanting to show Cardiff off. You’ll find eggs, pancakes, muesli, full English breakfasts, plus an array of rich, comforting hot drinks. Barkers is a winner.

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Waterloo tea

21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1FH 

Relaxed and spacious, less than five minutes from Cardiff Central, serving breakfast until 11.45.

Cost: £5-£8

Perfect for: Wasting time before a train or a bite before shopping. There’s sofas, comfy chairs, and also plenty of space and plug sockets. Their scrambled egg is unbelievable.

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anna loka

114 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3RU

A completely meat free spot in Roath.

Cost: £5-£8

Perfect for: A veggie or vegan delight in the morning. Whether you prefer your food cooked away from dripping bacon or just fancy trying some different flavours for breakfast, head here.

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