Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Monday, April 13, 2015 , 0 Comments

Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Cafe Rouge, Mermaid Quay - Cardiff, Wales

One of the first of the cafes in Cardiff that I couldn’t say no to was the Café Rouge in Mermaid Quay. This venue seems to be a local favorite and inspiration for many folks visiting this area in Wales. Established in 1989, the Café Rouge is actually an elaborate-looking restaurant that combines French dishes, wines, coffees, desserts, infused with authentic vibrant Welsh culture.  

Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Atmosphere-wise, the Café Rouge is pretty spacious and cozy inside, with more than a few tables dotted around the edges. It has this get-chatting-some-more feel to the whole place, with some cool old pictures on the wall, giving it a café bar vibe. I think the spot in front of the windows, where you can get to see people walking by is a good spot to chill, to coffee, and to chat some more.

Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Cafe Rouge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Food-wise, everything in Café Rouge seems to be fizzy, fun, and fantastic. They got breakfast, main, dessert, kids, wine, and beer menu for everyone to revel in. If I were you, if you aren’t going for the usual coffee choice, care to sample some champagne? Vin Rouge or Vin Rose? Apertifs are also a good pick. Throw in some desserts too, yes.


The place is a good recommendation for any event, day or night. Could easily transofrm itself from a hearty breakfast meet up place, a quick lunch date, or a corporate Champagne reception in the evening. It has several branches around the United Kingdom, but the one in St Davids II is a good spot near the quay.

Address: St Davids Dewi Sant Unit KUG03 13 Upper East Side Cardiff  CF10 1EW
Opening hours:  Mon – Sat 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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