Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: cafe

Superior sarnies, salads and soups? Sage Deli, Cardiff Market

Cardiff Market’s transformation on the food front continues apace. With the likes of Cheese Pantry, Ffwrme and Milgi Market (in the new vanguard) and the more traditional Bull Terrier and … Continue reading

Feb 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Stairway to “curry” heaven? The Indian Upstairs, The Karavan@No.5. UPDATED MAY 2019

Update The Karavan is no longer at this venue, but can be found in the evenings as the Crafty Cellar in Penarth (Windsor Road). “The Indian Upstairs” sounds like one … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Working up an appetite. The “worker lunch” at Steen the Chef, Cardiff City Centre

I am always on the look out for bargain lunch time offers in Cardiff. This have the dual benefit of getting me off my arse and out of the office … Continue reading

Sep 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Up market pizzas? Ffwrnes Pizza, Cardiff Central Market, Cardiff

A stalwart of the street food scene here in Wales, Ffwrnes (furnace in English) Pizza have made the translation to bricks and mortar with a set up in the increasingly … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

No beef with there being no beef! Ruin Cafe Bar, Cardiff. UPDATED

UPDATE Place seems to be called Polarity now. Modus operandi seems to be the same. Readers of the blog will know that I am at best an omnivore and at … Continue reading

Jun 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

A big hand for the Big Moose Coffee Co., Cardiff city centre.

Talk is cheap (this is a bit rich coming from a lawyer mind), with many people professing to care/being outraged about stuff but only really talk/tweet about it (I am … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

New entrants in the lunch time market – Cheese Pantry, Holy Yolks and Hardlines, Cardiff Central Market. Update: Holy Yolks closed in Feb 2019

Cardiff Market is, slowly but surely, transforming itself into somewhere that seriously caters for Cardiff’s lunch time needs. There is now a mix of the cheap and cheerful (think the … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

A “blooming” great cafe? The Secret Garden, Bute Park.

Hooray, the beautifully located Secret Garden Cafe in Cardiff’s Bute Park has reopened. The place had (until last year) been a favourite of dog owners (like me and Mrs. SF) … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Breakfast rhapsody!? Ffandango’s, Llandaff, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed May 2018.

Mrs SF and I have tried to have breakfast at Ffandango’s in Llandaff on a number of occasions, but have alway been stymied for one reason or another. A rare … Continue reading

Mar 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Under “ground” coffee? Off Track Coffee Lounge, Jacobs Market, Cardiff

I love a decent cup of coffee and Cardiff has more than its fair share of independents which offer rather fine examples of the barista’s skills, including Uncommon Ground, Little … Continue reading

Mar 18, 2018 · Leave a comment