Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: coffee

Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Eggslut, Notting Hill, London.

I am a big fan of the humble egg, with it being one of nature’s most versatile (fast) foods. You can do so many things with it to make a … Continue reading

Nov 17, 2019

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Easter egg coffee – Hanoi 1991, Cardiff City centre.

Since visiting Vietnam nigh on 15 year ago (God is it that long), I have had a enduring love affair with the cuisine of that fascinating country (still have nightmares … Continue reading

Apr 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Not your “bog” standard coffee shop fare! Friday nights at Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I am always impressed by people who are prepared to take a calculated risk and they say you must speculate to accumulate (an adage that the risk averse lawyer in … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

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