Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: coffee

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

Tell me why I don’t like Mondays!! Half price pintxos on Mondays at Curado bar, Cardiff City Centre

If you are like me, Monday mornings can be a bit traumatic. A busy week in work beckons and I usually seriously don’t want to get out of bed. I … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

A “dining” room with a view – Mirador de Ulia, Donostia San Sebastián, Spain

For food and wine lover like myself and Mrs. SF, Donostia San Sebastián has pretty much the full package. Whilst the fabulous pintxos bars are the main draw for me … Continue reading

Jul 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

Basque-ing in the meat!! Goizeko Izarra el txuletón de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

After nigh on a week of gorging on pintxos and Michelin Star dainties in glorious Donostia San Sebastian (please let me win the lottery so I can buy a house … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2018 · 3 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

Worthy of its star billing – I should c(h)oco! Restaurante Choco, Corboda, Spain.

*Warning this is a bit of a monster (length wise) post Looks can be deceptive and this has never (to my mind at least) been truer than of Restaurante Choco … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2018 · 3 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