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16 Breakfasts Everyone Must Eat In Cardiff

Explore the Welsh capital, one lush breakfast at a time. Tidy.

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1. Pancakes at Café37

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If you’re a student or local and you live in Cathays, chances are you’ve had a breakfast at Cafe37 (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?). Their pancake stacks are just the thing you need after a night out. Choose from streaky bacon and maple syrup or a sweet alternative with fresh fruit.

2. Poached egg and kippers at The Plan Café

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For something a little different, head to The Plan Café in Morgan Arcade and try their beautiful kippers and poached egg dish, cooked in mustard sauce. The coffee here is also incredible and is roasted by top UK artisan microroasters.

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3. Full Welsh at Thé Pot Café

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You couldn’t visit Cardiff without tucking into a hearty breakfast at Thé Pot Café – a quaint bistro situated on Crwys Road. This isn’t just any fry up though, with leek sausages and a side of bubble and leek, it’s packed with the country’s national vegetable for a wonderfully Welsh breakfast.

4. Full English at Ramones

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Situated in the heart of the student area of Cardiff and a favourite amongst the locals, Ramones is famous for its mouth-watering fry ups. Go big and get a full English, packed with sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, hashbrowns, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, fried potatoes and black pudding!

5. Avocado on toast at Milgi

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For some beautiful vegetarian delights, head to Milgi where you’ll find locally sourced products and seasonal ingredients. Try their avocado on toast served with fried onions, sourdough toast and a Bloody Mary ketchup. Breakfast is served between 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

6. Shakshuka at Wyndam Tea

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What better way to start the morning than with baked eggs. Made with a spiced tomato and pepper, this dish has the perfect amount of fire to kickstart your day. Fill up on this flavoursome breakfast at Wyndham Tea, one of three Waterloo Garden Teahouses in the city.

7. Breakfast platter at Wally's Kaffeehaus

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Wally’s has been serving locals in Cardiff for over 60 years, bringing the flavours of the world to the Welsh capital. When you visit, head upstairs to their Kaffeehaus and enjoy a traditional Viennese-style brunch like their gorgeous breakfast platters.

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8. Paleo steak and eggs at The Pure Kitchen

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If you’re looking for delicious dishes packed with nourishment, head down The Bay to The Pure Kitchen. Their menu boasts nutritious recipes, from protein pancakes to wholemeal muffins. For a mighty breakfast, try their paleo steak and eggs and tuck into a 6oz steak, served with wilted spinach and two perfectly poached eggs.

9. Street food snacks at Riverside Market

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If you're in the city on the weekend, visit Riverside Market held every Sunday 10am-2pm at Fitzhamon Embankment (opposite the Millennium Stadium). Whether it’s a sweet treat you fancy or a savoury delight, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lush locally sourced food at this hot foodie spot.

10. Pulled pork pancakes at Garlands Coffee

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Set yourself up for the day with a stack of savoury pancakes at Garlands Coffee – a little cafe tucked away in Duke Street Arcade. With succulent pulled pork that’s full of flavour and sticky Canadian maple syrup, this sweet and savoury pairing makes a delicious breakfast.

11. Eggs Benedict at The Gutsy Goose

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Everyone loves a good Eggs Benedict, and The Gutsy Goose serve up a mighty one. With fresh English muffins, beautiful poached eggs and a dollop of Hollandaise sauce, this eggy breakfast will definitely set you up for a day of exploring the city.

12. Welsh Rarebit at Truffles

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For a proper breakfast, try the Welsh Rarebit at Truffles. You can either go for the classic blend of beer, cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard on toast, or choose one of their extra toppings like a Glamorgan sausage which, despite its name, is a vegetarian dish made with cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs.

13. Cheese on toast at Deli Rouge

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If it’s cheese on toast you’re after, head to Deli Rouge in Roath. Here, you can choose from over 15 different types of cheese, from Red Devil to Brie, to create the ultimate cheesy breakfast that’s simple, yet full of rich flavours.

14. Sweet pastry at Allen’s Bakery

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Known amongst locals as Roath’s secret bakery, Allen’s Bakery has been running in the city for over 25 years. For a sweet breakfast bite, try one of their beautiful pastries or treat yourself to a freshly made muffin.

15. Breakfast burger at Buffalo Bar

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For the ultimate indulgence, try this mouth-watering breakfast burger from Buffalo Bar, which is right in the centre of the city. With a stack of bacon, sausage, hash browns and runny egg sandwiched between two sweet brioche buns, it's a real treat!

16. The Deck breakfast at The Deck

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Get some fresh sea air and head to the The Deck down The Bay. You can choose from their full fry up, a petite breakfast with one of all the essential breakfast ingredients, or a build-your-own omelette. They also serve beautiful cakes!

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