Cafés Pubs and Restaurants

cafes pubs and restaurants Cardigan Bay

There are a growing number of excellent places to eat and drink around Cardigan Bay. I don’t claim to have tried all of them – yet, but here are some that I like and I’m sure you will find a favourite amongst them.

I do not charge for this listing and if you have your own recommendations then please let me know.

  • The Teifi WatersideThe Teifi Waterside
    Location: Poppit Sands, Poppit, St.Dogmaels, Cardigan, Wales SA43 3LR Bar Restaurant & Carvery serving seasonal fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets and fishermen. Sit by the sea and enjoy the fantastic view. Tel: Telephone01239 612085 Web:
  • CrwstCrwst
    Location: Priory StSA43 1BU Cardigan Cafe and deli with freshly baked goodies. Great for a coffee or brunch. Winners of  'Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year South West Wales' 2019! Sun: 10 – 14.00 | Mon – Thu: 8.30 – 4.30 |  Fri – Sat : 8.30 – late. Look out for evening openings on the website. Tel: Telephone01239 611278 Email: Web:

  • Food for ThoughtFood for Thought
    Location: 13 Pendre Cardigan High Street A deservedly popular cafe at the top of Cardigan high street a few doors before the turning down to The Mwldan. Great value for lunch and a comfy spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea. The sofas eat you up, the armchairs in the window are perfect for watching the lively high street. Try the cakes and you are sure to keep coming back. Tel: Telephone01239 621863 Web:
  • The Plwmp TartThe Plwmp Tart
    Location: Penbryn Beach National Trust Car Park. The Plwmp Tart [pronounced the Plump Tart] is a little cafe housed in the old farm cart house just a few minutes walk from the glorious sandy beach of Penbryn. Serving light lunches, homemade cakes and pastries, great coffee and Welsh ice-cream. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with all welcome ( including your four legged friends!) Open Easter - October and some dates out of season, check the Facebook page for more info. Tel: Telephone01239 758100 Email: Web:
  • The Castle CafeThe Castle Cafe
    Location: 25-26, Quay Street Cardigan SA43 1HU Very popular cafe with locals and visitors with dogs. Great breakfasts and tables in the sun facing Cardigan Castle. Good Vegetarian options too. Tel: Telephone07909 924735 Web: Also see the Cellar Bar for live music
  • PizzaTipiPizzaTipi
    Location: Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, West Wales, SA43 1EZ Just across from Cardigan Castle, below The Grosvenor. Pass under the archway to discover Cardigan's hidden treat. Mostly outdoors, though some shelter under the tipi, this is a lovely spot to enjoy some low key music and delicious pizzas cooked on a wood fired oven and delicious fresh salad beside the Teifi. Perfect relaxing spot to enjoy a super sweet flapjack or chocolate brownie with your morning coffee. Closed in the winter. Tel: Telephone01239 623633 Email: Web: TEMPORARY TAKE-AWAY ONLY
  • Coach House CafeCoach House Cafe
    Location: Located at the entrance to St.Dogmaels Abbey in St.Dogmael's The Coach House is a great friendly place for breakfast, a light lunch, or lovely afternoon tea. On sunny days, sitting outside with a great view of the abbey is a particularly relaxed experience. Fully licensed with selection of wines and locally brewed beers and ciders. Tel: Telephone01239 615389 Email:
  • Bistro MannucciBistro Mannucci
    Location: Brongwyn Mawr, Penparc, Cardigan A new Italian licenced Bistro  offering a range of traditional Italian dishes, pastas and pizzas – mouth-watering deserts and authentic Italian gelato (also a 'bambini' menu and vegetarian and gluten free options) – open for lunches (in the summer) and evening meals inside or 'al fresco' on the patio near the fountain. Enjoy freshly made to order bruschetta, antipasti, pizzas, pasta, mains, salads, and sides ...  some very special specials  and mouthwatering desserts... Please ring to book. Tel: Telephone01239 613644 Email: Web:
  • El Salsa Mexican Restaurant and Take-a-wayEl Salsa Mexican Restaurant and Take-a-way
    Location: 4CG Carpark, Pwllhai, Cardigan SA43 1DB Award winning Mexican Street kitchen serving up tasty authentic Mexican Street food. All home made using the finest, freshest, homegrown & locally sourced ingredients. El Salsa Eatery in our home town of Cardigan, west Wales. Lots of tasty Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options. If you like to eat meat, rest assured all of the meat we use is free range & locally sourced from nearby farms.  TelTelephone01239 613705 or 07772610561
  • Belotti’s Delicatessen & Coffee HouseBelotti’s Delicatessen & Coffee House
    Location: 2 High Street, Cardigan SA43 1HJ An Italian & Welsh Coffee Shop with  a lovely patio area at the back of Belotti's shop "Belotti's Piazza" Tel: Telephone01239 621713 Web:
  • Poppit Sands Beach CafePoppit Sands Beach Cafe
    Beach Cafe with a range of great homemade food, good coffee, cold drinks and award winning welsh ice cream. As well as sit down meals the cafe offers a full take away service so you can enjoy our lovely homemade food on the beach or on your walk. Disabled access and Free WiFi. The cafe & Shop is open every day from April 1st to October 31, opening times vary according to the time of the year. Winter Opening 1st November to 31st March the cafe & Shop are open every weekend and school holidays.
  • Abduls TandooriAbduls Tandoori
    Location: Royal Oak, Quay Street, Cardigan Excellent and very friendly restaurant with authentic Indian cuisine. Very extensive menu, don't miss out on the delicious Peshwari Naan bread. Bring your own alcohol, or choose from non alcoholic beer or soft drinks including a range of Lassi [yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit]. Tel: Telephone01239 621416 Email: Web:
  • 1176 at Cardigan Castle1176 at Cardigan Castle
    Location: Cardigan Castle Green Street, Cardigan SA43 1JA A floating box of glass and slate perched on the castle walls provides a great vantage point to view the gardens on one side and the high street and river on the other. The entrance is either through the castle or if you just want to visit the café use the door below the castle entrance and follow the stairs up. There are facilities for disabled visitors. Seating is available indoors and out. The salads and cakes are lovely! Tel: Telephone01239 562002  Email: Web:
  • The Cellar Restaurant and Bar AberaeronThe Cellar Restaurant and Bar Aberaeron
    Location: 8 Market Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0AS The Cellar was the Overall Winner of the Best Restaurant In Wales 2019 – The Food Awards Wales. Serving everything from summer breakfasts to lunch and evening meals using locally sourced products. Also in the summer enjoy tapas on the terrace and enjoy the colour of Aberaeron Harbour. Tel: Telephone01545 574666 Email: Web:
  • Stiwdio 3Stiwdio 3
    Location: 3 High Street Cardigan SA43 1HJ creative community space offering a range of craft activities, meeting and exhibition space with a café and coffee shop. A place where people can meet, eat, make and create. Tel: Telephone01239 758088 Email: Web:
  • The Hive AberaeronThe Hive Aberaeron
    Location: The Hive, Cadwgan Place, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0BU The Hive has a reputation for the best honey ice cream - a visit to Aberaeron Harbour wouldn't be the same without one. The Grill has a varied choice on it's menu and a great view of the colourful Aberaeron houses and boats. Tel: Telephone01545 570445 Email: Web:
  • The Captains RendezvousThe Captains Rendezvous
    Location: Church Street, New Quay SA45 9NT The Captains Rendezvous is a Welsh family run traditional Fish and Chip shop in New Quay overlooking Cardigan Bay. They have an extensive menu which includes a selection of homemade products, cooked to order to tempt your taste-buds. Takeaway facilities or alternatively you can join them in the cafe to enjoy your meal and overlook the bay and maybe catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two! There is a small Gluten free menu which is available on request. Open daily during peak season from 12.00 (noon) until 9pm. Off peak our hours will be reduced Tel: Telephone01545 560507 Email: Web:
  • The Mill Cafe and BarThe Mill Cafe and Bar
    Location: Cwm Cou, Newcastle Emlyn Felin Geri Mill Cafe and Bar sells a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, tea and coffee and has a play area just outside for the little ones. Food is available in the cafe during the day, from cooked breakfast, light lunches to evening meals. Pizzas from the wood fired oven are a favourite. TelTelephone01239 712856
  • Harbourmaster AberaeronHarbourmaster Aberaeron
    Location: Aberaeron Harbour The Guardian December 19, 2009 50 Favourite Festive Pubs tells you all you need to know about this excellent restaurant - The Harbour Master. Malcolm Gluck, wine critic..."It takes dedication to get here, I recently returned from a weekend stay - it is also a hotel....Its secret? Owners Glyn and Menna Heulyn see it as an extension of their family. Indeed the place - and its chattering, pretension-loathing locals - are family. The beers (numerous) are local, the food is local, the staff are local and the weather local. Tel: Telephone01545 570755 Email:
  • Daffodil InnDaffodil Inn
    Location: Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, SA44 5NG The Daffodil gastro pub is situated in the village of Penrhiwllan near the market town of Newcastle Emlyn. The quality of the food and the imaginative presentation of dishes makes this a real treat. Tel: Telephone01559 370343 Email: Web: