Looking to up your Instagram game this year? We’ve put together 5 of the most Instagrammable places to eat and drink in Cardiff. These places offer not only beautiful photogenic food and drink, but their interiors are all stunning as well making perfect backgrounds for any Instagram posts.
16 Mackintosh Place, CF24 4RQ
Thursday – Sunday 1pm – 7pm
Blanche Bakery is an absolutely staple spot for Cardiff’s Instagrammers. Its plant wall is an infamous spot to stop for a selfie, while the rest of Blanche is minimalistic allowing the incredible food to do the talking.
Blanche offers small-batch doughnuts, speciality coffee and all day brunch, all baked fresh every morning.
Gin & Juice
2-6 Castle Arcade, High Street, CF10 1BU
Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 1am
Sunday 9:30am – 11pm
Gin&Juice is a unique destination that takes you back in time to the 1920s where Gin is king and good times are plentiful. Choose from the partly concealed cosy snug, high tables near the bar, seating in the arcade, or during the summer, enjoy your gin cocktails on the outdoor tables – all of which are fabulous locations to show off on your feed.
Gin&Juice does it all. Starting in the day time serving breakfasts, lunch and light supper as well as freshly pressed juices and coffee. By night the bar reveals its extensive range of over 200 gins. Each gin is expertly selected to offer a range that will amaze beginners and satisfy connoisseurs.
Gin&Juice is a sister brand of Coffee Barker, Barker Tea house and Rum&Fizz; all of which are equally as Instagrammable.
117 St Mary Street, CF10 1DY
Monday – Thursday 9am – 12am
Friday 9am – 1am
Saturday 10am – 1am
Sunday 10am -11pm
This is the place to come for glam photos and amazing stories.
The metallic bar, atmospheric lighting and luxurious seating is the perfect setting for your #GirlsNight snaps.
From cocktails served in teacups, smoking drinks, and drinks mixed in test tubes and bunsen burners The Alchemist is the master of showstopping cocktails that are bound to impress your followers. They also offer incredible food, including breakfast/brunch, nibbles, burgers and set menus. If you’re looking for a fun activity to post, why not try out one of their cocktail masterclasses.
Bar 44 Tapas Bar
15-23 Westgate Street, CF10 1DD
Monday-Thursday & Sunday 11:30am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 12am
A former canal warehouse, Bar 44 Westgate Street is split up into four separate subterranean rooms with arched brick ceilings which enhance the buzzing atmosphere central to all great tapas bars. Their Spanish tiled bar is just one spot that would make a great Instagram pic.
The layout also enabled owners Tom and Owen to highlight some of their favourite aspects of Spanish culture: There is an open kitchen “La Despensa” where the focus is on hand-carved Bellota Jamon and the finest Spanish cheeses in one room and in another it is all about the sherry! Bar 44 Cardiff is the only venue in the UK which pours three different sherries from full-sized barrels behind the bar.
This tapas bar is designed to showcase the huge variety of quality Spanish produce available. All the menus are a reflection of Tom and Owen’s travels across Spain, from Galician beef to San Lucar prawns and Carmona Olives to aged Manzanilla sherry, the list goes on and on.
SO Coffee Bar
112 Whitchurch Road, CF14 3LY
Monday – Saturday 8am – 4pm
SO’s interior design is quirky and fun, making it an ideal spot for some Instagram snaps. SO has a monochrome, geometric bar accented by copper accessories and a tropical feature wall making it an ideal spot for any feed theme.
Offering coffee, tea, baked goods and savoury small plates, SO is a perfect place to pop in for a coffee or light lunch.
Will you be trying out any of these spots? Let us know and tag us in any Instagrams!
Want more great places to eat and drink in Cardiff? Check these out:
- The Pontcanna Inn
- The stylish restaurant tucked away in Pontcanna that you need to try
- Cardiff’s Portuguese bakery you simply NEED to visit
- Our top 10 vegan hangouts in Cardiff
Or visit our Food section.