Kemi's at Pontcanna

Opening Times
Monday – Friday9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday10am – 5pm
Healthy EatingCafe££

029 2037 2055
186-188 Kings Road Cardiff CF11 9DF
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Why we love it

For some of Cardiff’s most Instagram-worthy salads, look no further than this cafe in the heart of Pontcanna. Kemi’s is owned by, well, Kemi (a woman whose zest for life is evident in the food that she serves) and run by Patrick (with a heart of gold and a passion for fantastic food to match).

Fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables are used to make interesting and unusual combinations that you’d never think of yourself. Examples include peach and daikon (that’s a type of radish to you and us), cauliflower tabbouleh with broad beans and apple, and rainbow chard with squash and figs. It’ll certainly give you food for thought. You’ll also find similarly delicious soups, wraps and cakes on the menu. Although meat is used selectively at Kemi's, their flagship salads are all veggie (and mostly vegan) and there's always a refreshing emphasis on the colourful, healthy and - of course - tasty potential of natural, meat-free food.

This little gem is a great place to work, chill out or simply to get some inspiration for your packed lunch. We wish Kemi, Patrick and Co could come and cook for us every day…


Try the Kemi's Ganoush: a wrap brimming wth houmous, roasted vegetables, falafel and caramelised onions – it’s heavenly
Chat with Patrick over a coffee and put the world to rights
Book a place at the monthly vegan supper club, you won’t regret it
There are few more ambient places in Pontcanna to enjoy a late breakfast
Kemi's are dab hands at outside catering, events and parties so hatch a plan to get them to cook for you (and then ask them nicely to stay forever!)

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This was a great morning coffee in a lovely cafe! The cakes and salad bar looked incredible.


You get a total mix of great food in the salad box. Never know what it's going to be so it's always a surprise; and always delicious!


Good quality, wholesome and delicious


Great selection of food.


Great offer on vegan wrap for brunch. Generous portion too. Taste was lovely if a bit on the dry side. All I'd add would be a bit of vegan mayo and it would be perfect.


Incredibly friendly and efficient staff. Take away salad box was fresh, tasty and had plenty of selection!