|Monday - Friday||8am - 5pm|
|Saturday||10am - 6pm|
As at-home in a location of their own as they always have been in the wild (well, organising brunch & music mornings for Swansea’s "Coffee Punks" or nailing eclectic vinyl takeovers at Brewdog), Hard Lines– Matt & Sophie's wondering bastion of specialty coffee and oh-so-groovy musical wax – is a very welcome permanent addition to the already fantastic Castle Emporium (a city centre hub for pop-ups, boutiques and feel-good independence).
Once inside, you'll find yourself enveloped with the aroma of freshly percolated single-origin beans (Extract's Dr. Stravgelove & Strongman Espressos come highly recommended by Wriggle) and a soft, rhythmic record player crackle. The chipboard caffeine station doubles up as a record cabinet, too, so - if you're anything like us - the prospect of flicking through a few EPs whilst waiting for your V60 to finish its dripping should be nothing short of irresistible.
It's a lo-fi treat for the senses, but - as you'll discover - Hard Lines are undeniably high-tec on coffee (provenance, proper process and a premium product are all of paramount importance). They've also got more mod-cons than you'd expect from your average castle – like seating for a ten-strong gaggle of coffee lovers or that newfangled wireless internet (for all you remote-working types). If you live a long way away, they'll even bring Hard Lines to you by means of a slightly ingenious bicycle vinyl delivery service.
“It's important to us to get people interested in coffee; how it's made, where it's from and how it should taste! Much the same with vinyl; we want to bring you the best in new and classic music from Wales and beyond... artists you know and artists you'll want to get to know.”
Matt & Sophie