Celebrate British Sandwich Week (14–20 May) with one of these super sarnies from Wriggle’s favourite Cardiff cafes. Collated by Sarah Philpott at Veggingit
You can’t go wrong with a sausage sandwich and at Chapter, you can enjoy a veggie version, too.
Where: Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Sacre bleu! Doesn’t this croque monsieur look magnifique? Take a trip to this little bistro in Roath for fabulous French food.
Where: 28 Wellfield Rd, Cardiff CF24 3PB
It’s Sully’s Café by day but on Friday and Saturday nights, Blue Honey Night Café is where Cardiff’s hip young things come to party. It also does some banging bar food, including this lovely looking lamb wrap.
Where: 4-5 Quay St, Cardiff CF10 1DZ
A little birdy told us that this delicious little deli serves up some of the best salt beef in Cardiff. Judging by this photo, we’re inclined to agree…
Where: 3 Penlline Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2AA
It has Wow in its name for a reason – just look at the size of this sandwich!
Where: 6 Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2DW
A trip to this Middle Eastern mecca is always a treat. Ask for the famous falafel wrap with ‘everything’ and you won’t be disappointed
Where: 122 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9D
We’re big fans of this cute café which is tucked away in Cardiff Bay. This bacon, sausage and egg baguette, AKA the Hog and Hen, has been known to cure even the worst of hangovers.
Where: 20 Harrowby Street, Cardiff CF10 5GA
Head down to the weekend farmers’ markets and enjoy one of the best cheese toasties in Cardiff courtesy of Mr Croquewich.
Where: various locations in Cardiff
It’s the perfect place for creatives to catch up over coffee and also dishes up some luscious lunches. Check out the fresh baguettes and sandwiches which change on a daily basis.
No 1 Capital Quarter, Smart Way, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
31 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HB
If you’ve lived in Cardiff for a while, you’ll know that Wally’s is wonderful. Check out the Kaffeehaus above the deli for some opulent open sandwiches, including this one with houmous and all the trimmings.
Where: 38-46 Royal Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE
This beautiful brioche filled with Welsh ham and cheese is just one of the sumptuous sandwiches you’ll find at Penylan Pantry.
Where: 72 Kimberley Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5DN
Named after the intrepid Welsh explorer, the Richie Parks is a mountain of a sandwich containing salt beef,S cheese, gherkins, French mustard and cracked black pepper. Bear in mind that you might need a doggy bag…
Where: 20 High Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BB
Don’t be fooled by the name of this sandwich; the BBQ steak is actually vegan! We love The Moos for its cruelty-free sandwiches, cakes and smoothies.
Where: 114 Whitchurch Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF14 3LY
Pretty much anyone who works in the city centre has enjoyed a Fresh Baguette lunch at one point. Owner Gareth is a man with taste and specials include the best-selling Indian spiced chicken with mango mayonnaise and for veggies, this heavenly houmous, pesto and roasted veg combo.
Where: 32 Royal Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE
If you fancy something a bit different, nip into Nata for a francesinha. This Portuguese classic is a ham sandwich covered in melted cheese and a hot thick tomato sauce and served with French fries. Don’t expect to have room for a custard tart afterwards.
118 Clifton Street, Roath, Cardiff, UK CF24 1LW
96 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AB
1–7 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS
Cardiff’s top tea shop serves up lovely light lunches too. This open sandwich with roasted cauliflower, beetroot, tarragon, mint and tahini is sublime.
Where: 21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1FH
Not content with bringing us the best burgers to Cardiff, Grazing Shed also does some brilliant breakfast baps. There’s the usual bacon and egg combo and veggies and vegans can enjoy an avocado roll or this kale fritter with cashew cream
37 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD
1 Barrack Lane, Cardiff CF10 2FR
When it comes to lunch, Milk and Sugar has it covered. Choose from a fridge full of fillings to make your perfect sandwich. The specials board changes weekly and includes goodies like this Vietnamese chicken pitta with spicy slaw.
9-10 Windsor Pl, Cardiff CF10 3BX
Capital Tower, CF10 3AZ
One Central Square, CF10 1FS
Anna Loka is Cardiff’s first 100% vegan restaurant and regularly tops the list of best places to eat in the capital. As well as banging burgers and breakfasts, the kitchen offers tasty lunches like The Arabian, a beetroot and red lentil kofta wrap with Thai slaw and garlic mayonnaise.
Where: 114 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3RU
This place is simply (ahem) the bomb when it comes to quick, tasty and cheap lunches on the go. Portions are pretty huge too; check out this bad boy!
41 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB
Guildhall Place, Cardiff CF10 1EB