the plan café

Rich Artisan Coffee, featured in The Independent's Top 50 UK Coffee Shops.

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The Plan Café is a Gourmet Cafe for artisan coffee and food yumminess in Cardiff. We are a unique, unhurried, independent Gourmet Cafe bar where simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Influenced by you, our team, the seasons and staying true to our principles in living life as naturally as possible our cafe philosophy is simple: it’s doing things the right way!

We love what we do and we do it well!

Established in 2002 we have grown into an award winning Gourmet Cafe of note in Cardiff. Situated in the heart of Cardiff city centre & housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building in the middle of the Morgan Arcade, we are your home away from home.

We are proud of our fresh vegetarian and vegan options and many of our ingredients are organic and locally sourced. We serve an extensive range of speciality coffees and loose leaf teas and we have a well chosen selection of wines, bottled beers, and local Welsh cider to enjoy with your food.

We have gluten free options available, and will always try to accommodate any dietary needs. You need only ask!

We're here 7 days a week:

  • Monday to Saturday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm
our coffee

love breakfast ~ love coffee

love lunch ~ love coffee

love supper ~ love coffee

love coffee ~ love the Plan

love the Plan ~ #love us



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the Trevor Encounter

Our Barista wants you to love our coffee to the point where you no longer need to introduce yourself to us.

Coffee is our specialty! We use flavourful, in season beans, freshly roasted by top UK artisan micro-roasters which are ethically traded and fully traceable to the individual farms and cooperatives that grow them. These are lighter roasts which preserve and showcase the delicious natural original flavours of these high quality beans. We brew these coffees in our range of espresso based drinks, Cafetieres (French Press) and our house filter coffee.

Our friendly team of skilled Baristas work with careful techniques to make the very best coffee they can for you every time! Our head Barista and trainer, Trevor, is a UK Barista Championship finalist and one of the country's leading Baristas. He has been working with coffee for over a decade since 2004 and is completely obsessive about his craft! He has developed everything that we do with coffee since 2007 and maintains these exacting standards continuously. All our Baristas are extensively trained by Trevor before they start serving our coffee.

You can also buy all our coffees as beans to take home. We only sell whole beans because we want you to experience these exceptional coffees at their best and the only way to do this is to grind fresh when you brew! And we are always happy to give you the freshest roast dates we have in stock if you buy beans to take away!

You can find out more and get regular updates about the coffee via Trevor's Twitter @theplancafe @TheBeanVagrant and coffee blog TheBeanVagrant.com

our food

The wall to wall magic is using fresh, nutritious ingredients which jump off your plate whispering ‘eat me now’. The art is to put soul into the recipe that maximises taste. The result is essence on a plate.

We serve a wide range of fresh, home-made foods including breakfasts of note, scrumptious soups, daily specials, fresh sandwiches & wraps, pastries & pies, indulgent jacket potatoes, delicious and crispy salads and lots more yumminess on our main menu too! Natural smoothies, cold drinks, freshly squeezed juices to satisfy your 5 a day.

Our Welsh eggs are both free range and organic. Our milk, cream and yogurts are local too. Our cakes are handmade by local bakers in Cardiff and Cowbridge. Try the Brownies or Courgette and Lime cake! Its to die for...

A wonderful selection of house wines, bottled beers, and local Welsh cider are available to enjoy with your food.

We have gluten free options available and will always try to accommodate any dietary needs. You need only ask!

Breakfast is served from 9:00am-11:00am
Lunch is served from 11:00am-4:00pm

the plan café menu

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28-29 Morgan Arcade,
Cardiff CF10 1AF
hello@theplancafe.co.uk
029 2039 8764