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A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

Situated a short walk out of the centre of Cardiff on City Road, A Shot In The Dark is a cafe/bar/venue that stays open late with occasional live music events.

Inside there’s the usual mix of chairs, tables and comfy sofas making this a handy place for a quick snack or to relax with a paper.

The food menu was varied with lots of veggie options (huzzah!), home-made cakes and other delicacies, and the service was friendly and quick.

Pricing was reasonable, albeit perhaps a tad upmarket for the area.

We went for the tasty cheese platter, and there was certainly no shortage of the stuff on our plate!

The salad dressing was lovely -as was the pickle – although some of the toasted pitta bread was tooth-challengingly hard.

The fair-trade coffee was pretty good too but seeing as I’ve been spoilt by living so close to Federation Coffee in Brixton, I realise I’m in danger of turning into a hoity toity coffee snob.

Upstairs room.

The bar is licensed, so there’s a wide selection of wines on offer, plus there’s free wi-fi available.

Offering a relaxing atmosphere in the daytimes with late openings and live performances in the evenings, this is easily one of the best coffee bars in Cardiff.

A Shot In The Dark

12 City Road,
Roath,
Cardiff, CF24 3BJ
Tel: 029 20472300

Open (call to check):
Mon-Thu 8am-12am; Fri 8am-1am; Sat 9am-1am; Sun 10am-12am
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