A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

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.

A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

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.

A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

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.

A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

Upstairs room.

A Shot In The Dark coffee bar, Cardiff

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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