One of the best kept secrets of Cardiff ‘s restaurant scene for many years, Trade Street Café is set to reopen following a recent ownership buy-out and an £80,000 renovation.
Tucked into a side street behind Cardiff Central Station, Trade Street Café is easy to miss, but once you’ve been you’ll never want to forget about it. The café is well known for dishing up quality food, of restaurant standard, and its breakfasts have a great reputation.
The café will reopen under a new partnership between Francis Dupuis, owner of the popular Pier 64 in Penarth, and Philip Gibb, owner of Cardiff-based Syrus Energy. Trade Street Café is intended to be more ‘economic and simple’ than its sister restaurant, offering fast food of the finer variety, with dishes like homemade chilli con carne and minute steak with home-cooked fries.
Having overseen the development and renovation of the café, Project Manager, Duncan Culley said, “As a regular customer, Trade Street Café was an institution and absolutely loved by its customers and we are now looking forward to reopening our doors. With the expertise of Phil and Francis, the café is not only looking brilliant, but will be offering top quality food for everyone. We understand that sourcing locally is important to customers nowadays and it is great to be working with Welsh suppliers keeping it close to home.”
Trade Street Café is expected to reopen on Monday 11th November – watch this space for a review!