Saturday, 29 March 2014

Deli-Rouge, Roath - Hunt for Cardiff's Best Breakfast


I’ve done kebabs and burgers to death.

After an extensive and (pseudo)scientific search, I’ve located stupendous examples of each in Cardiff.

And then I went and ate a cruddy burger at Jamie’s Italian and a dire kebab on City Road. Therefore, I think it’s probably best if I move onto pastures new*…

It’s with great pride that I present the lazily (and search engine friendly) named Hunt for Cardiff’s Best Breakfast.

I apologise in advance for the number of fry-ups. And, if I’m eating with Mrs G, I’d better apologise for all those eggs Benedicts.

However, I'll also be including cracking pastries from places like Nata & Co and Allen's Bakery - the kind of breakfasts which make me happily forego a full Welsh.

Err…and that’s about it… 

Please send your suggestions my way.

Also I’m not doing rankings or scores – they’re a bit too reductive.

First up, is Deli-Rouge.


Located in the back streets of Roath, this charming little deli, with enticingly produce-laden shelves, serves a menu of breakfasts, sandwiches, salads & evening-time tapas.

The breakfast – Mega Breakfast

The price - £7.95


Pros – Superb doorstop white toast, crisp thick-cut bacon, sweet grilled tomatoes and a pair of runny fried eggs.

Cons – Fried mushrooms were mixed unnecessarily with red onions and I wasn’t totally sold on the herby yet slightly chewy sliced Italian style sausage.

Beverages – A respectably robust Americano (£1.95) 


Verdict - A lovely breakfast in a charming location. Whilst the Mega Breakfast wasn't without its imperfections, I'd still happily eat one every weekend. 

Details – 

Address - 73 Pen-y-wain Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 4GG
Telephone - 02920 483871
Web - http://www.delirouge.co.uk/

*I'm not going to bore you so often with burgers and kebabs. However, if something notable comes along then I’ll write about it.

10 comments:

  1. Spoiler alert:Trade street cafe. Game over.

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    1. Ha ha! Cheers for the recommendation - will certainly check it out.

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  2. The Pot on Crwys Road; lovely breakfast burrito!

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    1. @Lisa - Cheers for the tip! I've heard good things.

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    2. Unfortunately, they've changed ownership - the burrito is not the same any more....

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  3. The Deck on Harrowby Street in the bay is a must visit for a breakfast or a superb omelette!!

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    1. @Sian - Great, handy for work. I'll add it to the list.

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  4. Best breakfast in Cardiff as undoubtedly at snails in rhiwbina, just class.

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  5. Don't know where I'd pick as my favourite place for a cooked breakfast in Cardiff. I don't like The Pot however. The breakfast is too dry and laking beans. Would be interesting to see what you think.

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