Cafe and Deli
Just next door to the award-winning Arbennig restaurant in Cardiff is family-owned Arbennig Emporium. Arbennig means special in Welsh, and this deli café is just that.
Owner John Cook and his wife Ceri scour Wales and the South West for delicious local ingredients and seasonal produce of the highest quality to fill the shelves. Attention to detail is paramount here, and you’ll find the deli brimming with a wide variety of fine food to take home or sample in the café. Discover Mrs O’s Great Taste award-winning carrot cake, Charcutier Ltd black pudding and fresh eggs that have been delivered from the neighbours next door. The counter is jam-packed with bowls of fresh, colourful salads and if you’re stopping by for lunch, the sandwiches aren’t to be missed. John hand-stretches the focaccia daily and the results are impressive, with variations including the popular Emporium Club and Sloppy Josie, comprising cajun beef brisket and coleslaw. The offering also encompasses breakfast, homemade cakes, homemade pies and a tempting range of specials.
For John and Ceri, good cooking and service with a smile lie at the heart of Arbennig Emporium’s success. Just like the main restaurant, the space is available for private hire.