If you’re lingering around Cardiff, a visit to Wally’s Delicatessen should be high on the agenda. This long-established, charming deli has been open for almost 60 years and has since become a Cardiff institution. Inside is an Aladdin’s cave of charcuterie, cheese, meat and displays brimming with Mediterranean and eastern European food.
Here, personal service and a warm welcome are a given, as the experienced team is passionate about what they do. It may be this friendly touch that keeps customers returning. In fact, there are still three members of staff who have been at Wally’s since it opened in 1981 – a testament to its time-honoured traditions.
In 2011, the award-winning Wally’s Kaffeehaus opened upstairs. You’ll discover Continental breakfasts, sandwiches, a takeaway lunch menu, impressive cakes and patisserie, artisan bread and plenty of drinks to accompany the delicious food. The menu, which also boasts meat and cheese platters, reflects the deli’s eastern European roots, with open sandwiches made with bread from the region. The range of coffee includes varieties that are unique to Austria, including Melange and Einspanner. For a real treat, why not opt for the Viennese afternoon tea? It comprises six assorted Viennese finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes, pastries and tea, so you’re in for a real treat.