A Cardiff cafe bar that is a ‘jack-of-all-trades’

Scaredy Cats Cafe is not your average cafe. This location in particular specialises in coffee, cocktails, craft beers, and board games.

You’ve swiped right and agreed to meet your match somewhere… but where do you take someone on a first date in Cardiff? A posh restaurant is too fancy and taking a walk through the neighborhood is too casual… so how about Scaredy Cats Cafe Bar?  

“It’s great for first dates as board games can be an ice breaker, says Chelsea Enness, who runs Scaredy Cats Cafe. “We get loads of people in here each week who are clearly at the start of a romantic adventure and Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga have all…”  

But it’s not just loved-up couples who are meeting here for the first time. Friends, families, and even those who are traveling through Cardiff for the first time take a quick pit stop at this cafe to enjoy its playful ambiance.

Chelsea Enness started Scaredy Cats Cafe Bar with her colleagues after closing down their other business, Bubs Bar

Chess, sudoku, Monopoly, anything you can think of they have it. The whole objective is to enjoy the moment, the company that you are with, AND the drinks. 

“It’s great for first dates as board games can be an ice breaker!” said managing director Chelsea Enness.

Customers who visit have the chance to not just focus on getting alcohol but to try an array of different beverages. Donuts, pies, blondies, and sausage rolls are also some of the ‘sweet snacks’ that can be purchased as well.

“We used it to our advantage to start completely from scratch, something that we felt was missing from Cardiff City Centre,” said Enness.

Customers are given an array of seasonal dishes and drinks to choose from including flat whites, pumpkin blondies, seasonal wines, and more

From a flat white latte to an espresso martini, there’s no in-between when you’re at Scaredy Cats. It’s a space where everyone can feel welcomed no matter their indulgence.

Also, with the cost of living crisis in mind, people who may want to stay on a budget when going out can look at Scaredy Cats as a perfect contender.

“You can have a group of people in, one with an iced tea, one with a red wine, and another with a pint. It’s super chill, welcoming, and a safe space for all,” said Enness.

The cafe offers craft beers and seasonal cocktails that are derived locally in South Wales

Prices for coffee drinks at other places such as Starbucks when compared make this location a cheaper alternative for customers.

“I feel we have priced ourselves well to still be accessible for people on a budget. We’re grateful to our customers for coming to see us and keeping us afloat,” said Enness.

Scaredy Cats Cafe has been open for 2 years and is a neighborhood