- Blanche Bakery – Roath, Cardiff
Blanche is undoubtedly my favourite vegan hang out in Cardiff, and I’ve visited more times than I can count.
Founded by Amy-Rose Hopkins and Remed Aran, Blanche is situated on Mackintosh Place – an area made busy by student life. Vegan donuts, cakes and plant-based meals are freshly made every morning, and the menu changes depending on the season and ingredients available.
Some of my favourite donuts include the Earl Grey Tea, the Peppermint Candy Cane, and the Cereal and Mylk. Prices range from about £2.50 to £3.50, and for an independent business who bake them freshly, I think this is very reasonable.
The oat milk flat whites are also exceptional – a light, creamy roast that I could happily sip all day.
Blanche is a must-visit for anyone who loves an Instagram-opportunity. It boasts a neon sign that reads ‘but first coffee’, marble tables, and a scandi-chic aesthetic.
Top-tip: check the opening hours on their website, you’ll be disappointed if you miss their dough!