Eat & Drink

Diffusion Recommends….

To celebrate Diffusion, we have teamed up with some of Cardiff’s top social spots who will be ready to offer visitors a warm welcome:

Here is a list of Diffusion 2015 partner cafes, bars and restaurants

Bierkeller, Stadium Plaza, Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1LA

Experience a real piece of Bavaria in the heart of Cardiff City Centre with long benches seating over 300 people and a wonderful range of authentic beers served in traditional steins

Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Diffusion partner Chapter is one of Europe’s largest and most dynamic arts centres with cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, studios and also a vibrant café and bar open daily. Grab something tasty before a Diffusion event or just linger with friends over something to share.

Cibo Italian Restaurant, 83 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff CF11 9HS

A modern Italian restaurant with a charming garden terrace in the heart of Pontcanna. Cibo’s serve authentic Italian food, ranging from classic pasta dishes and thin-crust pizza.

Ffresh Bar and Restaurant @ WMC, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

With stunning views of Cardiff Bay and seasonal menus showcasing the best Welsh produce, ffresh Bar and Restaurant is the home of great food and drink in Wales Millennium Centre. Ffresh is listed in the Michelin Guide 2015 and the Good Food Guide 2015 and has been acclaimed by The Guardian as "a lovely place… cracking value".

Hufen Café @ WMC Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

This ice cream parlour and coffee shop serves a range of beverages and Welsh products in a relaxed setting. Look for Bugs Bunny, an original painting by Chuck Jones the Welsh-born director of early Warner Bros cartoons.

Milgi, 213 City Road Cardiff CF24 3JD

Milgi’s food menu consists of local and organic produce, which accompany the seasons to create dishes that are honest, healthy and delicious. Their drinks menu is as seasonal as the food – all fresh ingredients to create unique drinks that are fun and moreish.

The Apothecary Tea Rooms, 18 Llandaff Road Canton CF11 9NJ

This lovely tea room is located within the Apothecary shop serving some of the finest teas and most delicious cakes and nibbles in Cardiff.

The Urban Taphouse, 25 Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1DD

Urban Tap House opened in September 2013 as Wales’ 1st fully-devoted craft beer and cider bar. Run by self confessed “beer geeks” at heart - so expect some of the greatest, rarest and craziest beers from around the world. With five different rooms spread across two floors there is something for everyone.

Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1FH/1-3 Washington Buildings, Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2AD

Waterloo Tea aims to provide an everyday setting for its fluid art exhibitions in its three teahouses. Proud to be part of diffusion with Glenn Edwards. @wyndhamtea


Group Show
04 -30 October

​Southwestern Reflections

Matt Wright
01 -31 October

This is Not My Beautiful House

Marc Arkless
01 -31 October

Seeing the Elephant

22 -07 November


02 -22 October

Hidden Presence

Eva Sajovic, Julian Germain
01 -31 October

extra{ordinary} - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery
01 -31 October

Akula Dream

George Barber
01 -31 October

Chipwood and Choppers

Gwyn Williams
01 -31 October

Higher Ground

Hillerbrand + Magsamen
01 -31 October

Detroit: Unbroken Down

Dave Jordano
01 -31 October

Land Ends

Melissa Moore
01 -31 October


Matt Wilson
01 -31 October

San Francisco ‘64

Arthur Tress
01 -31 October


David Magnusson
01 -31 October

Poise, Power, and Protocol

Caitlin Rueter
03 -23 October


Ken Griffiths
01 -24 October

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Janire Nájera
01 -31 October

I Called her Lisa-Marie

Clementine Schneidermann
01 -31 October

Towards America - Home Sweet Home

Group Show
01 -17 October

High School/Right

Jona Frank
01 -31 October


Serge Clement
02 -31 October

As It was Give(n) to Me

Stacy Kranitz
01 -31 October

And Now it's Dark

Will Steacy, Todd Hido, Jeff Brouws
01 -31 October


Delphine Diallo
01 -31 October

A Tale of Two Cities

Group Show
01 -31 October

Appalachian Coal Camps

Roger Tiley
01 -31 October


Stephen McLaren
01 -31 October

A Pink Flamingo

Jack Latham
01 -31 October