Pen Y Lan | City Centre | Penarth Town | Lakeside | Penarth Pavilion


5 Waterloo Gardens
Cardiff, CF23 5AA
Tel: 02920 456073


The founding of Waterloo Gardens Teahouse came about after a series of unplanned events. Opened in 2008 with the mantra of honouring the contract between the cafe and its guests. This venue is the heartbeat of Waterloo Tea.

Opening Times:

We are open seven days a week.

8 till 6, Monday-Saturday

9 till 6, Sundays

We are open most bank holidays, so whenever you are off work you can pop in for a cuppa.

Current Menus



toast (white, brown, sourdough, gluten free) 2
toasted cinnamon fruit loaf 2.5
freshly baked pastries (selection at the counter when available) 1.5
homemade granola with fresh fruit, welsh yoghurt and honey 5
french toast, welsh yogurt, fresh fruit, hazelnuts) 6
poached eggs with hollandaise and spinach on sourdough 6.5
(add smoked salmon 2)
scrambled eggs with spinach on malted toast 6.5
(add smoked salmon 2)
smashed avocado, feta and chilli oil, toasted sourdough 7
(add poached eggs 2)
(add smoked salmon 2)
spiced tofu open burrito, black beans, mushrooms, salsa (vegan) 7
double fried egg sandwich, smoked cheese, chilli jam, nigella seeds 7
Welsh rarebit with leeks, chutney, side salad 7


served with side salad (swap with small soup for 2)
cheddar, chutney, pickled red onion, malted bread 6
pan fried halloumi, tzatziki, tomato, pickled fennel, ciabatta 6.5
smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese, sweet pickled cucumber, malted bread 6.5
crispy cajun roasted cauliflower, herbed tofu aioli, tomato, baby gem (vegan) 6.5
salad of the day (add chicken 2, add halloumi 2, add avocado 2) 6.5
spiced, fried polenta salad with pickled veg and crushed chickpeas (vegan) 7
homemade baked cannellini beans, melted cheese, toasted sourdough 6.5
panko breaded chicken, Sriracha mayo, baby gem, seeded 'slaw, ciabatta 8
smashed avocado, feta and chilli oil, toasted sourdough 7
soup served with bread (vegan) 5
Welsh rarebit with leeks, chutney, side salad 7


meal deal - main, juice/hot choc & mini cake  5
kids cheese on toast 3
kids soup 3
sandwiches - cheese, salmon, chicken or avocado 3


All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts are present
Please mention if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements



Afternoon Tea

Come and spend some time in a haven of calm. Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat yourself.

Afternoon tea at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse comprises of…

A selection of fresh cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and chocolate truffles  – all served on a three tier cake stand with a tea of your choice. 

We bake the scones and prepare finger sandwiches to order, so it is necessary to book about a day in advance. We prefer it this way, so that everything delivered to your table has been freshly made for you. Afternoon Tea is the only way by which you can reserve a table at the teahouse.

If you have any allergies or dietary needs, then with notice, we can make you exactly what you like.

We think that Afternoon Tea makes a lovely present. Gift Vouchers are available so that you can treat friends and loved ones. To arrange personalised gift vouchers just contact us. Vouchers can be bought through our online shop also.

£15 pp

The teahouse can also be  booked exclusively for tea parties. Please contact us so that we can give you a quote specific to your requirements.


Please book in advance to avoid disappointment and please ensure you book with the store you wish to visit.

All bookings for Afternoon Tea at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse are taken over the telephone on 029 2045 6073.


If you have any allergies then let us know and we can create something for you. We stock gluten free bread and dairy free spreads. We are conscious of the issues around allergies, and will do everything we can for the teahouse to be accessible for all.